Archived 20 August 2007. Please send corrections to S. Hauk,

The SIGMAA on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education
presents its Tenth

Conference on Research in

Undergraduate Mathematics Education

DoubleTree Hotel, San Diego - Mission Valley, California
February 22 – February 25, 2007

As part of its on-going activities to foster research in undergraduate mathematics education and the dissemination of such research, the Special Interest Group of the Mathematical Association of America on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education (SIGMAA on RUME) presents its tenth Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education.

This conference is a forum for researchers in collegiate mathematics education and includes the following themes: results of current research, contemporary theoretical perspectives and research paradigms, and innovative methodologies and analytical approaches as they pertain to the study of undergraduate mathematics. The program will include plenary addresses, contributed paper sessions, and preliminary paper sessions.

Sessions will begin at 7:00 pm, February 22, 2007, and continue through to noon on Sunday, February 25, 2007. The opening plenary will take place on Thursday evening followed by a reception. Conference registration includes all meals and coffee breaks on Friday and Saturday and a continental breakfast on Sunday.

Plenary speakers

The SIGMAA on RUME is pleased to announce plenary sessions by:

David Tall
The University of Warwick

Embodiment, Symbolism and Formalism in Undergraduate Mathematics Education  [view paper]
Guershon Harel
University of California, San Diego

DNR’s Definition of “Mathematics” and Its Pedagogical Consequences; Focus on the Transition between Proof Schemes

Rafael Núñez
University of California, San Diego

Meaning, Language, Gesture, and Brain: The Cognitive Science of Human Abstraction, and Why is it Relevant for Mathematics Education

Dennis Pearl
The Ohio State University
Building a Statistical Paradigm and Infrastructure for Mathematics Education Research   [view slides]

Program of Contributed Papers and Preliminary Reports

Electronic Proceedings

Click here for the conference program.

Click here for abstracts.

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At the Tenth Conference on RUME, we have scheduled significant time for informal discussions during regular coffee breaks, a special "Discussion Lounge" on Saturday afternoon, and long meals. See the Program for details. We have established a special Announcements Page to help facilitate the organization of discussion around specific topics.

Call for Proposals

Click here for submission guidelines.
Deadline October 13th, 2006.
If you do not receive an email confirming receipt of your proposal within a couple days of your submission, please contact the Organizational Director, Michael Oehrtman, at

NEW Conference Proceedings and Award for Best Paper  (See the submission guidelines for details.)

In order to encourage conference participants to prepare their work for publication, authors of all accepted proposals are encouraged (but not required) to submit a previously unpublished paper for an electronic proceedings. Papers are due shortly after the conference to give authors a chance to incorporate comments and suggestions from their presentation. One paper will be selected as the Winner of the Best Paper Award for the 2007 Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education. This award carries with it a prize of $200. One additional paper will be awarded Honorable Mention Best Paper Award for the 2007 Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education.

Accepted papers will be available on the SIGMAA on RUME website.

In addition, newer researchers can also opt to have their paper be considered for selection of pre-journal submission review by more experienced researchers. Up to four promising papers of newer researchers will be assigned reviewers to help authors get their paper ready for submission to a journal. This is a great opportunity for newer researchers to increase the likelihood of publication in a top journal.

Conference Hotel Information

The conference hotel is the Doubletree Hotel San Diego - Mission Valley, California. The room rate is $149 per night for single or double occupancy, plus tax. Reservations must be made by January 23 to receive the conference rate. The hotel website is

To place a reservation call the hotel directly at (619) 297-5466 and ask for the SIGMAA on RUME special rate.

On-Site Facilities
Nearby Services

Alternate Hotel Information    NEW

The Town and Country hotel is one trolley stop from the conference hotel.
$119 Standard
$129 Courtyard room
$139 Deluxe royal palm tower room

To place a reservation, call the hotel directly at 1-800-772-8527 and ask for the San Diego State University rate.

To get the hotel from the airport - Either take the Express Shuttle
($10/person) or take a taxi (approximately $25). There is no hotel shuttle.

To get to the conference hotel - Take the trolley one stop to Hazard Center ($1.50/ride). A day pass for the trolley is $5.00.

Early Registration Deadline: January 23, 2007.

Registration is by mail only. Click here for a mail-in registration form.


Program Committee Chairperson

Michael Oehrtman
Department of Mathematics and Statistics           
Arizona State University
Phoenix, AZ 85287-1804
480-965-8119 (fax)

Questions regarding the conference program or registration should be directed to Mike Oehrtman while the questions regarding accommodations should be directed to Chris Rasmussen.

Conference Planning Committee

Jennifer Christian Smith
The University of Texas

Michael Oehrtman (Committee Chair)
Arizona State University

Shandy Hauk
University of Northern Colorado

Chris Rasmussen (Local Organizer)
San Diego State University

David Meel
Bowling Green State University

Natasha Speer
Michigan State University
Vilma Mesa
University of Michigan


Mathematical Association of America
San Diego State University