The International Congress on
the Problem Solving in Mathematics
~ ProMath 2004~
June 30 - July 2, 2004
The International Congress on the Problem Solving in Mathematics, ProMath 2004, is organised as a satellite conference to ICME-10 in Copenhagen June 30 – July 2, 2004 in Lahti, Finland.
The aim of the conference is to
highlight the latest advances, problems and challenges in the field of problem
solving research. Selected aspects related to designing and using of open
problem solving will also be discussed.
It is a great pleasure to invite you to join ProMath 2004 congress. The final program will be decided upon by the Program Committee, and will be composed of invited presentations (Stacey, Schupp, Cai), voluntary papers, workshops and poster sessions. We are looking forward to meet you in Lahti.
OFFICIAL LANGUAGEEnglish will be the official language of the conference.
June 30 – July 2, 2004 in Lahti, Finland.
Palmenia Centre for Research and Continuing Education, Kirkkokatu 16, FIN-15140 Lahti
LIST OF CONFERENCE SESSIONS
Problem solving in primary education
(2) Problem solving in secondary education
(3) Problem solving in tertiary education
(4) Problem solving in vocational education
(5) Problem solving and gender
(6) Problem solving and technology
(7) Conceptions on problem solving
(8) Open approach as a teaching method
The final program will be decided upon by the Program Committee, and will be composed of invited presentations, voluntary papers, workshops and poster sessions.
Wednesday, June 30
|11-12.30||Prof. Kaye Stacey (Melbourne, Australia), Open Problem Solving as a Teaching Method + discussion||Auditorium|
|14.00-15.00||Section lecture #1+ discussion||Classes|
|15.30-16.30||Section lecture #2 + discussion||Classes|
|16.30-17.30||Section lecture #3 + discussion||Classes|
|19-22||Reception by City Lahti||City Hall|
Thursday, July 1
|9.00-10.30||Prof. Hans Schupp (Saarbrücken, Germany), Classroom Variations on Mathematical Problems + discussion||Auditorium|
|11.00-12.00||Section lecture #4 + discussion||Classes|
|13.30-14.30||Section lecture #5 + discussion||Classes|
|15.00-16.00||Section lecture #6 + discussion||Classes|
|16.00-17.00||Discussion on the future of ProMath||Auditorium|
|19-22||Ship cruise on the lake Vesijärvi||Harbor|
Friday, July 2
|9.00-10.30||Prof. Jinfa Cai (Philadelphia, USA), Problem Posing as Lenses for Understanding and Improving Learning: Issues and Practice + discussion||Auditorium|
|11.00-12.00||Section lecture #7 + discussion||Classes|
|12.00-13.00||Section lecture #8 + discussion||Classes|
The groups for short talks
|Time slot||Group 1 Group 2|
31 2004: Registration
through the Internet:
May, 2004: Final Program
LOCATION OF THE CONFERENCE
The ProMath 2004 conference will be held in Lahti at the Palmenia Centre for Research and Continuing Education (Kirkkokatu 16).
Lahti is a city with population of about 100 000, located 100 km northeast of Helsinki on Lake Vesijärvi. Being the centre for winter sports and the gate to the Finnish Lake District, Lahti offers memorable experiences to conference participants. The PME-21 conference took place 1997 in the same location. There are good connections by bus direct from the international Helsinki airport, and numerous daily bus and train connections between Helsinki and Lahti. In southern Finland, the daytime temperature in July is about +18°C. The timing of conference (a week after the midsummer) means that there is only one hour twilight in the night.
The registration fee for the conference will be 250 euros including registration, conference material, social program as well as lunch and coffee during the conference days. For young doctoral students (aged under 30 years) the fee will be 150 euros. Remittance of the registration fee is expected by March 31, 2004. Late registration (after April 1, 2004) is subject to an additional charge (50 euros). For participation in the conference you are kindly requested to complete the registration form on the conference www-page (http://gore.lpt.fi/Promath/en/ParLogin.jsp ).
Accommodation of the participants will be in hotels centrally located in Lahti within a walking distance from the conference place. Hotel prices range from 50 euros to 80 euros/ single/ night/ person and from 40 euros to 60 euros/ double/ night/ person including breakfast. Detailed information will be found on the conference www-page: CLICK HERE. Participants are urged to contact directly to the hotels.
and post-conference tours to Helsinki and Lapland as well as to Russia (St.
Petersburg) and Estonia (Tallinn) will be organized, if there is enough
interest. Please, indicate your interest to participate in the abstract
submission : CLICK HERE.
Inquiries should be directed to prof. Erkki Pehkonen (scientific program)
or PROMATH 2004 Secretariat (registration and local arrangements)
Erkki Pehkonen R)
second and final announcement will be published on the www-page of the
conference (http://www.edu.helsinki.fi/malu/promath/) in May 2004. Those
preliminary registered will be on the e-mailing list.
Finland and Lahti is easy to reach
by air, see http://www.finnair.fi
by bus, see http://www.matkahuolto.fi/english/index.html
by train, see http://www.vr.fi
by car, map of Finland: http://virtual.finland.fi/finfo/english/suomimap.html
Paper sessions consist of oral presentations (30 min) of individual papers followed by discussion (30 min).
There will be a 'book' of abstracts available at the beginning of the symposium.
The proceedings of the symposium (in English) will consist of a selection of refereed papers. Papers should be written according to the APA format and include: title, author(s), the institute and e-mail address of the corresponding author; abstract; text; and references (http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/research/r_apa.html#Examples ) (Word document). All papers will be reviewed. The proceedings will be published by the Department of Applied Sciences of Education, University of Helsinki.
Prof. Erkki Pehkonen, R)
Chair of the Organizing Committee
Dept Applied Sciences of Education
University of Helsinki
Box 9 (Siltavuorenpenger 20
FIN-00014 Helsinki University
Prof. Ole Björkqvist (University of Åbo Akademi, Finland)
Dr. Jari Lavonen (University of Helsinki, Finland)
Dr. Kaarina Merenluoto (University of Turku, Finland)
Prof. Kaye Stacey (University of Melbourne, Australia)
Prof. Bernd Zimmermann (University of Jena, Germany)
PROMATH 2004 Secretariat
University of Helsinki,
Palmenia Centre for Researh and Continuing Education
fax +358 3 892 20219
|City of Lahti||http://www.lahti.fi/|
|City of Helsinki||www.hel.fi|
- The 10th International Congress on Mathematics Education