Welcome to the PME-NA 2016 Conference Site!

Old Main at the University of Arizona
Old Main at the University of Arizona

We are pleased to invite you to attend the 38th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-NA 2016) to be held in Tucson, Arizona from November 3 - 6, 2016.

NOTE: The CONFERENCE PROGRAM is available at this link.

You can also use our conference app. Go to guidebook.com/g/pmena2016. Scroll to the bottom and download Guidebook either through the App Store (iPhone/iPad) or Google Play. Open Guidebook and look for the guide, PME-NA 2016.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION opens at 4:00 p.m. on the 3rd. The final conference session ends at noon on the 6th

The CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS are available at this link.

The theme of the conference is Sin Fronteras: Questioning Borders with(in) Mathematics Education. This theme is intended to encourage research presentations, discussion, and reflection on the variety of borders within mathematics education, as well as those that might be probed, challenged, explained, enhanced, and/or potentially transformed by mathematics education. We encourage broad interpretations of what might count as a border. For example, we hope proposals examine not only geographic, political, cultural, or language borders with(in) mathematics education, but also borders between mathematical content areas or grade levels, how borders might limit access to mathematical content or impact mathematics teaching practices, or ways that borders can segregate mathematical learners. We see borders as potentially productive as well as potentially problematic and we encourage presentations that take up either perspective. Our hope is that the conference will catalyze conversations about how mathematics education includes and excludes, while also serving as a tool for understanding more about the tensions, challenges, and generative possibilities of borderlands (both literal and figurative). To this end, we encourage participation of members from across many borders (including, but not limited to, geographic borders). We hope our theme helps to focus presentation proposals, but we welcome all proposals that further a deeper understanding of teaching and learning mathematics even if they do not directly address the theme.

On behalf of the University of Arizona, the PME-NA 2016 Local Organizing Committee and the PME-NA Steering Committee, we look forward to seeing you next November in Tucson, Arizona.

Drs. Marcy Wood, Erin Turner, and Marta Civil
Local Organizing Committee Co-Chairs

We would like to thank the Department of Mathematics at the University of Arizona for their generous contribution in support of this conference.