CFP: History and Pedagogy of Mathematics (HPM) Americas Section Spring 2015 Meeting

March 13-15, 2015, American University, in Washington, DC

HPM-Americas is pleased to announce a meeting Friday afternoon through Sunday morning,March 13 to 15, 2015, at American University, in Washington, DC.

Two special features of this meeting should be noted. American University has an extensive collection of old and rare mathematics texts (notably the Artemas Martin and Karen Dee Michalowicz Collections). We hope to visit this collection on Friday afternoon. Furthermore, Washington’s world renowned Phillips Collection, will be hosting a special exhibit, “Man Ray – Human Equations: A Journey from Mathematics to Shakespeare.” This exhibit contains mathematical models from the Institute Henri Poincaré in Paris, alongside photographs of these models by Man Ray from the 1930s, and his paintings inspired by the models in the 1940s. We hope to tour this exhibit as a group on Saturday afternoon.

Register for the meeting on the website, www.hpm-americas.org. Registrations received by February 28 will be $60.00 ($50 for full-time graduate students and K-12 teachers). Late and on-site registration will be $5 higher.

Call for papers

We seek a variety of talks on relations between the history and pedagogy of mathematics. Talks directly relevant to the use of the history of mathematics in mathematics classrooms are especially welcome, as are presentations relating history to pedagogy. Talks will be about 30 minutes long.

Abstracts of proposed talks need to be received by February 21, 2015.  They can either be submitted via our website, www.hpm-americas.org, or sent to Dave Roberts at robertsdl@aol.com.

Deadline: February 21, 2015

Posted: January 13, 2015