ProMath 2008 Vaasa

Problem Solving in Mathematics Education

Welcome to
the 10th International
ProMath 2008 Conference on
Problem Solving in Mathematics Education
Thursday 28 – Sunday 31 August 2008
Vaasa, Finland

Second Announcement »

The conference takes place at the Faculty of Education, Åbo Akademi University, Vasa, Finland. It is a meeting place for researchers, teachers and others with an interest in problem solving in mathematics education. The aim of the conference is to present and discuss recent research and development work, as well as future prospects in the area, and to share teaching experiences. The participation is free and it is also possible to participate one day only or to attend a certain sessions. Three keynote speakers have been invited and are engaged in the programme as follows

• Prof. Ole Björkqvist, Åbo Akademi University         
    Problem solving: Pleasure versus utility
• Prof. Johan Lithner, University of Umeå, Sweden    
    On the roles of creative and imitative reasoning in mathematical problem solving 
• Prof. Dr. Bernd Zimmermann, Friedrich – Schiller – University of Jena, Germany
    History of mathematical thinking and problem solving and possible gain for modern mathematics instruction

For registration, abstracts, questions and information regarding the conference, please contact: 
Lars Burman
Åbo Akademi University
Pedagogiska fakulteten i Vasa
Strandgatan 2
PB 311, FIN-65101 VASA
Tel.: +358 500 922 050
E-Mail: lburman(at)
Address for the conference:
Åbo Akademi,
Vasa Strandgatan 2

Telephone: +358 (0)6 3247 111
Telefax: +358 (0)6 3247 320