29 Nov – 1 Dec 2016: Workshop “Tools and Mathematics” and MESIG2, University of Newcastle, Sydney

Announcement and call for abstracts for a twin workshop:  “Tools and Mathematics: Instruments for Learning” incorporating MESIG2, the second annual meeting of the “Mathematical Educational Software Interest Group”.

These twin workshops, both instigated by the late Professor Jonathan Borwein, will creatively bring together practitioners and researchers with common interests in education in the mathematical sciences, and in particular how our tool use influences our thinking.

The “Tools and Mathematics: Instruments for Learning” meeting celebrates the publication of a book of the same name by Jonathan Borwein, John Monaghan and Luc Trouche: http://www.springer.com/in/book/9783319023953. Abstracts for the Tools and Mathematics part of the meeting should be in the spirit of the book, in some capacity exploring the mathematical nexus between research and education, tools and creativity, experimentation and learning. Abstracts for the MESIG part of the meeting should be driven by examples of the practice of software use in mathematical education.

Further information on the book, abstract submission, and confirmed invited speakers is available on the conference website: https://carma.newcastle.edu.au/meetings/tools/

Dates: Tuesday 29 November – Thursday 1 December 2016
Venue: Lecture theatre ELI 122, University of Newcastle Sydney Campus, 55 Elizabeth Street in the Sydney CBD
Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/tools-and-mathematics-instruments-for-learning-tickets-27424446257
Abstract submission: https://carma.newcastle.edu.au/meetings/tools/abstractsystem/
Abstract submission deadline: Monday 14 November 2016

From Judy-anne Osborn and Naomi Borwein

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