Children’s Mathematical Education CME’16 – Wrocław POLAND, JULY 18-21, 2016


Inquiry based mathematical education
This is the Second Announcement for the fifth conference of CME, Children’s Mathematical Education. All researchers in mathematics education, teacher trainers and teachers are invited to attend and contribute.
Programme Committee:

- Peter Appelbaum (USA),
- Eszter Kónya (Hungary),
- Jenni Back (United Kingdom),
- Ján Gunčaga (Slovak),
- Paola Vighi (Italy),
- Joao Pedro da Ponte (Portugal),
- Jana Slezáková (Czech Republic),
- Lambrecht Spijkerboer (The Netherlands),
- Ewa Swoboda (Poland),
- Konstantinos Tatsis (Greece),
- Michal Tabach (Israel).
Members of the Local Organizing Committee:

- Małgorzata Mikołajczyk,
- Agata Hoffmann,
- Bożena Maj-Tatsis,
- Marta Pytlak.

The CME’16 conference will be held in Wrocław, in the building of the Institute of Mathematics, University of Wrocław.

F. Joliot-Curie street, 15
50-383 Wrocław

The programme contains:
- Plenary lectures
- Working seminars (4 educational levels)
- Research reports
- Workshops
- Poster presentations
CME’14 plenary speakers are:

Anna Sierpinska – Canada/Poland
Jenni Back & Rose Griffiths - UK
Guenter Toerner – Germany, (president of Educational Commission EMS)
Ferdinando Arzarello – Italy (President of ICMI)
Working seminars – the most important part of the conference. Each participant is invited to be a member of one of the working groups that will meet several times during the conference. Discussions and exchange of experiences and ideas are the essential aspects of this activity. It is designed as “an opportunity for participants who want to create something useful for their future work, based on the ideas gathered during the conference”. Participants will not present ready-made results, but will work together to create something new, to design education. They will work on their materials and ideas that they got during conference or bring for common discussion, to work it out for classroom practice. Such work could have the potential to help participants find the conference more engaging and to help participants in their further professional development. It will also make the conference a valuable catalyst in provoking new projects that grow out of the work of the conference itself.
Leaders of the Working Seminars:

• 3-6 years old: Liz Woodham, NRICH Primary Coordinator, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge, UK.
• 7-9 years old: Mirosław Dąbrowski , University of Warsaw, Poland
• 10-12 years old: Leonid Shlyapochnik , Russia
• 13-15 years old: Alex Friedlander, Michal Tabach, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
8.00 - 8.30Registration   
8.30 - 9.00Late registration  
9.00 - 9.30Plenary lecturePlenary lecturePlenary lecture
9.30 - 10.00Opening ceremony
10.00 - 10.30Plenary lectureWorking Seminar 2Working Seminar 3Working Seminar 4
10.30 - 11.00
11.00 - 11.30
11.30 - 12.00CoffeeCoffeeCoffeeCoffee
12.00 - 12.30Working Seminar 1Research ReportsResearch ReportsResearch Reports
12.30 - 13.00
13.00 - 13.30
13.30 - 14.00LunchLunchLunchLunch
14.00 - 14.30
14.30 - 15.00Research ReportsWorkshopsExcursionPosters & coffee
15.00 - 15.30
15.30 - 16.00Report from
Working Seminars
16.00 - 16.30CoffeeCoffee
16.30 - 17.00WorkshopsResearch Reports 
17.00 - 17.30Closing ceremony
17.30 - 18.00
18.30 - Gala Dinner
We hope that all participants will contribute actively to the conference by sharing with others their experiences and views in the various sessions.
All papers submitted must be strictly related to the theme of the conference and will be reviewed by a panel of experts. The accepted papers will then be published in a monograph entitled like the conference theme and will be handed out to participants at the beginning of the conference.
Participants can send a proposal for an oral presentation (Research Report), a workshop, or a poster.
Research Reports should contain:
• The aim of the research,
• Reference to relevant publications,
• Methodology,
• The presentation of the results and their analysis,
• Conclusions.

All papers should contain a title, the authors’ names and affiliations and a short summary of the content.
Research reports should be no longer than 10 pages.
Contributions for Workshops should be no longer than 2 pages.
Contributions for Posters should be no longer than 1 page.
All papers should be written in Times New Roman. The page should be suitable for transcription to A4 size, with the text dimensions being 16 cm x 24.7 cm (i.e. a 2.5 cm margin on A4 paper). The font size to be used is 14 with "single" spacing between lines and 6-point space between paragraphs. Please use the template given at the conference website ("Call for papers") in order to format your document and do not change the styles or margins given in the template.
Please send us your file by using Microsoft Word (saved as .doc or .docx) with your proposal to the following e-mail address:
Bożena Maj-Tatsis: e-mail
Please note that the title of the message should be CME.
REGISTRATION FEE 220 Euros, which includes all documents for the conference, the proceedings, coffee breaks and all social activities for participants: excursion, social meetings and Conference dinner.
The payment of the registration fee is a necessary pre-condition for the evaluation of submitted papers.

You may offer extra 10 Euros (or more), in order to support participants in difficult circumstances.

Accompanying persons are invited to participate in all social events of the Conference, alongside the participants. Conference fee for accompanying person is reduced to 100 Euro .

Registration is only possible on-line from the conference website
If for any reason you cannot participate, your payment will be refunded if you cancel by June 1.
If you cancel after June 1 a refund will not be possible.
You can pay the registration fee by money transfer. The details about the conference bank account:

Name of Beneficiary:
Fundacja Matematykow Wroclawskich
Plac Grunwaldzki 2/4,
50-384 Wrocław
Account of Beneficiary:
Idea Bank SA


56 1950 0001 2006 0692 5295 0002 (for payment done in PLN)
IBAN: PL 29 1950 0001 2006 0692 5295 0003 (for payment done in EUROS)
IBAN: PL 02 1950 0001 2006 0692 5295 0004 (for payment done in DOLLARS)

with the indication: CME 2016 and the name of participant
All bank charges must be covered by the participants.
A limited amount of funding is available to participants who experience financial difficulties to attend CME conference. The amount of money available is limited; the grant cannot cover all expenses related to the participation at CME’16.
Those who consider themselves to be eligible to receive these grants should apply to the Organizing Committee.

The application form

 Personal and professional information  .......................................................
 Description of applicant’s intended presentation  .......................................................
 Financial assistance anticipated from other sources  .......................................................
 Other pertinent personal information  ........................................................

All requests must be sent to Organizing Committee by March 1, 2016 to the following e-mail address:


  March 1, 2016  Deadline for sending papers (research reports, proposals for workshops)
  March 1, 2016  Deadline for payment of conference fee: 220 €
  March 1, 2016  Deadline for application for a grant
  April 1, 2016  Reply from the International Program Committee with acceptance of presentations or suggested modifications
  April 15, 2016  Deadline for sending posters
  May 1, 2016  Deadline for the last version of research report
  May 15, 2016  Final decision regarding papers and poster, send to authors
  June 1, 2016  Deadline for cancellation with refund
  June 1, 2016  Deadline of registration on-line
We encourage participants of the Conference to stay in the residence hall. Conference hall is located in walking distance from University.
It is also possible to use the public transport (two tram stops).


High standard:
Single room – 110 PLN (about) 27.5 Euro
Double room – 90 PLN (about) 22.5 Euro for one person

Medium standard:
Single room – 90 PLN (about) 22.5 Euro
Double room –70 PLN (about) 17.5 Euro for one person

Student’s standard:
Single room – 70 PLN (about) 17.5 Euro
Double room – 40 PLN (about) 10 Euro for one person

In the residence hall it is possible to prepare breakfast for yourself.

Breakfast and lunch will be served in the University building in the form of buffet. The cost of breakfast is 15 PLN (4 Euros) per person, the cost of lunch is 30 PLN (8 Euros) per person. The payment for breakfasts and lunches will be done during registration in Wrocław.
  1. Małgorzata Mikołajczyk - e-mail
  2. Agata Hoffmann - e-mail
  3. Ewa Swoboda - e-mail
  4. Marta Pytlak - e-mail
  5. Bożena Maj-Tatsis - e-mail

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