42nd Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-NA 42)


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PME-NA 2020 CONFERENCE
Session and document types

All submissions need to be uploaded through the All-Academic site (https://convention2.allacademic.com/one/pmena/pmena20/)*. Please follow the submission guidelines and templates ( English proposal template  OR  Spanish/French Proposal Template ) for preparing the proposal, before submitting to the All-Academic site.
*Note If you didn't register for PME-NA 2019, you will need to re-register in the All-Academic site for this year's conference.

 

Session & Document Type

Page Limits

Abstract Limit

Proposal Due Date

Final Paper Due Date

Research Report

8 pages

10 lines

Extended to Feb. 26 (was Feb 14), 2020

June 15, 2020

Brief Research Report

4 pages

10 lines

Extended to Feb. 26 (was Feb 14), 2020

June 15, 2020

Poster

1 page

No Abstract

March 1, 2020

June 15, 2020

Working Group

2 pages

15 lines

March 1, 2020

June 15, 2020

Research Colloquia 2 pages 15 lines March 1, 2020 June 15, 2020

Note: The page limits include all figures and tables, but references can extend beyond the page limit (e.g., an RR narrative of 8 pages + 2 pages of references is acceptable).

 

Research Reports (RR)

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Research Reports are intended for reporting on complete research of the highest caliber. The papers can be empirical or theoretical.
The paper should discuss the following items (as applicable; in case of a theoretical/conceptual paper, these can be different):

  • (a) objectives or purposes of the study;
  • (b) perspective(s) or theoretical framework;
  • (c) methods or modes of inquiry (including participants, contexts, data collection and analysis, etc.);
  • (d) results; and
  • (e) discussion and/or conclusions. 

RR Paper Length: A maximum 8-page paper (including a maximum 10-line abstract, any figures or tables, but excluding references; that is, the references are allowed to flow beyond the 8th page) will be included in the conference proceedings. A maximum 100-word description will be needed for the conference program.

RR Presentations: Research Reports are allotted a 40-minute session to make a 20-minute presentation followed by 20 minutes of discussion with the audience. The author(s) should plan for substantial interaction between the author(s) and audience and use this as an opportunity to gain valuable feedback on the work.

Brief Research Reports (BRR)

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Brief Research Reports are intended for reporting on research that is in process or of a preliminary nature, such as sharing preliminary results from a larger research study or reporting initial findings from a study that has not been completely analyzed.

Brief Research Reports should address the same items as Research Reports, at least as appropriate:

  • (a) objectives or purposes of the study;
  • (b) perspective(s) or theoretical framework;
  • (c) methods or modes of inquiry (including participants, contexts, data sources and analysis, etc.);
  • (d) results; and
  • (e) discussion and/or conclusions. 

BRR Paper Length: A maximum 4-page paper (including a maximum 10-line abstract, any figures or tables, but excluding references; that is, the references are allowed to flow beyond the 4th page) of each Brief Research Report will be included in the conference proceedings. A maximum 100-word description will be needed for the conference program. 

BRR Presentations: Each Brief Research Report will be allotted 10 minutes for its presentation, followed by 5 minutes of questions. 

Posters

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Poster sessions are designed to encourage the exchange of ideas. A Poster Presentation is a visual display depicting a research project, developed software, curricular innovation, educational program, or other item of interest to members of PME-NA. Posters should include:

  • a description of the conceptual or theoretical perspective,
  • the research question(s) and design,
  • data collection techniques and analyses, and
  • a summary of findings. 

(WG)

Poster summaries and poster guidelines: A 1-page summary of the poster will be included in the conference proceedings. This 1-page limit includes the title, information about author(s), and poster summary, but it excludes the references (that is, the references are allowed to flow beyond the 1st page). A maximum 100-word description will be needed for the conference program. Posters are recommended to be no more than 4 feet (1.21 meters) wide and nore more than 3 feet (.91 meters) tall. The largest poster that can possibly fit is 4 feet (1.21 meters) by 4 feet (1.21 meters).

Poster Presentations: Posters will be available for viewing during the conference, and time will be allotted for conference participants to discuss posters with the author(s). 

Working Groups (WG)

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A working group:

  • focusses on an emerging or new research topic of substantial interest within the PME-NA community;
  • has a clear goal and a strategy to reach this goal in collaboration with the participants;
  • includes structural opportunities for contributions by the participants to reach the goal;
  • involves only a minimum of planned presentations to stimulate the specific collaboration or exchange;
  • is provided by at least two researchers who are actively working within the research topic;
  • covers 3 slots of 90 minutes each; and
  • is represented via a 2-page proposal in the conference proceedings (with an additional page for references).

WG proposal submission and reviewing process: Working groups are subject to review in order to ensure the fit to the goals of PME-NA as an organisation. The deadline for proposals (2 pages) is 1 March 2020. (Note: As of 2020, the PME-NA Steering Committee voted to reduce the number of pages for Working Groups and Research Colloquia proposals to 2 pages only). Proposals will be evaluated by a committee to ensure a diversity of new ideas being shared.
Proposals must include:

  • the topic, title, goal, and strategy to reach the goal of the WG;
  • the names of all researchers contributing (minimum of 2);
  • the name of the coordinator (corresponding researcher);
  • an outline of the theoretical background of the research topic;
  • an explicit statement of the way the participants are expected to engage in collaboration and/or exchange in the working group;
  • an explicit statement if the working group is a new initiative or a follow up on previous PME-NA activities, as well as an indication of tentative follow-up activities at future PME-NA conferences (such as, further WGs or colloquia);
  • a detailed description of the proposed organisation of the WG, including thematic structuring, time structuring for 3 slots of 90 minutes each, as well as descriptions of planned presentations and participants’ exchange/collaboration activities.

Working groups that have been meeting for multiple years and are at a position to share what they have been working on, are invited to submit a proposal for a Research Colloquium instead.

Research Colloquia (RC)

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A Research Colloquium:

  • focusses on a research topic of substantial interest within the PME-NA community that has been developed during multiple previous PME-NA (or PME) working groups;
  • involves longer planned presentations to share what has been done in previous meetings within the group;
  • is provided by at least two researchers who are actively working within the research topic;
  • allows for time at the end of each of the sessions for participants to share their thoughts and ideas or ask questions about the work that has been created (it is recommended that the organizers consider sharing areas that would allow for some exchange of ideas, but this is not the focus of the colloquia);
  • covers 3 slots of 90 minutes each; and
  •  is represented via a 2-page proposal in the conference proceedings (with an additional page for references).

RC proposal submission and reviewing process: Colloquia are subject to review in order to ensure the fit to the goals of PME-NA as an organisation. The deadline for proposals (2 pages) is 1 March 2020. Proposals will be evaluated by a committee to ensure a diversity of ideas being shared.
Proposals must include:

  • the topic and title;
  • the names of all researchers contributing (minimum of 2);
  • the name of the coordinator (corresponding researcher);
  • an outline of the theoretical background of the research topic;
  • an explicit statement of the history of the working group;
  • an explicit statement of areas that will be open for discussion with participants to allow for an exchange of ideas;
  • a detailed description of the proposed organisation of the colloquia, including thematic structuring, time structuring for 3 slots of 90 minutes each, as well as descriptions of planned presentations and participants’ exchange/collaboration activities.

 

PME-NA 2020 Conference Submission Guidelines

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  • Proposals may be in Spanish, French, or English. Proposals submitted in Spanish or French need to include a title and an abstract in English as well. 
  • Proposals should be blind: please remove all identifying information, such as names of author(s), author institution(s), funding sources and author references.
  • The final manuscripts (to be submitted by June 15) of accepted papers, posters and working groups need to be in English, but can be published in two languages (English and Spanish; or English and French) in the proceedings. Authors of accepted proposals in Spanish or French are responsible for translating them into English and submitting English versions before the final paper deadline of June 15, 2020.  

  • All submissions should be in DOCX format, not PDF, nor any other word processing format.
  • The most important thing for you to do in your proposal preparation is to use the DOCX templates provided on this website ( English proposal template  OR  Spanish/French Proposal Template ) . Even if you have written PME-NA papers in the past, the templates have been updated and improved, so please do not use your old paper as a template; rather, use the template for the 2020 conference. 
  • When working with the templates, you should always use the built-in Styles as defined in the DOCX templates.
  • You must pick a Strand for your proposal submission (see below). If you do not feel any of the strands fits your work, then feel free to use the “Theory, Research Methods, or Miscellaneous Topics” Strand. We welcome all scholarship related to mathematics education. 
  • Keywords should be selected from the ones listed in the tables below. Although you must select a single strand, you can select multiple Keywords for your proposal.
  • Please follow these guidelines carefully.

PME-NA 2020 List of Strands 

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 Strand  Description  Related Keywords

Curriculum, Assessment and Related Topics

This strand is for proposals that focus on curriculum analysis, development, implementation, assessment and evaluation, or on technology as curricular or assessment tools.

- Curriculum
- Curriculum Analysis
- Curriculum Enactment
- Standards (Broadly Defined)
- Assessment and Evaluation
- Technology
- STEM / STEAM
- Equity and Diversity
- Social Justice
- Special education
- Teaching tools and resources

Early Algebra, Algebra, and Number Concepts

This strand is for proposals that focus on the teaching and learning of early algebra, algebra, and number concepts.

- Algebra and Algebraic Thinking
- Number Concepts and Operations
- Rational Numbers

Equity and Justice

This strand is for proposals that focus on marginalization, systems of oppression, or other similar issues related to mathematics education at any level or in any context.

- Equity and Diversity
-Social Justice
- Policy
- Students with Special Needs
- Gender and Sexuality
- Inclusive education
- Rural education
- First nations/Indigenous cultures
- Cross cultural studies
- Marginalized communities

Geometry and Measurement

This strand is for proposals that focus on the teaching and learning of geometry measurement and spatial reasoning

- Geometry and Geometrical and Spatial Thinking
- Measurement

In-service Teacher Education/ Professional Development

This strand is for proposals that focus on in-service teacher learning and professional development.

- Instructional Vision
- Affect, Emotion, Beliefs, and Attitudes
- Equity and Diversity
- Assessment and Evaluation
- Teacher Knowledge
- Technology
- Distance education
-MOOC

Instructional Leadership, Policy, and Institutions/Systems

This strand is for proposals that focus on teacher leaders, coaches, or teacher educators as the subjects of research.

- Instructional Leadership
- Teacher Educators
- Systemic Change

Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching

This strand is for proposals that focus on teachers’ subject matter knowledge in relation to teaching.

- Teacher Knowledge
- Number Concepts and Operations
- Geometry and Geometrical and Spatial Thinking
- Rational Numbers
- Algebra and Algebraic Thinking
- Technology

Mathematical Processes

This strand is for proposals that focus on topics such as, but not limited to, problem solving, reasoning and proof, modeling, etc.

- Problem Solving
- Reasoning and Proof
- Advanced Mathematical Thinking
- Modeling
- Representations and Visualization
- Communication

Mathematics for sustainability

This strand is for proposal that focus on interdisciplinary approaches and complex socio-scientific issues within mathematics education, related to the environment and climate change, economic growth and poverty, etc.

- Modeling
- Equity and Diversity
- Social Justice
- Interdisciplinary studies
- Socio-scientific issues

Miscellaneous topics

 

- Neuroscience
- Ethno-mathematics
- Interdisciplinary studies

Precalculus, Calculus, or Higher Mathematics

This strand is for proposals that focus on the teaching and learning of Precalculus, Calculus and/or Higher Mathematics

- Precalculus
- Calculus
- University Mathematics
- Advanced Mathematical Thinking

Pre-service Teacher Education

This strand is for proposals that focus on the development of prospective teachers and their knowledge.

- Assessment and Evaluation
- Instructional activities and practices
- Equity and Diversity
- Affect, Emotion, Beliefs, and Attitudes
- Teacher Knowledge
- Technology

Statistics and Probability

This strand is for proposals that focus on the teaching and learning of probability, data analysis and statistics

- Probability
- Data Analysis and Statistics

Student Learning and Related Factors

This strand is for proposals that focus on students’ experiences and the influence of various factors (e.g., beliefs, diversity) on mathematical learning.

- Cognition
- Metacognition
- Affect, Emotion, Beliefs, and Attitudes
- Embodiment and gesture
- Gender and Sexuality
- Technology
- Informal Education
- Equity and Diversity
- Social Justice
- Students with special needs
- Representations and Visualization

Teaching and Classroom Practice

This strand is for proposals that focus on analyzing the nature of classroom instruction and activity (e.g., discourse, culturally relevant pedagogy)

- Classroom Discourse
- Culturally Relevant Teaching
- Instructional Activities and Practices
- Inclusive education
- Technology
- Representations and Visualization

Technology

This strand is for proposals that focus on the use and development of technology for, and in, teaching and learning.

- Technology
- Computational Thinking
- Programming and coding
- Communication
- Modeling
- STEM / STEAM
- Teacher Knowledge
- Teaching and assessment tools and resources
- Learning Tools
- Distance education
- MOOC
- Representations and Visualization

Theory and Research Methods

This strand is for proposals that focus on the development of theory and/or research methods.

- Research Methods
- Design Experiments
- Learning Trajectories (or Progressions)
- Doctoral Education

 

 

 

 

PME-NA 2020 List of Keywords /   Palabras Clave

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 ENGLISH  Español

Advanced Mathematical Thinking

Pensamiento Matemático Avanzado

Affect, Emotion, Beliefs, and Attitudes

Afecto, Emoción, Creencias, y Actitudes

Algebra and Algebraic Thinking

Álgebra y Pensamiento Algebraico

Assessment and Evaluation

Valoración y Evaluación

Calculus

Cálculo

Classroom Discourse

Discurso del Aula

Cognition

Cognición

Communication

Comunicación

Computational Thinking

Pensamiento Computacional

Cross-cultural Studies

Estudios transculturales

Culturally Relevant Pedagogy

Pedagogía culturalmente relevante

Curriculum

Currículo

Curriculum Analysis

Análisis del Currículo

Curriculum Enactment

Implementación del currículo

Data Analysis and Statistics

Análisis de Datos y Estadística

Design Experiments

Diseño de Experimentos

Distance Education

Educación a distancia

Doctoral Education

Educación Doctoral

Early Childhood Education

Educación Infantil Inicial

Elementary School Education

Educación Primaria

Embodiment and Gesture

Estudios de embodiment y gestos

Equity and Diversity

Equidad y Diversidad

Ethnomathematics

Etno matemática

First nations and Indigenous cultures

Pueblos originarios y Culturas indígenas

Gender and Sexuality

Estudios de Género y Sexualidad

Geometry and Geometrical and Spatial Thinking

Geometría y Pensamiento Geométrico y Espacial

High School Education

Educación Media Superior

Informal Education

Educación Informal

Instructional activities and practices

Actividades y Prácticas De Enseñanza

Instructional Leadership

Liderazgo de Enseñanza

Instructional Vision

Visión de Enseñanza

Interdisciplinary studies

Estudios interdisciplinarios

Learning Theory

Teorías del Aprendizaje

Learning Tools

Herramientas de aprendizaje

Learning Trajectories (or Progressions)

Trayectorias de Aprendizaje (O Progresiones)

LGBTQ

LGBTQ

Marginalized communities

Comunidades marginalizadas

Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching

Conocimiento Matemático para la Enseñanza

Measurement

Medición

Metacognition

Metacognición

Middle School Education

Educación Secundaria

Modeling

Modelación

MOOC

MOOC

Neuroscience

Neurociencias

Number Concepts and Operations

Conceptos de Números y Operaciones

Policy Matters

Política de la Educación

Post-Secondary Education

Educación Post-Secundaria

Pre-School Education

Educación Preescolar

Precalculus

Pre-Cálculo

Probability

Probabilidad

Problem Solving

Resolución de Problemas

Programming and coding

Programación y codificación computacional

Rational Numbers

Números Racionales

Reasoning and Proof

Razonamiento y Demostraciones

Representations and Visualization

Representaciones y visualización

Research Methods

Metodologías de Investigación

Rural education

Educación rural

Social Justice

Justicia social

Socio-scientific issues

Cuestiones socio-científicas

Special Education

Educación especial

Standards (broadly defined)

Estándares (en sentido amplio)

STEM / STEAM

STEM / STEAM

Students with Special Needs

Estudiantes con Necesidades Especiales

Systemic Change

Cambio Sistémico

Teacher Beliefs

Creencias de los docentes

Teacher Education - Inservice / Professional Development

Capacitación Docente / Desarrollo Profesional

Teacher Education - Preservice

Preparación de Maestros en Formación

Teacher Educators

Educadores de docentes

Teacher Knowledge

Conocimiento del Profesor

Teaching Tools and Resources

Herramientas y recursos docentes

Technology

Tecnología

University Mathematics

Matemáticas de Nivel Universitario

 

Limits on the number of proposals submitted by one person:

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  • An individual may serve as the primary presenting author for only one research report.
  • An individual may be co-author on multiple research report proposals, however, the (co) author who electronically submits a proposal is committing to present the work at the conference and can do so for only one research report proposal. This person must also register for the conference by the speaker registration deadline for an accepted proposal to remain on the program.
  • An individual may serve as the primary presenting author for no more than two posters.
  • Currently, there is no limitation on the number of brief research reports a person can submit as the primary presenting author.
  • Thus, an individual may submit one or more brief research reports and up to 2 poster proposals in addition to one research report proposal.