Information transmise par Michèle Artigues le 9 Janv. 09.

Dans le numéro de décembre d’ICMI News est annoncé la parution de deux livres issus de récentes études ICMI, la procédure à suivre pour avoir ces ouvrages avec la réduction ICMI. Sachant que les membres de l’ARDM ne se sont pas abonnés en masse à ICMI News, je vous renvoie cette information ainsi que la façon ultra simple de vous abonner à ICMI News pour recevoir cette lettre qui paraît tous les deux mois.
En espérant que certains d’entre vous en profiteront pour s’inscrire.
Bien cordialement,
Michèle ArtigueICMI News 7: December 2008

A Bimonthly Email Newsletter from the ICMI-International Commission on Mathematical

Editor: Jaime Carvalho e Silva, Dep. Matematica, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal


1. Editorial: ICMI News – first anniversary

2. In memoriam — André Revuz

3. Two new ICMI Study volumes now available

4. Purchasing the NISS volumes: how to obtain the ICMI discount

5. Latest news about PME Newsletters

6. Announcement of New Journal and Call for Papers

7. Second Announcement and Call for Papers for Dresden 2009 Conference

8. Journal of Urban Mathematics Education: inaugural issue

9. Calendar of Events of Interest to the ICMI Community

10. Subscribing to ICMI News

3. Two new ICMI Study volumes now available

Two volumes resulting from recent ICMI studies have just become available.

— New ICMI Study Series Vol. 11
« The Professional Education and Development of Teachers of Mathematics: The 15th ICMI
Study. »
Ruhama Even and Deborah Loewenberg Ball (Eds.)
2009.  ISBN: 978-0-387-09600-1

Table of contents:
The preparation of teachers.- Student teachers’ experiences and early years of teaching.-
Mathematics educators’ activities and knowledge.- Development of teaching in and from
practice.- Processes of learning in and from practice.- Models, tools, and strategies to
support learning in and from practice.- Balance of mathematical content and pedagogy.-
Key issues for research in the education and professional development of teachers of

— New ICMI Study Series Vol. 12
« Challenging Mathematics In and Beyond the Classroom: The 16th ICMI Study. »
Edward J. Barbeau and Peter J. Taylor (Eds.)
2009.  ISBN: 978-0-387-09602-5

Table of contents:
Challenging problems: Mathematical content and sources.- Presentation of Challenges
Beyond the Classroom: Organizational issues.- Challenging Mathematics Beyond the
Classroom Enhanced by Technological Environments.- Challenging Tasks and Mathematical
Learning: Role of the student.- Mathematics in Context: Focusing on students in
challenging environments.- Teacher Development and Mathematical Challenge.- Challenging
Mathematics Classroom Practices.- Curriculum and Assessment: Use of Challenges.

More information is available on the NISS homepage

Individual members of the ICMI community can obtain a substantial discount when
purchasing these books for personal use — see below.

Bernard R. Hodgson, Secretary-General of ICMI,


4. Purchasing the NISS volumes: how to obtain the ICMI discount

Since the 1990s, the volumes resulting from the ICMI Studies appear in the « New ICMI
Study Series » (NISS), now published by Springer (formerly Kluwer) under the general
editorship of the President and Secretary-General of ICMI.

According to the contract between ICMI and Springer, « members of the ICMI community » are
entitled to the ICMI Society Discount, namely
—  a discount of 60% from the list price on each NISS series hardbound volume, and
—  a 25% discount on each softbound volume in the series.
The contract wording has been coined so to be as inclusive as possible, but it is
understood that the books thus ordered are for personal use only.

The procedure for obtaining the ICMI society discount is as follows. i)  Orders must be
placed personally, on the Springer website, through the NISS series homepage

ii)  In order to obtain the society discount granted to ICMI, individuals should enter
the respective tokens when asked to during the ordering process, under « SpringerToken /
promocode ».

iii)  The following Token Numbers have been issued by Springer for use by the members of
the ICMI community:

Token for Hardbound: zqwqqJQFWzQ8WqY
Token for Softbound: hAjkrckgWFaEYQA

This discount is not available to institutions or when ordering the NISS volumes through
a bookstore.

Bernard R. Hodgson, Secretary-General of ICMI,



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