As Chief Organizers of TSG16 we would like to encourage you to participate actively in the work of ICME-9 and especially in the work of TSG16. You may choose one or both of the following possibilities to present your ideas:
(a) You propose a "Short Presentation" of your individual design to the ICME Registration Office:
Challenges, ideas, experiences, results, conclusions, and so on. (The deadline for submission of these proposals is March 15, 2000). The short presentations will be on display twice on Friday (August 4), at 10:45 - 11:45 and at 14:00 - 15:00, and they will be classified on display according to the themes of the Working Groups and the Topic Study Groups.
If you apply to participate through a "Short Presentation" on a topic related to "Creativity in Mathematics Education and the Education of Gifted Students" we would sincerely appreciate receiving from you a copy of your completed "application form for a short presentation" (copy of both sides of the form). This would allow us to be informed about your presentation and to inform participants in our TSG16 sessions about your "Short Presentation".
(b) You participate in the work of TSG #16:
If you are interested in participating actively in the two sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday (August 1 and 2), please let us know right away and please submit to one of the Chief Organizers of TSG16 also by March 15, 2000 a four-page paper summarizing your ideas and results related to one or more of the TSG16 topics. (The intended work of TSG16 will be described below.)
These four-page papers will be reviewed by the organizers and, if appropriate, the ideas and results will be incorporated into the survey summaries for one or more of our topics. If the organizers consider a paper submitted acceptable for "presentation by distribution", the authors of the paper will be invited then to prepare the final version of the paper in a format that can be distributed to the TSG16 participants during the session as a "one-sheet summary". This one-sheet summary will be one piece of paper as a reduced photocopy of your revised four-page paper with a format of about 21cm x 30 cm, printed on front and back. It will consist of the first two pages of your paper printed in reduced format on the front of the paper and the third and fourth pages of your paper printed in reduced format on the back of the paper. The authors themselves must produce the copies of their "one-sheet-summary" themselves and bring them to the conference (the Congress cannot take care of copying).
INTENDED WORK OF TSG 16:
Session 1 will concentrate on "Creativity". The main responsibility for this session will be with Hartwig Meissner (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org), Bill Higginson (Associate Organizer) and an international team of specialists. The session will have state-of-the-art reviews on "Creative Environments" (including theoretical, psychological, social, affective components) [Gerald Goldin, ValerieDeBellis], "The Needs of the Learners" [Regina Bruder, Friedhelm Kaepnick, Marianne Nolte], "The Role of the Teacher" [William Higginson, Lynda Colgan], and "Creative Mathematics" (projects, examples, problems) [Noel Geoghegan e.a.]. The reports will be followed by questions from the audience and discussion by experts in the field.
Session 2 will include invited reviews of research on the characteristics and needs of the mathematically gifted as well "promising practices" highlights of programs for the mathematically gifted. These reviews will also address the impact of current knowledge about creativity in mathematics on the education of the mathematically gifted. The keynote reports will include summaries from research as well as the contributions from ICME participants who should send their suggestions in advance to the Organizers. The reports will be followed by questions from the audience and discussion by experts in the field. The main responsibility for this session will be with Kathleen Heid (e-mail: IK8@email.psu.edu) and Mark Saul (Associate Organizer).
*********************************************************** Jerry P. Becker Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction Southern Illinois University Carbondale, IL 62901-4610 USA Fax: (618) 453-4244 Phone: (618) 453-4241 (office) (618) 457-8903 (home) E-mail: email@example.com