The third International Conference on the Teaching of Mathematics (ICTM3) was held from June 30th to July 5th 2006 in Istanbul, Turkey. It followed two successful events, ICTM1 held on Samos in 1998 and ICTM2 on Crete in 2002. The conferences always coincide with the World Cup, adding a friendly rivalry to the proceedings, which unite rather than divide nations. ICTM3 brought together 520 delegates from 58 different countries to discuss the latest work on mathematics education at the undergraduate level. US delegates formed the largest contingent, followed by a solid block from the UK. Since there were usually six sessions running in parallel during the six days of the conference, it was only possible to attend a sample of the papers on topics ranging from fundamental pedagogical research through to the solution of specific mathematical problems and the use of technology.
Vol 6, Issue 3