Mathematics Education in the 21st Century.

I had a great time at the Cambodia National Education Conference, talking for nearly an hour in front of 800 zoom attendees about “New emphasis” for Mathematics Education in the 21st Century. That was not an easy topic, but I think I managed to do a decent job presenting some of the most likely coming changes, and some of should still remain good teaching practices that can be relevant to the Cambodian context. That was a lot of fun anyways!

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CICME 2021

I am again involved in the organisation of the Cambodia International Conference on Mentoring Educators (CICME) 2021, our second one! The conference will be only online, and once again we will have about 70 presenters from all over the world. It is free to addend (on November 15-17)! Information and registration should be available at: https://cicme.ngprc.edu.kh I will myself have a little talk under the title: Didactical issues in the work of mathematics teacher advisors, in relation with our work at the GREFEM.

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Online Conference on Mentoring in Phnom Phen!

I am now taking part in organizing, and acting as Chair of the international Program Committee, a conference on Mentoring educators in Cambodia. This is quite a challenge, but also lots of fun. We have an amazing group of people from all over the word contributing to this thanks to the energy and devotion of Pr. Chan Roath and Dr. Catherine Prammer, plus a bunch of other people really! It is all going to be online (thanks to the pandemic), but we hope to be able to also have about 150 local participants. I’ll add the link to the website …

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Abaque ajustable

J’ai profité d’une journée un peu tranquille pour produire la première version d’une petite réalisation technologique dont j’avais envie depuis un long moment. Rien de bien spectaculaire: un abaque ajustable. On peut ainsi représenter des nombres dans la base de son choix (entre 2 et 12, inclusivement) et de manipuler soi-même des jetons. C’est aussi dans la section Ressources.

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Explorer les nombres par la programmation

Je prépare en ce moment mon atelier diffusion du LÉAM autour de l’exploration de nombres par la programmation. Ça a lieu le samedi 30 novembre à l’UQAM et il faut s’inscrire! Je profite de l’occasion pour mettre dans le ressource une page avec quelques notes utiles concernant différents outils de programmations qu’on peut utiliser à l’école.

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Bridging Maths and Arts

The 2019 BRIDGES conference on Mathematics, Art, Music, Architecture, Education, Culture will take place at Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria this year from July 16 to 20. I plan on being there and present a paper on Experiencing Mathematics through Astonishment. Here is the abstract! In this paper, I briefly explore the notion of astonishment as a way to experience mathematics as work-of-art. I engage with the concept through some scholarly work, and the discuss episodes from my mathematics education researches in which aspects can be observed, and questions can be raised.

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Chaos @ CMESG

I am very happy to say I will soon be in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, for the first time! I will run a Working Groupe with Darien Allan during the CMESG conference (May 31-June 4). Our title is Capturing chaos? Ways into the mathematics classroom. Will certainly be a lot of fun. More info in the conference program that is on the CMESG website. Je vais bientôt (31 mai au 4 juin) à Antigonish, Nouvelle-Écosse, pour la première fois. J’anime une groupe de travail au GCEDM avec Darien Allan. Notre titre: Saisir le chaos? Entrées sur la classe de mathématiques. Plus …

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