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