Children’s Mathematical Education CME’16 – Wrocław POLAND, JULY 18-21, 2016

The CME'16 conference will be held under the patronage of the
Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education.


Inquiry based mathematical education
This is the Second Announcement for the fifth conference of CME, Children’s Mathematical Education. All researchers in mathematics education, teacher trainers and teachers are invited to attend and contribute.
Programme Committee:

- Peter Appelbaum (USA),
- Eszter Kónya (Hungary),
- Jenni Back (United Kingdom),
- Ján Gunčaga (Slovakia),
- Paola Vighi (Italy),
- Joao Pedro da Ponte (Portugal),
- Jana Slezáková (Czech Republic),
- Lambrecht Spijkerboer (The Netherlands),
- Ewa Swoboda (Poland),
- Konstantinos Tatsis (Greece),
- Michal Tabach (Israel).
Members of the Local Organizing Committee:

- Małgorzata Mikołajczyk - University of Wroclaw,
- Agata Hoffmann - University of Wroclaw,
- Bożena Maj-Tatsis - University of Rzeszow,
- Marta Pytlak - University of Rzeszow.

The CME’16 conference will be held in Wrocław, in the building of the Institute of Mathematics, University of Wroclaw.

Pl. Grunwaldzki 2/4
50-384 Wrocław

The programme contains:
- Plenary lectures
- Working seminars (4 educational levels)
- Research reports
- Workshops
- Poster presentations
CME’16 plenary speakers are:

Anna Sierpinska - Professor, Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada/Poland
Rose Griffiths - Professor, University of Leicester, UK
Jenni Back - Honorary Visiting Fellow at the School of Education in Leicester, UK
Guenter Toerner – Professor, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany, (president of Educational Commission EMS)
Ferdinando Arzarello – Professor, Università di Torino, Italy (President of ICME)
Working seminars – the most important part of the conference. Each participant is invited to be a member of one of the working groups that will meet several times during the conference. Discussions and exchange of experience and ideas are the essential aspects of this activity. It is designed as “an opportunity for participants who want to create something useful for their future work, based on the ideas gathered during the conference”. Participants will not present ready-made results, but will work together to create something new, to design education. They will work on materials and ideas that they got during conference or bring for common discussion, to work it out for classroom practice. Such work could have the potential to help participants find the conference more engaging and to help them in their further professional work. It will also make the conference a valuable catalyst in provoking new projects that grow out of the work of the conference itself.
Leaders of the Working Seminars:

• 3-6 years old: Liz Woodham, NRICH Primary Coordinator, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge, UK.
• 7-9 years old: Małgorzata Zambrowska, Marcin Karpiński, Poland
• 10-12 years old: Leonid Shlyapochnik - The State Budget Educational Institution SBEI "Gymnasium № 1567", Moscow City, Russia
• 13-15 years old: Alex Friedlander, Michal Tabach, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
8.00 - 8.30 Late registration  
8.30 - 9.00RegistrationPlenary
9.00 - 9.30Plenary
J.Back, R.Griffiths
9.30 - 10.00Working Seminar 2Working Seminar 3
10.00 - 10.30Opening ceremonyWorking Seminar 4
10.30 - 11.00Plenary
11.00 - 11.30Posters & CoffeeCoffee
11.30 - 12.00CoffeeResearch ReportsCoffee
12.00 - 12.30Working Seminar 1WorkshopLectureResearch
12.30 - 13.00
13.00 - 13.30LunchLunch
13.30 - 14.00LunchLunch
14.00 - 14.30ExcursionReport from
Working Seminars
14.30 - 15.00Research ReportsArt Exhibition Lecture
in Royal Palace


City Walk
15.00 - 15.30Closing ceremony
15.30 - 16.00 
16.00 - 16.30Coffee 
16.30 - 17.00Workshops 
17.00 - 17.30 
17.30 - 18.00 
18.00 - 18.30  Gala dinner
18.30 - 19.00  
19.00 - 22.00River Cruise
& Grill Party
We hope that all participants will contribute actively to the conference by sharing with others their experiences and views in the various sessions.
All papers submitted must be strictly related to the theme of the conference and will be reviewed by a panel of experts. The accepted papers will then be published in a monograph entitled like the conference theme and will be handed out to participants at the beginning of the conference.
Participants can send a proposal for an oral presentation (Research Report), a workshop, or a poster.
Research Reports should contain:
• The aim of the research,
• Reference to relevant publications,
• Methodology,
• The presentation of the results and their analysis,
• Conclusions.

All papers should contain a title, the authors’ names and affiliations and a short summary of the content.
Research reports should be no longer than 10 pages.
Contributions for Workshops should be no longer than 2 pages.
Contributions for Posters should be no longer than 1 page.
All papers should be written in Times New Roman. The page should be suitable for transcription to A4 size, with the text dimensions being 16 cm x 24.7 cm (i.e. a 2.5 cm margin on A4 paper). The font size to be used is 14 with "single" spacing between lines and 6-point space between paragraphs. Please use the template given at the conference website ("Call for papers") in order to format your document and do not change the styles or margins given in the template.
Please send us your file by using Microsoft Word (saved as .doc or .docx) with your proposal to the following e-mail address:
Bożena Maj-Tatsis: e-mail
Please note that the title of the message should be CME.
REGISTRATION FEE 220 Euros, which includes all documents for the conference, the proceedings, coffee breaks and all social activities for participants: excursion, social meetings and Conference dinner.
The payment of the registration fee is a necessary pre-condition for the evaluation of submitted papers.

You may offer extra 10 Euros (or more), in order to support participants in difficult circumstances.

Accompanying persons are invited to participate in all social events of the Conference, alongside the participants. Conference fee for accompanying person is reduced to 100 Euro .

Registration is only possible on-line from the conference website
If for any reason you cannot participate, your payment will be refunded if you cancel by June 1.
If you cancel after June 1 a refund will not be possible.
You can pay the registration fee by money transfer. The details about the conference bank account:

Name of Beneficiary:
Fundacja Matematykow Wroclawskich
Plac Grunwaldzki 2/4,
50-384 Wrocław
Account of Beneficiary:
Idea Bank SA


56 1950 0001 2006 0692 5295 0002 (for payment in PLN)
IBAN: PL 29 1950 0001 2006 0692 5295 0003 (for payment in EUROS)
IBAN: PL 02 1950 0001 2006 0692 5295 0004 (for payment in DOLLARS)

with the indication: CME 2016 and the name of participant
All bank charges must be covered by the participants.
A limited amount of funding is available to participants who experience financial difficulties to attend CME conference. The amount of money available is limited; the grant cannot cover all expenses related to the participation at CME’16.
Those who consider themselves to be eligible to receive these grants should apply to the Organizing Committee.

The application form

 Personal and professional information  .......................................................
 Description of applicant’s intended presentation  .......................................................
 Financial assistance anticipated from other sources  .......................................................
 Other pertinent personal information  ........................................................

All requests must be sent to Organizing Committee by March 1, 2016 to the following e-mail address:


  March 1, 2016
  March 31, 2016
 Deadline for sending papers (research reports, proposals for workshops)
  March 1, 2016
  March 31, 2016
 Deadline for payment of conference fee: 220 €
  March 1, 2016  Deadline for application for a grant
  April 1, 2016
  April 20, 2016
 Reply from the International Program Committee with acceptance of presentations or suggested modifications
  April 15, 2016  Deadline for sending posters
  May 1, 2016
  May 15, 2016
 Deadline for the last version of research report
  May 15, 2016
  May 31, 2016
 Final decision regarding papers and poster, send to authors
  June 1, 2016  Deadline for cancellation with refund
  June 1, 2016  Deadline of registration on-line
Organizers encourage participants of the conference to stay at the university residence (there are single or double rooms available with private shower, toilet and kitchenette). Conference hall is located in a walking distance from the residence. It is also possible to use the public transport (tram no 33).


High standard:
Single room – 110 PLN 28 Euro per night
Double room – 90 PLN 23 Euro per person per night

Medium standard:
Single room – 90 PLN 23 Euro per night
Double room –70 PLN 18 Euro per person per night

Student’s standard:
Single room – 70 PLN 18 Euro per night
Double room – 40 PLN 10 Euro per person per night

In the residence hall it is possible to prepare breakfast for yourself.

We offer help in organising breakfasts and lunches during the conference. Breakfasts (buffet) and lunches are served at the conference hall. Cost of one breakfast is 15 PLN (4 Euros), one lunch is 20 PLN (5 Euros).
  1. Małgorzata Mikołajczyk - e-mail
  2. Agata Hoffmann - e-mail
  3. Ewa Swoboda - e-mail
  4. Marta Pytlak - e-mail
  5. Bożena Maj-Tatsis - e-mail

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