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15 - 17 April 2019, "Mathematical Ability", Utrecht, The Netherlands

Date: 15 - 17 April 2019
Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
Deadline: Tuesday 12 February 2019

Recently, the focus of inquiries intop mathematical cognition is shifting towards the process of mathematical activity: what is it to have mathematical ability, and how do we acquire the knowledge how to do mathematics? These questions are informed by the various E-approaches to cognition (Extended, Embodied, Embedded, Enactive, Enculturated cognition): our bodies, our technology, our environment - both offline and online - our practices, our culture, our education, and our interactional history might all have some role to play in our mathematical ability and the development thereof. How mathematical cognition is shaped by these factors is a broad question that warrants an interdisciplinary approach.

For this conference, we invite scholars from various fields, including but not limited to philosophy, logic, AI, cognitive (neuro)science, and education studies, to submit proposals for short talks on the following questions:
- What is it to do mathematics; what is it to have a mathematical ability; what is mathematical know-how?
- How do children learn mathematics; how do they acquire mathematical know-how?
- How can we capture, in a logical formalism, the ability to do mathematics?
- What role does our body play in our mathematical ability and the development thereof?
- How can we improve the methods by which embodied and embedded mathematical know-how is acquired, and can we design (digital) tools for this purpose?
- How can interaction with digital tools improve mathematical abilities?

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