**Candidate City of ICME-12, 2012**

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**The Korean community of mathematics and mathematics education
cordially invites ICME11 which will be held in 2008. The Korean Sub-Commission
of ICMI representing all Korean communities of mathematics and mathematics
education, hereby, submits a proposal for the invitation. **

**1.
About ICMI**

**2. About ICME,
ICME-10 Copenhagen 2004**

**3. About KSICMI **

**4. Our Presentation for
ICME-11 Seoul 2008**

**5.
Candidate City (Venue –
COEX, Seoul, KOREA) **

**7.
Others**

**April 2003 Site Visit Photo** : http://matrix.skku.ac.kr/sglee/album/ICME-11-Pre.html

**The inviting bodies are following:**

** ****1.
Korean Sub-Commission of ICMI**

** ****2.
Korean Mathematical Society**

** ****3.
Korea Society of Mathematical Education**

** ****4.
Korean Society of Educational Studies in Mathematics**

** ****5.
Korean Society for History of Mathematics**

** ****6.
Korean School Mathematics Society **

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** ****The Korean Sub-Commission of ICMI is comprised of members from
the other five societies, and as such represents the core invitee. It was
organized about seven years ago and hosted ICMI-EARCOME1 successfully. Right
after ICME9 in Japan, the Korean Sub-Commission of ICMI decided to invite
ICME11 and has already held several meetings to discuss hosting the ICME 11. It
is believed that the Korean Sub-Commission of ICMI, as an integrated body, can justly
reflect most opinions of mathematicians and mathematics educators in Korea. **

** ****The next group, the Korean Mathematical Society, is a
comprehensive body representing Korean mathematicians. This society acquired
its reputation by successfully hosting the International Mathematics Olympiad
in 2000. The society’s accumulated experience and know-how will be useful
resources to host the ICME 11. **

** ****The third group, the Korea Society of Mathematical Education
(KSME), is a leading society in mathematics education with the largest number
of members (more than 1000 members) and the longest history (established
1962).**** **

** ****The Korean Society of Educational Studies in Mathematics
(KSESM) is another society in the field of mathematics education, but with a
relatively short history. The studies of this society are mostly
theory-oriented, and thus KSESM compensates KSME which is rather practice-oriented.**

** ****The fifth group, the Korean Society for History of
Mathematics focuses mainly on the history of mathematics, and as such supports
HPM (International Group for the Relations between the History and Pedagogy of
Mathematics). **

** ****The last organization, the Korean School Mathematics Society
is composed mainly of mathematics teachers. This society has a strong
inclination toward real practice of teaching and learning of mathematics. The
large number of school teachers from this group will be a strong advocate for
ICME 11. **

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**These
societies encompass almost all Korean communities of mathematics and
mathematics education. These communities, with their diverse backgrounds and
specialties, are confident in planning and preparing for the ICME 11. Many
dedicated mathematicians and mathematics educators will work hard to ensure the
success of the conference and develop a program that will provoke, inform, and
encourage ideas and discussions.**

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**We believe
that many foreign mathematics educators are interested in the mathematics
education of Korea as well as that of China, Singapore, and Japan. One of the
reasons for the interest is that Korean students have ranked highly at TIMSS,
TIMSS-R, IMO’s and PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment).
Despite such an interest, mathematics education in Korea has been little
studied in depth beyond students' academic achievement. We believe that hosting
ICME-11 will give special opportunity for participants to look closely at the
teaching and learning of mathematics in Korea. **

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** ****ICME seems to grow both in excitement and in the number of
participants. Networking with mathematics educators via the prestigious
conference is the fundamental basis for sharing responsibility on the quality
of mathematics education from an international perspective. We have witnessed
that the Congress provides attendees with incredible opportunities to share
their ideas on mathematics education and to learn from each other through
various kinds of presentations and interactions. We hope that all this will
happen in Korea, a country full of enthusiasm for teaching and learning
mathematics. **

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**We
are certain that Korea is an appropriate country that can successfully host international
conferences. We hope that the invitation for ICME-11 will be positively
considered and the anticipating participants will be ready to become immersed
in issues and discussions across the spectrum of all aspects of mathematics
education.**

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**The
Korean Sub-Commission of ICMI is scheduled to give a National Presentation at
ICME10. We will use that opportunity to educate foreign colleagues all about
Korean education of mathematics. **

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