Introduction to MES3

The First International Conference on Mathematics Education and Society took place in Nottingham, Great Britain, in September 1998. The Second Conference was held in Montechoro, Portugal, in March 2000. On both occasions, people from around the world had the opportunity of sharing their ideas, perspectives and reflections concerning the social, political, cultural and ethical dimensions of mathematics education and mathematics education research in the world present societies.

 

As a result of the success of these two meetings, it was decided to have a third conference within a period of two years in Denmark. The 3rd International Conference on Mathematics Education and Society was held in Helsingør, Denmark, from the 2nd to 7th of April 2002.

 

The conference was promoted by the Centre for Research in Learning Mathematics, a co-operation centre between Aalborg University, the Danish University of Education, and Roskilde University.