Another conference starts today – SIGMA on RUME 2008. The acronym(s) translate(s): Special Interest Group of the Mathematical Association of America (SIGMA) on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education (RUME). The plenary speaker on this opening day is John Mason from The Open University & Oxford University. Mason’s talk is entitled “Phenomenal Mathematics at University Level“. The other plenary speakers and their subjects are:
- Judith Grabiner, “Why should historical truth matter to math teachers?“
- David Hammer, “Attending and responding to students’ epistemologies in physics instruction“
- Anna Sierpinska, “Institutional perspective in research in mathematics education“
An impressive gathering of keynote speakers, and a very interesting program indeed. Watch out for the proceedings, they are going to be electronic!