The SIGMAA on RUME presents the twenty-first annual

Conference on

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February 22 - 24, 2018 | SAN DIEGO, CA

Submission Guidelines


There are two files that you should download to help in preparing and submitting your paper:
  • For a copy of the RFP, including a formatting overview here
  • For a Blind Report Template click here

All proposals must be submitted through the Microsoft conference management Tool system at the link below:

Papers that are not submitted through the CMT submission system will not be considered for review. While the submission system will have a box for "abstract only" all proposals require an abstract and paper, do not just submit an abstract, your proposal will be rejected. Please make sure to upload your paper to the conference system before clicking 'submit.'

Proposal and Paper Preparation Guidelines

Papers that do not follow the Paper Preparation Guidelines will be returned to the author.

All papers should formatted as follows:

  • Times New Roman
  • 12-point font
  • 1-inch margins
  • Single-spaced
  • Left-justified (except the title, authors, and 1st-level headings)
  • No header or footer
  • No page numbers (they look silly in the proceedings)

Title case

Use APA Title case. For example: A Super-Fabulous RUME Proposal: More About Maxima and Minima

Here are directions for implementing APA’s title case:

  1. Capitalize the first word of the title/heading and of any subtitle/subheading;
  2. Capitalize all “major” words (nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and pronouns) in the title/heading, including the second part of hyphenated major words (e.g., Self-Report not Self-report); and
  3. Capitalize all words of four letters or more.


Please follow APA formatting for headings as described in the RFP and included in the submission template

Abstract Preparation

The abstract is limited to 150 words. Please include in the abstract an informative description of the context, theoretical framework, research questions, goals, and findings. All proposals, including posters, are required to have an abstract.


You will be asked to provide 3-5 keywords that describe your paper. The first letter of each word should be capitalized. When appropriate, your keyword list should include descriptors of the mathematical focus, theoretical perspective, and/or methodology. For example, keywords to describe a design experiment in abstract algebra might include: Abstract Algebra, Design Experiment, Realistic Mathematics Education.

Other examples of keywords are: Calculus, Precalculus, Preservice Secondary Teachers, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, Elementary Teacher Training, Number Theory, Transition to Proof, Teaching Assistants (TA), Discourse Analysis, Classroom Research, Cognitive Research, etc.

Figures and Tables

All figures and tables should be located in the body of the paper and labeled in APA formatting. Figures and tables count towards the overall page limits.


References must be provided in the standard APA format (References do not count towards the page limits). An example is provided here:

Dreyfus, T. (1991). Advanced mathematical thinking processes. In D. Tall (Ed.) Advanced Mathematical Thinking (pp. 25-41). Dordrecht: Kluwer.


To help us maintain a blind review process, please follow the APA standard for blinding in your initial submission. If one of the authors has written a paper that is in wide circulation, please cite that paper using the standard citation (e.g., if it has already been published in a journal). If the work being cited is not in wide circulation (e.g., technical report, dissertation, …) please cite with AUTHOR. We have adopted this blinding policy because often substituting AUTHOR in describing a paper makes it more obvious who has submitted the proposal. For example, “AUTHOR has previously found that lecturers in abstract algebra present informal ways of thinking about proof” basically tells a reviewer that Tim FC wrote the paper.