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CERME (Conference of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education)
February 1 - February 5
CERME 10, the 10th Congress of European Research in Mathematics Education, took place at the Croke Park Convention Centre, 1–5 February. This congress, hosted by the Institute of Education, Dublin City University, was the largest conference in mathematics education to take place in Ireland to date. The 772 participants (including 42 from Ireland) came from 52 countries (29 of which are in Europe).
The main feature of this biennial congress is the Thematic Working Group (TWG) whose members work together on a common theme related to learning and teaching mathematics. This way of working facilitated the presentation of 684 submissions (585 papers and 99 posters). Among the themes addressed in 24 TWGs at CERME 10 were: technology, university and early childhood mathematics, assessment, applications & modelling, classroom resources, geometry, statistics, and diversity. In addition, there were two plenary lectures – one on University Mathematics and one on Early Years Mathematics – and there was a panel discussion on Solid Findings in Mathematics Education. The Dean of DCU Institute of Education, Professor Anne Looney, spoke at the plenary opening ceremony, while DCU President, Professor Brian MacCraith, introduced the panel discussion.
CERME 10 was organised under the auspices of the Centre for the Advancement of STEM Teaching and Learning (CASTeL). The Local Organizing Committee comprised members of the School of STEM Education, Innovation and Global Studies (Institute of Education) with support from the School of Mathematical Sciences (Faculty of Science and Health). Thérèse Dooley and Maurice OReilly were the Chair and Co-Chair, respectively, of the committee. Immediately preceding the conference, YERME Day (for Young Researchers in ERME) was held on Tuesday 31st January and Wednesday 1st February on the St Patrick’s Campus of DCU. Organised by Siún NicMhuirí and Aisling Twohill, it provided an opportunity for participants to meet key European researchers in mathematics education, developing an understanding of their work and methodological approaches.
Proceedings of CERME 10 will be published before the end of 2017. Further details on the congress can be found on the CERME 10 website.