Call for Sessions: Papers, Workshops, Topic Groups, and Posters

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Deadline: June 20, 2015

We welcome proposals from practitioners and researchers for a variety of sessions addressing any specific issues related to the theme of the conference, “Opening Our Mathematical Eyes,” including the special interest groups related to these discussion topics:

  1. adult numeracy concepts, theories and practice
  2. science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)
  3. numeracy and diversity
  4. numeracy and literacy
  5. numeracy and the workforce

Participants are also welcome to submit interesting and innovative ideas related to adult numeracy/mathematics.

How to submit a Presentation: Please complete the registration form, and submit your abstract to us no later than March 20, 2015. If you have any questions about the process or have problems submitting your presentation, please contact Anestine Hector-Mason (


Description of Sessions

Paper presentation (45 minutes)

A paper session at the conference is 45 minutes in duration and will allow 30 minutes for presentation of key issues and 15 minutes for discussion. We encourage presenters to be as interactive as possible.

The purpose of the paper may be to:

  •   Report on a research project
  •   Discuss a position or theory
  •   Reflectively critique practice
  •   Describe a new program
  •   Review literature
  •   Mix any of the above activities

Workshop (90 minutes)

A workshop session is 90 minutes in duration and should include some form of interactive participation for all participants such as small group discussion, simulation of learning activities, hands on mathematics/numeracy, or some mixture of these. The purpose of the workshop may be to:

  • Demonstrate and model practice
  • Discuss issues
  • Demonstrate practical implications of research
  • Provide opportunity for participants to interact with technology-based teaching strategies/resources
  • Any new or innovative approaches not mentioned above

Special Interest Group (SIG) or Colloquium (90 minutes)

This type of session should include one or more presenters or discussants who plan to focus on broad issues related to the core topics of the conference:

  1. adult numeracy concepts, theories, and practice
  2. STEM
  3. numeracy and diversity
  4. numeracy and literacy
  5. numeracy and the workforce

The presentation should target a specific audience (teachers, researchers, policy makers) and have a structured approach to support collaborative exchanges through questions and answers. The abstract should make clear the context and focus and could provide key questions to be addressed.


Facilities will be available to organize a poster display in select locations at the conference venue, and time will be allocated on the program for conference participants to reflect collaboratively around the motif in the posters and artwork. Contributors to this session should indicate the topic to be displayed and the amount of space required. We encourage posters and artwork that reflect the motif of the conference: mathematic eyes: Seeing math in everything we do.

For more information, please contact the local conference chair:

Anestine Hector-Mason, MA, MSEd, PhD—202-403-6913; | American Institutes for Research | 1000 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW | Washington, DC 20007. Contact Channet Williams for questions related to logistics: | -301-592-2130