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For the Public Lecture, please consult the main page.

The Organizing Committee has planned activities on the following themes.

Theme I: Comparison of experiences

Presentation of what is done in the different regions of the country and abroad. Plenary activities only.

Plenary: Frederick Leung (Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong)

Panel: Presentation of Regional Situations
Moderator: Tom O'Shea

Theme II: Critical thinking

This theme is on curriculum: "Mathematics to stimulate the brain: mathematics to enable students to function and innovate in the modern world" Format: plenary lecture, plenary response, then working groups.

Plenary: Jean-Pierre Kahane (Paris-Sud, Orsay)

Theme III: Mathematics in the modern school: goals and challenges

Theme III comprises a panel on the many issues in schools, then working groups.

Panel: Ravi Vakil, Corinne Jetté, André Deschênes and Kanwal Neel (Stanford, Concordia Native Access Engineering Program, Petit Séminaire de Québec, British Columbia Association of Mathematics Teachers)

Theme IV: Teachers' education and development

Format: plenary lecture, followed by working groups

Plenary: Hyman Bass and Deborah Ball (Michigan)

Theme V: Summing up with a vision for the future

How to bring the ideas of the Forum to the public. Going to the second Forum. Format: all activities are plenary. The morning starts with a panel.

Panel 1: Going to the second Forum: how to increase the collaboration of mathematics educators across educational and across provincial boundaries
Facilitator: Katherine Heinrich (University of Regina)

  • Bernard Hodgson (Secretary General of ICMI and Université Laval)
    Should we consider a Canadian subcommission for ICMI?
  • John Grant McLoughlin (University of New-Brunswick)
    How to have closer connections between universities and school teachers?
  • Stewart Craven (District-wide Coordinator, Mathematics/Numeracy, Scarborough)
    How teachers associations could decide to collaborate more closely?
  • Malgorzata Dubiel (Simon Fraser University)

Panel 2: How to bring the ideas of the forum to the public? How to raise awareness of the importance of learning mathematics in schools?

  • Isabelle Blain (Vice-president at NSERC)
  • Ivar Ekeland (Professor, UBC)
  • Véronique Morin (Radio-Canada, President of Canadian Association of Science Writers)
  • Heather Sokoloff (The National Post)

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