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Konferenz: 15th Asian Technology Conference in Mathematics (ATCM 2010). Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Internet: 15th Asian Technology Conference in Mathematics

Termin: 17. - 21. Dezember 2010


On the behalf of the University of Malaya and members of the International Program Committee of the ATCM conference, we are delighted and honored to have this opportunity to introduce the papers of the ATCM 2010 – “Linking Applications with Mathematics and Technology”. We are fortunate to have presenters from a wide spectrum of scientists and educators, whose presentations and workshops will demonstrate the most current trends in technology for mathematics and mathematics with technology. It is particularly wonderful to have so many participants from many Asian countries, America, Australia and Europe. Presented here papers address a very wide spectrum of topics and ideas. We can find here papers concentrating on using computer software in teaching mathematics, papers on using Internet, multimedia, computer games and other tools for interactive and online mathematics courses delivery, as well as research papers from pure mathematics where technology was used to produce some new results. Large part of this book, as well as the conference presentations, is devoted directly to teaching mathematics with the use of Dynamic Geometry tools and Computer Algebra Systems. There is also a significant set of papers on using graphics calculators in teaching mathematics courses. It is in particular very important to notice how fast things are changing in technology for mathematics. Integrating technology into mathematics teaching, learning and research will definitely allow us to expand our knowledge horizon in mathematics. The society is changing also very rapidly, and we are facing new challenges in the classroom every day. In this conference we will find, like in previous years, a few new developments in technology for mathematics. We will find also a number of papers presenting a new approach to mathematics teaching through computer games or multimedia. We welcome you to learn from the authors, get in touch with the newest technology developments and experiment with technology tools during ATCM workshops. We wish you happy hunting for new ideas, solutions, and great personal contacts.

We would like to express our appreciation to the local organizers, in particular to the University of Malaya for the enormous task of planning and preparation of ATCM 2010 – one of the most enjoyable and instructive conferences in Asia. We thank also the members of the International Program Committee and external reviewers for their great contribution in reviewing papers



International Program Co-Chairs

  • Tilak de Alwis , Southeastern Louisiana University, USA
  • Miroslaw Majewski , New York Institute of Technology, UAE
  • Wei-Chi Yang, Radford University, USA

International Program Committee

  • Paul ABBOTT , University of Western Australia, Australia
  • Keng Cheng ANG , NIE/ Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Yiming CAO Beijing Normal University, China
  • Kyung Yoon CHANG , Konkuk University, South Korea
  • Jen-Chung CHUAN , National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
  • Ma. Louise Antonette De Las Penas , Ateneo De Manila University, Philippines
  • Lenni HAAPASALO , University of Joensuu, Finland
  • Noraini Binti IDRIS , University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Masami ISODA , University of Tsukuba, Japan
  • Krongthong KHAIRIREE ,Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Thailand
  • Barry KISSANE , Murdoch University, Australia
  • Ichiro KOBAYASHI , International Educational Software, Japan
  • Matthias KAWSKI , Arizona State University, U.S.A.
  • Ming-Gong LEE , Chung Hua University, Taiwan
  • Hee-chan LEW , Korea National University of Education, South Korea
  • Douglas Meade , The University of South Carolina, U.S.A.
  • Antonio R. Quesada , The University of Akron, U.S.A.
  • Inder K Rana , Indian Institute of Technology, Powai, India
  • Katsuhiko SHIMIZU , Tokyo University of Science, Japan
  • Tadashi TAKAHASHI , Konan University, Japan
  • Lu YANG , Guangzhou University, China
  • Yuan YUAN , Chung Yuan University, Taiwan

Local Organizing Committee

  • Patron: Professor Datuk Dr. Ghauth Jasmon, Vice Chanselor, University of Malaya
  • Advisor: Professor Dr. Nasrudin Abd. Rahim, Director, UMPEDAC
  • Advisor: Professor Dr. Ong Seng Huat, Head, Institute of Mathematical Sciences
  • Chairperson: Associate Professor Dr. Hew Wooi Ping
  • Deputy Chairperson: Dr. Abd. Halim Abu Bakar
  • Secretary: Mohd Amran Mohd Radzi
  • Assistant Secretary: Sia Ying Ying
  • Treasurer: Dr. Jeyraj Selvaraj
  • Assistant Treasurer: Dr. Hazlie Mokhlis
  • Members: Professor Dr. Bernardine Renaldo Wong, Director, Continuing Education;
  • Nur Azwa Faharudin, International and Corporate relationship (ICR) Office, University of Malaya;
  • Norjoharuddeen Bin Mohd Nor, Faculty of Education, University of Malaya

Subcommittee under Minstry of Education

  • Dr. Lee Boon Hua
  • Dr. Rusilawati Othman
  • Ding Hong Eng
  • Rohana Bt. Ismail
  • Hjh Saripah bt. Ahmad

Advisory Committee

  • Bruno BUCHBERGER, LINZ, Austria
  • Peng Yee Lee, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


Plenary Talks and Invited Papers

  • Miroslaw Majewski, Jen-Chung Chuan, Nishizawa Hitoshi-- The New Temple Geometry Problems in Hirotaka's Ebisui Files
  • Keng Cheng Ang-- Teaching and Learning Mathematical Modelling with Technology
  • Noraini Idris-- Assessment for a Knowledge-Based Era -- Issues and Challenges
  • Markus Hohenwarter and Zsolt Lavicza -- GeoGebra, its community and future
  • Celia Hoyles -- Constructing and Collaborating through ICT
  • Bernd Zimmermann, Torsten Fritzlar, Lenni Haapasalo - et al. -- Possible gain of IT in problem-oriented learning environments from the viewpoint of history of mathematics and modern learning theories
  • Bogumila Klemp-Dyczek-- Polyhedral tensegrity structures
  • GT Springer-- Questions Answers; and Mathematical Discourse
  • Wei-Chi Yang - Xiaofeng Ding-- Fundamental Theorem of Calculus and Computations on Some Special Henstock-Kurzweil Integrals
  • Scott Steketee-- Variables and Functions: Using Geometry to Explore Important Concepts in Algebra
  • Tilak deAlwis-- Bilinear Transformations via a Computer Algebra System
  • Antonio R. Quesada- Does Technology Empower Students to do Research at the Secondary and Undergraduate Levels?