Frontiers in Mathematics and Science

Education Research Conference

01-03 May 2014 - Famagusta




Conference Topics

Keynote Speakers


Conference Program



Pictures of Cyprus

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Gala Dinner Pictures

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Conference Program


Thursday, 1st May 2014

08:00 - 9:30


09:30 - 10:00

Opening Ceremony

10:00 - 11:00


The role physics can play in a multi-disciplinary curriculum for non-physics scientists and engineers

Edward (Joe) Redish, University of Maryland, USA

11.00 - 11:15

Coffee break

11:15 - 11:40

Extreme Apprenticeship – Engaging undergraduate students on a mathematics course

Johanna Rämö, Thomas Vikberg

11:40 - 12:05

Does Representation matter? Teacher-Provided Tables and Drawings as Cognitive Tools for Solving Non-Routine Word Problems in Primary School. 

Timo Reuter, Wolfgang Schnotz, Renate Rasch 

12:05 - 12:30

Interactive Digital Documents to promote active learning of Undergraduate Mathematics

Sandra Gaspar Martins, Vitor Duarte Teodoro

12:30 - 12:55

Cryptography: Optional subject in the Degree in Computer Engineering in Information Technologies

G. Rodríguez Sánchez1, A. Hernández Encinas, L. Hernández Encinas, A. Martín del Rey, A. Queiruga Dios

12:55 – 14.00

Lunch break

14:00 - 14:55


Revisiting the Nature of Science in Science Education: Towards a Holistic Account of Science in Science Teaching and Learning

Sibel Erduran, University of Limerick, Ireland

14:55 - 15:20

Pre-service Primary Teachers' Argumentation in Socioscientific Issues 

Charlotte Pezaro, Tony Wright, Robyn Gillies 

15:20 - 15:45

Students’ perceptions about the relevance of mathematics to other school subjects 

Andualem Tamiru Gebremichael

15.45 - 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 - 16:25

New Trends in Computer Math Teaching

Agustin de la Villa, Alejandro Lois, Liliana Milevicich, Angel Martin del Rey and Gerardo Rodriguez

16:25 - 16:50

Assessment of Teaching and Learning by Mixed Diagnostic Testing

Anna Yankovskaya, Ilya Levin, Irina Fuks

16.50 - 17:15

Challenges for Emirati University Students in Comprehending Mathematical Text and Word Problems

Mark Causapin, Timothy Groombridge

17:15 - 17:40

Students’ approaches when dealing with kinematics graphs explored by eye-tracking research method 

Martina Kekule

17:40 - 18:05

Middle School Pre-Service Mathematics Teachers' Guidance for Sixth Grade Students in Problem Solving Process

Tangül Uygur-Kabael


Dinner at Salamis Bay Conti Hotel


Friday, 2nd May 2014 , Othello Hall

09:00 - 09:50


Research Implications for Teaching and Learning Strategies in Undergraduate Mathematics.

Medhat Hashimat Rahim, Lakehead University, Canada

09.50 - 10:15

Developing a pedagogical model for a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) 

David Robinson, Patricia Ash

10.15 - 10:30

Coffee break

10:30 - 10:55

Experience of Teaching Mathematics at the Technical Trainers College (TTC) in Saudi Arabia

Gerard O’Regan

10:55 - 11:20

Estimation of uncertainty for problem solving by fuzzy mathematics tools

Jiří Kulička

11:20 - 11:45

Why do chemistry students need to take mathematics courses?  

Andualem Tamiru Gebremichael

11:45 - 12:10

Towards exploring expertise in mathematics education research: What are the requirements and duties of the researchers? 

Igor' Kontorovich, Orit Hazzan

12:10 – 12.35

The relation between mathematical object/mathematical name: conceptual changes between designation, description, denomination and definition.   

Giorgio Bolondi, Federica Ferretti, Alessandro Gambini

12.35 – 13:00

Using modern informatics tools for smart decision-making in education process

Tadeusz Wibig

13.00 – 14.00

Lunch break

14:00 - 14:25

Design-based research as an innovation approach in the construction and evaluation of IBSME

Josef Trna, Eva Trnova

14:25 - 14:50

Physics for Primary School Teachers – some practical experiences 

Zdeněk Drozd, Dana Mandíková, Jitka Houfková 

14:50 - 15:15

Adapting a Math book to the Arab world region: Benefits on the learning process

Saadia Khouyibaba

15:15 - 15:40

Systemic teacher continuous professional development as support of teaching practice

Eva Trnova

15.40 - 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 - 16:25

The importance of the definition of weight

Bar Varda

16:25 - 16:50

Fostering Scientific Curiosity through Strengthening Teachers’ Understanding of Energy and Inquiry

M. E. Zayed, S. Vokos, I. Y. Al-Qaradawi, Z. Said, T. Kerr, R. Hinrichs

16.50 - 17:15

Designing Formative Assessment in Physics Course in Higher Education

Irit Sasson, Donita Cohen

17:15 - 17:40

Polya and GeoGebra : A dynamic approach to problem solving.

Alfonso Meléndez Acuńa

17:40 – 18:00


19:30 - 22:30

Gala dinner at Cennet Taverna 

(a traditional local restaurant serving a variety of mezes, barbeques and drinks!)


Saturday, 3rd May 2014

All day sight-seeing tour of North Cyprus

Trip will include visit to:

 Walled city of Nicosia (SelimiyeMosque / St. Sophia Church and Büyük Han (Grand Inn))

 Saint Hilarion Castle

 Kyrenia (the Harbour, Castle, Bazaar and Shipwreck Museum)

 Bellapais Abbey