7th ICMI-East Asian
Regional Conference on
Mathematics Education
(EARCOME7)
First Announcement and Call for Papers
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1. Introduction
EARCOME is the name given to the ICMI‐East Asia Regional Conference on Mathematics
Education.
The ICMI-East Asia Regional Conference on Mathematics Education series grew out of
earlier conferences in the region. The South East Asia Conference on Mathematics Education
(SEACME) series began in 1978 in Manila, and thereafter conferences were held at three‐
year intervals at Kuala Lumpur (1981), Hat Yai (1984), Singapore (1987), Brunei (1990),
Surabaya (1993), Hanoi (1996), and Manila again in 1999. In addition there have been two
ICMI‐China Regional Conferences on Mathematics Education, in Beijing (1991) and Shanghai
(1994).
EARCOME‐1, held in 1998 in Korea, was independent of these series, but EARCOME‐2 came
together with SEACME‐9 in Singapore in 2002. The EARCOME series replaced the SEACME
series thereafter.
Reference : http://www.mathunion.org/icmi/conferences/icmi‐regional‐conferences/
EARCOME is held every three years except on the year when the International Congress on
Mathematical Education (ICME) is held. On such a year, EARCOME is held the year before.
Countries in East Asia take turns hosting the conference:
EARCOME 1 1998 Republic of Korea
EARCOME 2 2002 Singapore
EARCOME 3 2005 China

EARCOME 4 2007 Malaysia
EARCOME 5 2010 Japan
EARCOME 6 2013 Thailand
EARCOME 7 2015 Philippines
2. Date and Venue of EARCOME 7
It is an honor for the Philippines to host EARCOME 7. It is organized and hosted by the
Philippine Council of Mathematics Teacher Educators, Inc. (MATHTED) and the Mathematics
Department of the University of San Carlos.
EARCOME 7 will be held from May 11 to 15, 2015 at the Waterfront Hotel, Cebu City, Cebu.
3. Scientific Programme
The theme of EARCOME 7 is “Quality Mathematics Education for All.” This resonates with
the need for good quality mathematics education to be inclusive of all students regardless
of their gender, background and contexts.
EARCOME 7 will consist of the following activities: Plenary Lectures (PL), Regular Lectures
(RL), Topic Study Groups (TSG), Workshops (W), Special Sharing Groups (SSG), Plenary Panel
Discussion (PD) and Poster Presentations (PP).
The TSG themes are:
TSG 1: Quality Mathematics Curriculum and Materials
TSG 2: Quality Mathematics Classroom Practices
TSG 3: Quality Mathematics Assessment
TSG 4: Quality Mathematics Teacher Education and Development
TSG 5: Quality Use of ICT in Mathematics
TSG 6: Quality Use of Language and Discourse in Mathematics
TSG 7: Quality Early Childhood and Lower Primary Mathematics Education
4. Call for Papers and Important Dates
We invite the mathematics education community to submit abstracts of papers for
presentation at the Topic Study Groups. Research papers that reflect well thought out
studies related to the TSG themes, particularly those that have significant practical
implications for teaching and learning, are most welcome.
We also invite the mathematics education community to submit abstracts for poster
presentations.

Submit the abstracts by email to: earcome7sec@gmail.com
For TSG proposals, use the following format for the filename and the subject line:
TSG [No.]_[Complete Name of Corresponding Author]_[Country].
The maximum number of words is 500.
For Poster proposals, use the following format for the filename and the subject line:
Poster_[Complete Name of Corresponding Author]_[Country].
The maximum number of words is 200.
All abstracts will be reviewed, after which corresponding authors will be informed of the
decisions. The full papers for accepted TSG proposals will be peer-reviewed and published
in the conference proceedings.
Important dates:
April 30, 2014 – Deadline for TSG proposals
June 16, 2014 – Release of decisions on the TSG proposals
September 1, 2014 – Deadline for poster proposals
October 3, 2014 – Release of decisions on the poster proposals
December 1, 2014 – Deadline for full papers for TSG proposals
January 5, 2015 – Feedback to authors
February 6, 2015 – Deadline for revised full papers for TSG proposals
For more information and updates, please visit the EARCOME 7 website:
http://earcome7.weebly.com/

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