UKZN Academic to do International Survey in Geometry
Professor Michael de Villiers has been invited by the International Programme Committee of the13th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME-13) to participate in a survey of international research and developments in Geometry (and associated technologies) in the past four to eight years.
De Villiers of Mathematics and Computer Science Education in the School of Education will be part of a six-strong team under the leadership of Nathalie Sinclair from Canada.
The findings of the survey will be presented at the next meeting of the ICME-13 in Hamburg in 2016. The ICME congresses fall under the auspices of the International Mathematical Union (IMU) and are the largest of their kind world-wide, and meet every four years.
The survey will place emphasis on pinpointing new knowledge, new perspectives, significant realisations and emerging challenges in a comprehensive and synthetic way, paying specific attention to the evolution since the time of the previous ICME.