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7th ICMI-East Asia Regional Conference on Mathematics Education (EARCOME 7)

First Announcement and Call for Papers


1. Introduction

EARCOME is the name given to the ICMI‐East Asia Regional Conference on Mathematics Education.


The ICMI-East Asia Regional Conference on Mathematics Education series grew out of earlier conferences in the region. The South East Asia Conference on Mathematics Education (SEACME) series began in 1978 in Manila, and thereafter conferences were held at three‐year intervals at Kuala Lumpur (1981), Hat Yai (1984), Singapore (1987), Brunei (1990), Surabaya (1993), Hanoi (1996), and Manila again in 1999. In addition there have been two ICMI‐China Regional Conferences on Mathematics Education, in Beijing (1991) and Shanghai (1994).


EARCOME‐1, held in 1998 in Korea, was independent of these series, but EARCOME‐2 came together with SEACME‐9 in Singapore in 2002. The EARCOME series replaced the SEACME series thereafter.


Reference : http://www.mathunion.org/icmi/conferences/icmi-regional-conferences/introduction


EARCOME is held every three years except on the year when the International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME) is held. On such a year, EARCOME is held the year before. Countries in East Asia take turns hosting the conference:


 EARCOME 1 1998 Republic of Korea
 EARCOME 2 2002 Singapore
 EARCOME 3 2005 China
 EARCOME 4 2007 Malaysia
 EARCOME 5 2010 Japan
 EARCOME 6 2013 Thailand
 EARCOME 7 2015 Philippines



2. Date and Venue of EARCOME 7

It is an honor for the Philippines to host EARCOME 7. It is organized and hosted by the Philippine Council of Mathematics Teacher Educators, Inc. (MATHTED) and the Mathematics Department of the University of San Carlos.


EARCOME 7 will be held from May 11 to 15, 2015 at the Waterfront Hotel, Cebu City, Cebu.



3. Scientific Programme

The theme of EARCOME 7 is “Quality Mathematics Education for All.” This resonates with the need for good quality mathematics education to be inclusive of all students regardless of their gender, background and contexts.


EARCOME 7 will consist of the following activities: Plenary Lectures (PL), Regular Lectures (RL), Topic Study Groups (TSG), Workshops (W), Special Sharing Groups (SSG), Plenary Panel Discussion (PD) and Poster Presentations (PP).


The TSG themes are:


 TSG 1: Quality Mathematics Curriculum and Materials
 TSG 2: Quality Mathematics Classroom Practices
 TSG 3: Quality Mathematics Assessment
 TSG 4: Quality Mathematics Teacher Education and Development
 TSG 5: Quality Use of ICT in Mathematics
 TSG 6: Quality Use of Language and Discourse in Mathematics
 TSG 7: Quality Early Childhood and Lower Primary Mathematics Education



4. Call for Papers and Important Dates

We invite the mathematics education community to submit abstracts of papers for presentation at the Topic Study Groups. Research papers that reflect well thought out studies related to the TSG themes, particularly those that have significant practical implications for teaching and learning, are most welcome.


We also invite the mathematics education community to submit abstracts for poster presentations.


Submit the abstracts by email to: earcome7sec@gmail.com


For TSG proposals, use the following format for the filename and the subject line:
TSG [No.]_[Complete Name of Corresponding Author]_[Country].
The maximum number of words is 500.


For Poster proposals, use the following format for the filename and the subject line:
Poster_[Complete Name of Corresponding Author]_[Country].
The maximum number of words is 200.


All abstracts will be reviewed, after which corresponding authors will be informed of the decisions. The full papers for accepted TSG proposals will be peer-reviewed and published in the conference proceedings.


Important dates:


 May 31, 2014 April 30, 2014 - Deadline for TSG proposals
 June 16, 2014 - Release of decisions on the TSG proposals
 September 1, 2014 - Deadline for poster proposals
 October 3, 2014 - Release of decisions on the poster proposals
 December 1, 2014 - Deadline for full papers for TSG proposals
 January 5, 2015 - Feedback to authors
 February 6, 2015 - Deadline for revised full papers for TSG proposals


For more information and updates, please visit the EARCOME 7 website: http://earcome7.weebly.com/