Welcome to the 42nd Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) Conference 2019 to be held at Curtin University.
Early Bird Submission: 1st February 2019
Early Career Award Papers: 1st February 2019
Research Symposia Papers: 1st February 2019
Research Papers: 22nd March 2019
Beth Southwell Practical Implications Award Papers: 22nd March 2019
Short Communications/Round Tables/Posters: 22nd March 2019
Early Bird Registration Deadline: 31st May 2019
Author Registration Deadline: 31st May 2019
Welcome to Perth for MERGA 42 for what should be a memorable conference. We are delighted to be hosting this conference as it is 25 years since it was last held in Perth and nine years since it was last hosted in Western Australia. The Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia provides an inclusive and cosmopolitan Conference. We look forward to seeing mathematics educators - and academics involved in mathematics education - from many countries.
The organising committee, consisting of academics from Curtin University and the University of Notre Dame Australia, is confident that the conference program will be well received, as will the accompanying social program.
The conference has a theme of “Research Impacting Practice”. This focus was chosen to advance the mathematical experience of the students to whom we ultimately contribute. We are fortunate to have been able to attract some highly regarded international speakers in Professors Jere Confrey, Paul Cobb, Doug Clements, and Julie Sarama. In addition, Professor Di Siemon will deliver the Clements Foyster Address and Professor Doug Clarke the Teachers’ Day Keynote speech. That is indeed an impressive line-up of speakers who will certainly provide plenty of stimulation.
As well, we are aware that a number of delegates are travelling on to South Africa for the PME Conference in Pretoria and we wish you a pleasant trip and successful conference. Finally, if you are able to do so, consider staying in ‘The West’ for a few days to enjoy some of our state and its hospitality.
Have a great time at MERGA 42!
Dr Chris Hurst
Conference Convenor, on behalf of the Organising Committee
Dr Chris Hurst, Curtin University
Dr Derek Hurrell, University of Notre Dame Australia
Dr Audrey Cooke, Curtin University
Ms Lorraine Day, University of Notre Dame Australia
Dr Paul Brown, Curtin University
Dr Susan Blackley, Curtin University
Dr Gregory Hine, University of Notre Dame Australia
Paula McMahon, The Mathematical Association of WA