Discussion Groups (DG)


Proposals for a Discussion Group were submitted to the International Program Committee by means of a one-page abstract. The deadline for the submission of DG proposals was March 1st, 2011. The number of the submitted proposals was 10.

Proposals for DG were reviewed by the members of the IPC. Notifications of the decision of the program Committee were sent by April, 7th, 2011.

Accepted proposals for a Discussion Group will be included in the conference proceedings, provided the full Conference Fees for both the coordinators and the assistant coordinators are paid before May 16th, 2011.

Two 90-minute sessions will be allocated to Discussion Groups.

Each Discussion Group is required to send a report of its activities to the Administrative Manager to be included in PME News. This report is due by September 20th, 2011.

The accepted Discussion Groups are listed below:

DG1: Digital Games: New Potential For Mathematics
               Robyn Jorgensen, Tom Lowrie, and Peter Gates

DG2: Intuitive And Analytical Thinking: Working To Bridge The Gap
               Lisser Rye Ejersbo and Uri Leron

DG3: Models And Modeling
               Richard Lesh, Sinem Baş, Bülent Çetinkaya, Kürşat A. Erbaş, Engin Ader, Serkan Özel, Bharath Sriraman, Berna Aygün, and Belma Türker

DG4: Preparing Novice Researchers to Do High-Quality Qualitative Research in Mathematics Education
               Martin Simon and Karen Koellner

DG5: Students' Cultural Identity and Mathematics Instruction in Global Times
               Paolo Boero, Nadia Douek, and  Luis Radford

DG6: Technology in Mathematics Education: Different Kinds and Levels of Experimentation
               Asli S. Ozgun-Koca, Sinan Olkun, and Vivian LaFerla

DG7: The Challenge of Including Learners With Special Educational Needs in School Mathematics
               Janete Bolite Frant and Haydar Hanna

DG8: Working with Less Successful Teachers
                Anne D. Cockburn