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Forum to bring 200 leading experts on Mathematics Education to Toronto May 6-8, 2005
TORONTO, May 4, 2005 - More than 200 math education experts - including teachers, instructors, researchers and provincial government representatives from across the country - will gather in Toronto to address the question "Why Teach Mathematics?"
They're in town from May 6 - 8 for the 2005 Canadian Mathematics Education
Forum being held at the Fields Institute and the University of Toronto.
It's the third in a series of national mathematics education conferences
designed to encourage national dialogue on important issues and concerns
in the development and future of mathematics education in Canada at
levels of schooling. Previous forums were held in Montreal and Quebec
City in 2003 and 1995 respectively. Full forum details can be found
Founded in 1945, the Canadian Mathematical Society is the main national organization whose goal is to promote and advance the discovery, learning, and application of mathematics. The Society's activities cover the whole spectrum of mathematics: scientific meetings and publishing of research material, education at all levels and the popularization of mathematics. The education activities include competitions, mathematics camps in all provinces, posters for students, meetings, etc. For more details see www.cms.math.ca
The Fields Institute, located in Toronto, is recognized as one of the world's leading independent mathematical research institutions. With a wide array of pure, applied, industrial, financial and educational programs, The Fields Institute attracts over 1,000 visitors annually from every corner of the globe, to collaborate on leading-edge research programs in the mathematical sciences. The Field's Institute is funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, seven principal sponsoring universities, five affiliate universities and several corporate sponsors. See www.fields.utoronto.ca for further details.