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24th International Conference of Adults Learning Mathematics

ALM 24 will be held in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, from July 2nd to July 5th, 2017. The focus of this three day conference will be on several international themes in mathematics and numeracy education for (young) adults.

Plenary sessions   Presenters in order of appearance

  •  Ionica Smeets – Communicating Science for Mathematicians
  •  John Poppelaars  – Mathematics at Work ==> pdf
  •  Diana Coben &  Kathy Safford-Ramus, The Fruits of Research – Editors’ Perspectives on Publishing Work from ICME-13 ==>  pdf
  •  Stefan Buijsman – Understanding Mathematics ==> pdf
  •  Mark Mieras – 9 Misunderstanding About Learning

Parallel session    Presenters in alphabetical order

  • Tanja Aas, Norway – Numeracy Counts ==> pdf
  • Charlotte Arkenback, Sweden – Problem: The Numbers of Squares on a Chessboard – But, what if you don´t see where the squares on the chessboard  start and end?
  • Charlotte Arkenback, Sweden – Adult retail apprenticeships – Logbook and Group -supervision as learning tools in workplace-based education
  • Lydia Balomenou, Greece – Adults solving realistic problems
  • Mirjam Bos, NL – Start up your lesson: How to start up your lesson ==> pdf
  • Arjan van den Broek, The Netherlands – Say hi to Eddy the educational robot ==>  pdf
  • Joanne Caniglia, USA – Teaching Refugee Adults Functional Mathematics ==> pdf
  • Joanne Caniglia, USA – Teaching Mathematics to Adult Learners Using Stations
  • Noel Colleran, Ireland – Exploring the genealogy of the concept of  ‘innate mathematical ability’ and its potential for an egalitarian approach to mathematics education ==> pdf
  • Competition UK + NL price winners – Competition UK + NL price winners presentation
    • Peter Gilles ==> pdf
    • Reno Keiluhu ==> pdf
    • Rebecca Woolley ==> pdf
  • Diane Dalby, UK – How can I become a better mathematics teacher? The affordance and constraints of professional learning communities in changing classroom practice ==> pdf
  • Susanna East, UK – Developing independent learning skills among adult learners
  • Jeff Evans, UK; John O’Donoghue, Ireland; Kathy Safford-Ramus, USA; Javier Diez-Palomar, Spain – New Directions for ALM-International Journal ==> pdf
  • Jeff Evans, UK – Have statistics lost their power in public policy discussions? Have statistics lost their power in public policy discussions?
  • Graham Griffiths, UK – Thinking about the use of alternative dialogue scenes when developing adult mathematics
  • Graham Griffiths, UK – Citizen Maths – a free online mathematics course designed for adults. Is it working?
  • Giel Hanraets, The Netherlands – Digital tools in Dutch vocational mathematics classes –
  • Kees Hoogland, The Netherlands; Diana Coben, New Zealand; Lynda Ginsburg, USA – Reviewing the PIAAC Assessment Framework ==> pdf
  • Kees Hoogland, The Netherlands – Descriptive and depictive representations in mathematical problems – the effect on vocational students’ results ==> pdf
  • Brooke Istas, USA – Mathematics for the Criminal Justice Field ==> pdf
  • Beth Kelly, UK – Adults learning mathematics in the workplace through their trade unions: what motivates them? ==> pdf
  • Maryam Kiani, USA – Critical Mathematics in a Post-Truth Era: Mathematics is a prerequisite to philosophy and therefore access to wisdom and truth.
  • Maryam Kiani, USA – Numeracy and Mathematics in Brain: The Untapped Potential of Learning Disabled Employees in the Workplace
  • Suehye Kim, Germany/South Korea –  Adult numeracy within a lifelong learning metric (RAMAA) ==> pdf
  • Aristoula Kontogianni, Greece – Investigating adults’statistical literacy in a second chance school
  • Nárcisz Kulcsár, Hungary – Studying mathematics through texts or images? The importance of visuality in university coursebooks ==> pdf
  • Wim Matthijsse & Monica Wijers, The Netherlands – A Dutch Numeracy approach: Succes! Rekenen ==> pdf
  • Sorcha Moran, Ireland – Add1ng Num8er5 t0 L1fe, and Multiply the Possibilities ==> pdf
  • Catherine Paulson-Ellis, UK – My maths is OK; I can do my job; why is that a problem? ==> pdf
  • Leah Rineck, USA – Accelerating Students to Credit Bearing Mathematics Classes ==> pdf
  • Leah Rineck, USA – Using Algebra Tiles to Help Integer Understanding ==> pdf  + Algebra Tile Demo
  • Kathy Safford-Ramus, USA – Power in Numbers: Advancing Math for Adult Learners: A Project of the United States Department of Education ==> pdf
  • Uwe Schallmaier, Germany – Mathematical competences in workplace activities of trained salespeople from different perspectives
  • William Speer, USA – Mining the Richness of “I Don’t Know” Responses ==> pdf
  • Jenny Stacey, UK – Mathematics and Examination Anxiety in Adult Learners: the findings of surveys of GCSE Maths students in a Further Education college in the UK ==> pdf
  • Marissa van der Valk, The Netherlands – Electronic Platform of Adult Learning in Europe – Find out about 5 lifehacks of EPALE (and how you can share one too…) ==> pdf
  • Shin Watanabe, Japan – The Connection on In school and Out School lifelong learning.
  • Hans de Zeeuw, The Netherlands – The Math Games ==> pdf

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This conference is supported by the City of Rotterdam: Rotterdam Education City 2016-2017