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Pre- Earcome GeoGebra Conference 2013

Introduction

Earcome offers a good opportunity for the GeoGebra Community to meet colleagues from all around the World. Also, we can involve many colleagues and teachers from Thailand and other Asian countries.

Dates & Location

  • Dates: 17 March, 2013
  • Location: Room 6208 (Building 6), Prince of Songkla University, Phuket Campus, Phuket, Thailand. Address : 80 Moo 1, Vichitsongkram Rd., Kathu, Phuket 83120. Here you find the venue.
  • Accommodation: If you are an Earcome 6 participant go to Earcome 6 website and reserve accommodation.

Structure and Agenda

  • 9:00-9:30 Registration
  • 9:30-9:40 Opening
  • 9:40-10:10 Keynote 1
  • 10:10-10:40 Keynote 2
  • 10:40-11:10 Coffee Break
  • 11:00-12:30 Presentations I.
  • 12:30-14:00 Lunch break
  • 14:00-15:30 Presentations II.
  • 15:30-15:50 Coffee Break
  • 15:50-16:50 Discussions
  • 16:50-17:00 Closure

Sessions

There will be 2 keynote presentations highlighting important issues in both software and community developments (20min+10min questions). We welcome submissions for short presentations about interesting applications of GeoGebra, research and local community activities, these presentations can be 15min + 5min due to the shortage of time. Posters can be also presented.

Registration

  • 10 USD which will cover room rent, coffee and lunch. Registration fee can be paid in THB on the conference day.
  • Registration form Important note: If you are not able to reach the form from your country, please send your registration request via email to GeoGebra Events !

Deadlines

  • 10 March, 2013: Submission of presentation or poster abstracts (max 200 words)
  • 10 March, 2013: Registration

Keynotes

  • Zsolt Lavicza,Director of Research and Development at the International GeoGebra Institute, Lecturer at the University of Cambridge, UK: GeoGebra Community and STEM Education

GeoGebra, a free, open-source, dynamic mathematics software, is rapidly gaining popularity in the teaching and learning of mathematics around the world. Currently, GeoGebra is translated to about 60 languages, used in 192 countries, and downloaded by approximately 500,000 users in each month, clearly making an impact on mathematics education in most countries. This increased use compelled the establishment of the International GeoGebra Institute (IGI) that serves as a virtual organization to support local GeoGebra initiatives and institutes. There are already 136 GeoGebra Institutes in 67 countries, which pursue training and support of teachers, develop teaching materials, and carry out research projects. In this talk, I will outline the directions of GeoGebra software development, its extension to STEM subjects, activities of its community, and the work of GeoGebra Institutes.

  • Miss Ly Chanthida, Executive Member of Cambodian Mathematical Society, Math Lecturer at Khemarak University and Director of the GeoGebra Institute of Phnom Penh

Mathematics is an important subject in Cambodian education, which needs to be further developed. Not only at high schools, but also at universities in many cases students do not really like to study mathematics because they find it too hard. In fact, mathematics is abstract and might be a difficult subject also because teachers are not equipped with quality teaching materials to show to their students. But nowadays, there is a mathematical software that could solve this problem. Cambodian schools have started to use GeoGebra, a dynamic mathematics software, and a local GeoGebra Institute was established called “GeoGebra Institute of Phnom Penh” for sharing and building related knowledge with students, teachers, researchers and mathematicians. I will outline in this presentation what exactly GeoGebra Institute of Phnom Penh is currently working on.

Contacts

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