The Society of Didactics of Mathematics (Gesellschaft für Didaktik der Mathematik – GDM) has the pleasure of hosting ICME-13 in 2016 in Germany. The congress – to be held under the auspices of the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (ICMI) – will take place at the University of Hamburg from Sunday, 24th July to Sunday, 31st July 2016.
International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME) is held every four
years under the auspices of the International Commission on Mathematical Instruc- tion (ICMI). It is, however, planned and organised by separate committees, which operate independently of the ICMI, namely the International Programme Committee (IPC) and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) with the Local Chair. The responsibil- ity for the whole congress is within the Convenor of the congress.
International Congresses of Mathematics Education serve two major functions:
On the one hand they provide a scholarly opportunity for discussion, debate, and the presentation of new research and theory concerning all aspects of mathematics education. On the other hand it is a meeting place for the international community of mathematics education, namely, mathematics educators at various educational levels, mathematicians, teachers, policy-makers, and resource producers. ICME always seeks to simultaneously engage in serious scholarship and inclusive participation.
The scholarly aspect of ICME is represented by the Plenary Lectures and Survey Teams, the Invited Lectures and Topic Study Groups, and other fora. The people involved are chosen due to their high level of scholarship, but also with care for rep- resentativeness. All presentations in the congress are potentially subject to review, and may be allocated a time or mode of presentation that reflects its relevance and quality.
Inclusiveness within ICME is obtained in many forms. All who wish to attend
are welcome, and all who wish to present will be given an opportunity to do so in an appropriate Topic Study Group (TSG) or in an Oral Communication Session associated to the appropriate TSG or an associated Poster Session. In addition, discussions will be especially supported via Discussion Groups and Workshops, all congress partici- pants can submit convincing proposals.
ICME organisers also make special efforts to assist those who have financial or other difficulties concerning attendance by a solidarity grant. New and inexperienced members of the ICME community are especially welcome.
It has long been recognised by ICME organisers that collaboration is the best way of advancing our understanding of any topic. Thus, there is a need to give individual voices the opportunity to be heard and the community the opportunity of hearing them, without having to conform to the deliberations of a specific group.
Another factor in inclusiveness is the issue of language. While English is the official language of the congress, ICME organisers make every effort to accommodate the fact that many participants will not have English as their first language, and that there will be significant groups of participants from other language regions. Therefore trans- lations of the slides of the plenary lectures and of other important activities into the main congress languages will be provided. German as the language of the congress host country needs special attention, including special teacher activities run in German.
More information in http://icme13.org
Read the full text of the Second Announcement here: