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Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to attend the 33rd Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME –NA 2011) to be held in Reno, Nevada from October 20-23, 2011. The conference theme is: Transformative Mathematics Teaching and Learning.

The major goals of the International Group and the North American Chapter are:
1. To promote international contacts and the exchange of scientific information in the psychology of mathematics education.
2. To promote and stimulate interdisciplinary research in the aforesaid area, with the cooperation of psychologists, mathematicians and mathematics teachers.
3. To further a deeper and better understanding of the psychological aspects of teaching and learning mathematics and the implications thereof.

On behalf of the PME-NA 2011 Steering Committee and the University of Nevada, Reno local organizing committee, we look forward to seeing you next October in Reno, Nevada. We have provided information with regard to important dates and information about the upcoming conference below.

Dr. Teruni Lamberg, Conference Chair
University of Nevada, Reno
(775) 682-7533

Dr. Lynda Wiest, Conference Co-Chair
University of Nevada, Reno
(775) 682-7868

TMME Publication CoverTMME Sponsors PMENA Conference Papers

The Mathematics Enthusiast, TMME [ISSN 1551-3440], formerly The Montana Mathematics Enthusiast, has announced it will sponsor the PMENA conference papers starting with Vol.8, No.3 (July 2011). Ordering information for a print version of the journal is available here. Visit the online version of TMME here.

Plenary Speakers

Plenary Speaker: Megan Loef Franke, Ph.D.
Megan Loef Franke, Ph.D., is professor and chair of the Department of Education at the University of California-Los Angeles. Drawing on her Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) research, Franke focuses on understanding and supporting teacher learning through professional development. She is particularly interested in supporting teachers to create opportunities for low-income students of color to learn mathematics with understanding. View 2011 presentation pdf >

Discussant: James Middleton, Ph.D.
James A. Middleton is professor of engineering education and director of the Center for Research on Education in Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology at Arizona State University.  more bio  View 2011 presentation pdf >

Plenary Speaker: David A. Reid, Ph.D.
Photo of David A. ReidDavid A. Reid is a professor at Acadia University in Nova Scotia and has been researching proof and proving in mathematics education for two decades. This work began with his master’s research supervised by Anna Seirpinska and his doctoral work supervised by Tom Keiren. He recently published “Proof in mathematics education: Research, learning and teaching” in which he reviews the key findings and concepts in recent research on proof and proving, including his own collaboration with Christine Knipping. His other research interests include enactivism as a theory of learning and a methodology, sociological perspectives on the emergence of disparity in mathematics achievement, and comparative perspectives on mathematics pedagogy. View 2011 presentation pdf >

Discussant: Carolyn Maher, Ph.D.
Carolyn A. Maher is professor II of mathematics education and the director of the Robert B. Davis Institute for Learning at the Graduate School of Education of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. more bio

Plenary Speaker: Marty Simon, Ph.D.
Photo of Martin SimonMarty Simon is a professor of mathematics education at New York University. His current research focuses on understanding mathematics learning, particularly the process by which students develop mathematical concepts through their mathematical activity in the context of a series of mathematical tasks. His current NSF-funded project combines basic research in this area with research on a measurement-based approach to developing strong fraction and ratio concepts. Simon’s earlier research focused on the development of mathematics teachers as they learn to teach mathematics with a conceptual focus. View 2011 presentation pdf >

Discussant: Douglas H. Clements, Ph.D.
Douglas H. Clements, Ph.D., a SUNY distinguished professor, was a kindergarten and preschool teacher. As researcher and curriculum developer he has published more than 100 refereed research studies, eight books, 50 chapters, and 250 additional publications. more bio   View 2011 presentation pdf >


Note: Please turn in a blinded version of your paper for peer review. If your paper is accepted, please submit an un-blinded version by May 1. Both versions should be complete papers.

Research Reports and Short Orals
Blinded papers due March 4, 2011 (8-page maximum)
Un-blinded papers due May 27, 2011 (8-page maximum)

Poster Sessions
Blinded papers due March 4, 2011 (1 page)
Un-blinded papers due May 27, 2011 (1 page)

Working Groups
Blinded papers due March 14, 2011 (10-page maximum)
Un-blinded papers due May 27, 2011 (10-page maximum)

Discussion Groups
Blinded papers due March 14, 2011 (3-page maximum)
Un-blinded papers due May 27, 2011 (3-page maximum)

October 20-23, 2011

Click here for more submission information.

Conference and Optional Fees

Early registration is encouraged.
$400 by Sept. 16, 2011
$500 after Sept. 16, 2011
$300 student/guest by Sept. 16, 2011
$400 student/guest after Sept. 16, 2011
Fee includes conference materials, continental breakfast each day, one lunch, one evening reception and one dinner event. (Hotel and travel expenses are the responsibility of the registrant.)

$30 optional guest lunch, Oct. 21, 2011
$25 optional guest breakfast, Oct. 22, 2011
$48 optional guest dinner, Oct. 22, 2011
Optional guest meal fees are for individual meals only; conference attendance is not required and is not included.

Click here for more conference registration information.

Conference Cancellations

A nonrefundable administrative fee of $50 will be assessed against refunds for participant-initiated cancellations made by Oct. 14, 2011; no refunds will be given for cancellations made after Oct. 14. Cancellations may be made by notifying Extended Studies enrollment services at the UniversityNevada, Reno, (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928.


All conference sessions will be held at:
Peppermill Resort Spa Casino

2707 South Virginia St., Reno, NV 89502 USA
Reservations: 1-866-821-9996 or online.

Group code: MUNRP11 (Give this code when making reservations to receive the group rate.) Reservation cutoff date: Sept. 19, 2011 (Higher room rate will apply after this date.)

Room rates:
Peppermill Tower Room — $89 per night (plus applicable room tax; $10 charge for additional guests for up to four people per room)
Room rate includes:
• in-room coffeemaker
• free high-speed internet access in all public areas and guest rooms
• complimentary business center access
• incoming/outgoing faxes up to five pages

Individual credit cards will be charged first night’s room and tax at the time of reservation. Any individual cancellations or early departure within 72 hours of the scheduled arrival date will be billed for room and tax for the entire scheduled stay. Note: Peppermill has a $50 early-departure fee.

Check in: 4 p.m.    Check out: noon

Click here for online hotel reservations.


Peppermill Resort Spa Casino offers a free guest shuttle to and from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport every half hour from 4:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m. seven days a week. Parking is always free at the Peppermill Reno.

Exhibitor Opportunities

For the first time in the 33-year history of the conferences, the 2011 PME-NA Conference will have exhibit space available, where conference exhibitors and registrants can exchange valuable information and ideas. Excellent meeting space has been created in which networking breaks and receptions will be held and exhibitor displays can be visited. Take this opportunity to support the important work of the PME-NA and join us as a conference exhibitor!

For more information about the value and benefits of exhibiting, download the Exhibitor Form. Exhibitor applications are due by Sept. 15, 2011. See you at the conference!