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Tenth Conference on
San Diego - Mission Valley, California
22 – February 25, 2007
- Call for Conference Reports
As part of its ongoing activities to foster research in
undergraduate mathematics education and the dissemination of such
research, the Special Interest Group of the Mathematical Association of
Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education (SIGMAA on RUME)
tenth Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education.
Contributed Research Report
The SIGMAA on RUME aims to foster a professional atmosphere for
quality research in the teaching and learning of undergraduate
solicit proposals for contributed research reports presenting results
completed research studies on undergraduate mathematics education that
address one or more
of the following themes:
- results of current research
- contemporary theoretical perspectives and research paradigms,
- innovative methodologies and analytical approaches as they
pertain to the study undergraduate mathematics education
Preliminary Research Reports
The SIGMAA on RUME seeks to support the professional development of
new researchers in the field of undergraduate mathematics education. To
foster constructive discussions toward this goal, we encourage graduate
students, new PhDs, undergraduate mathematics educators, and
to present preliminary reports on research projects in early stages of
or execution. Significant discussion time will follow each presentation
allow for feedback and suggestions for future directions for the
All proposals should be sent by e-mail
(plain text, rich text, or pdf) to the Chair of the Program
Committee at email@example.com.
Proposals must conform to the following
format and be received by October
Please keep other questions, queries,
correspondence to the Chair of the Program Committee separate
e-mail submission of your proposal.
- At the beginning of the e-mail,
please include the
for each presenter
or co-author. To help us maintain a blind initial review process,
be the ONLY place in the document this information is included. If
you send your proposal in the text of an email, please be sure to turn
off or delete any automatic signatures.
- Institutional affiliation, and
- e-mail address
- Indicate for which type of session your paper is intended: Contributed Research Report or Preliminary Research Report.
- Include a 150-word abstract. A book of abstracts will be
prior to the conference. Note that your abstract will be included only
after your registration payment has been received.
- Include a brief but informative
preceding your proposal. The length of the proposal should be 1-2
"standard" pages of text. Remember, it is your responsibility
proposals as much as possible.
It is highly recommended that proposals address as
many of the following considerations as possible:
- An explicit statement of the question(s) or issue(s) the
- Relation of this work to the research literature
- Theoretical perspective and/or conceptual famework
- Research methodology
- Results of the research
- Applications to / implications for teaching practice
- A short list of references can be
given at the
end of the proposal.
for review of proposals.
must address an issue relevant to RUME and be well-written In
proposal the committee will consider the following questions when
Does the proposal
explore a significant issue/question relevant to RUME?
How does it relate to prior research on related topics/issues?
theoretical perspective clearly outlined?
Is there an appropriate choice of
Is the analysis supported by data?
Is it clear what the
conclusions/main claims are?
Are those supported by data?
Is there potential to
extend this research?
Does the research contribute to teaching practice/theory
Is there promise of a successful presentation?
- Method for review of proposals. Upon
your proposal, the Chair of the Program Committee will blind the
stripping away the Name/E-mail/Affiliation information at the beginning
e-mail. The proposals will then be sent to the other members of the
Committee who will independently review all proposals. The Chair of the
Committee will then sort the proposals according to all these reviews.
the entire Program Committee will create the program of talks. At this
step, complete information will be available to all members of the
The final program stemming
from this call for proposals
will likely consist of:
- parallel contributed talks (~40 min),
- shorter parallel contributed talks (~30 min),
- preliminary report presentations (~30 min).
Encouragement: In order to
participants to prepare their work for publication, authors of all
encouraged (but not required) to submit a paper for the electronic
optional electronic proceedings is designed to facilitate
the publication of members' work as follows:
Papers are due 2 weeks after the conference. This
gives authors a chance to incorporate comments and suggestions from
presentation. Deadline for submission is
March, 12, 2007. Papers must be
e-mailed to the SIGMAA on RUME Organizational Director, Michael
Oehrtman, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Papers are to be a minimum of 10 pages and a maximum of 20 pages
(double-spaced, 12-point font, excluding
follow APA style, 5th Edition, except for the location of
figures and tables, which should be embedded in the text. Do not blind
your paper. Papers must be
submitted in portable document format (pdf).
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
Paper Award: One paper will be selected as the Winner
of the Best Paper Award for the 2007
Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education. This
carries with it a prize of $200. One additional papers will be
awarded Honorable Mention Best Paper Award for the
2007 Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education.
will be announced shortly after the paper submission deadline and will
recognized nationally through the SIGMAA on RUME listserv and
website. All entries will be reviewed by a panel of three readers.
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Smith, The University of Texas at Austin
Shandy Hauk, University of Northern Colorado
David Meel, Bowling Green State University
Vilma Mesa, University of Michigan
Michael Oehrtman (Chair of Program Committee), Arizona
San Diego State
Natasha Speer, Michigan State University