The SIGMAA on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education
presents its Eleventh

Conference on Research in

Undergraduate Mathematics Education

DoubleTree Hotel, San Diego - Mission Valley, California
February 28 – March 2, 2008

Conference Program

Conference Abstracts

Conference Proceedings

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 eleventh 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 28, 2008, and continue through to noon on Sunday, March 2, 2008. The opening plenary will take place on Thursday evening followed by a reception. Conference registration includes all meals except dinner on Saturday.


Plenary speakers

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

John Mason
The Open University & Oxford University
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Phenomenal Mathematics at University Level
Judith Grabiner
Pitzer College
Claremont, California


Why Should Historical Truth Matter to Math Teachers?
David Hammer
University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland


Attending and Responding to Students' Epistemologies in Physics Instruction
Anna Sierpinska
Concordia University
Montreal, Quebec


Institutional Perspective in Research in Mathematics Education

Panel on Doctoral Programs in Mathematics Education

Shandy Hauk, University of Northern Colorado
Hollylynne Lee, North Carolina State University
Karen Marrongelle, Portland State University
Keith Weber, Rutgers University

Panelists will discuss the state of doctoral programs in mathematics education in the United States drawing on results and discussions from the national conference on Doctoral Programs in Mathematics Education: Progress in the Past Decade.

Call for Proposals

Click here for proposal submission guidelines.
Deadline November 5th, 2007.
If you do not receive an email confirming receipt of your proposal within a couple days of your submission, please contact the Organizational Director, Michelle Zandieh, at

Conference Proceedings and Award for Best Paper 

Authors of all accepted proposals are expected to submit a previously unpublished paper for an electronic proceedings. Papers are due two weeks after the conference (March 17, 2008) to give authors a chance to incorporate comments and suggestions from their presentation. Authors will have the option of writing a short (5-8 page) paper or a long (10-20 page) paper.

One long paper will be selected as the Winner of the Best Paper Award for the 2008 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 2008 Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education.

In addition, less experienced researchers who write a long paper can also opt to have their paper considered for selection of pre-journal submission review by more experienced researchers. A small number of promising papers will be assigned reviewers. This is a great opportunity for less experienced 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 $159 per night for single or double occupancy, plus tax. Reservations must be made by Monday, January 28, 2008 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 or book your room online at the SIGMAA on RUME page.

On-Site Facilities
Nearby Services
Here is a list of locally recommended restaurants.

Early Registration Deadline: January 28, 2008.

        Registration is by mail only.  Click here for the registration form. 


Program Committee Chairperson

Michelle Zandieh
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 Michelle Zandieh while the questions regarding accommodations should be directed to Chris Rasmussen.

Conference Planning Committee

Karen Allen Keene
North Carolina State University

Chris Rasmussen (Local Organizer)
San Diego State University

Sean Larsen
Portland State University

Natasha Speer
Michigan State University

Karen Marrongelle
Portland State University

Keith Weber
Rutgers University
Vilma Mesa
University of Michigan

Michelle Zandieh (Program Chair)
Arizona State University


Mathematical Association of America
San Diego State University