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Eleventh Conference on
San Diego - Mission Valley, California
28 – March 2, 2008
- 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)
presents its eleventh Conference on Research in Undergraduate
Contributed Research Report
The SIGMAA on RUME aims to foster a professional atmosphere
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 as an attachment (plain text, rich
text, or pdf) by e-mail
to the Chair of the Program
Committee at email@example.com.
Proposals must conform to the following
format and be received by November 5th,
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,
names and institutional affiliations should ONLY appear in the body of
your email and not in the attached document containing your proposal.
- Institutional affiliation, and
- e-mail address
- Indicate in both the body of the email and at the top of the
attached proposal for which type of session your paper is intended: Contributed Research Report or Preliminary Research Report.
- Include at the top of your attached proposal a 100 to 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 framework
- Research methodology
- Results of the research
- Applications to / implications for teaching practice
- A short list of references should be
given at the
end of the proposal. The references do not count toward the two-page
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 it clear what the
conclusions/main claims are?
Are those supported by data?
Does the research contribute to teaching practice/theory
Committee will review all proposals and create the program of talks.
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).
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
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)
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