Guidelines for Full Papers Submission

For the 3rd International Symposium on Mathematics Education Innovation

Page Setup


Page Size

Your page size should be set to A4 and the margins set at the following:

Top: 2.54cm Bottom: 2.54cm

Inner: 2.54cm Outer: 2.54cm

Please use page breaks between all pages, rather than a series of enter keys.


Page Numbers

Please do not include page numbers in your submission.


Headers and Footers

Headers and Footers should both be set to 1.27cm from edge. Do not put anything in the headers or footers.



All text styles (Headings, Normal and Bullet text, etc.) should be set at single line spacing with zero spacing before and after. There should be a single line break between paragraphs.



Bulleted lists should be left justified and should use small filled squares for bullets.


Accepted File Formats

The accepted file format for preparation of the proceedings is Microsoft Word generated using Microsoft Office. Please ensure that you do not fast save your document before submitting it.


Title Details


Title of Paper

The title for your paper should be in Arial, 14pt and bold, centre justified and in capital letters. Place one blank line (12pt not bold) after the title. There should be no separate title page.


Author Information

After the title, give the name of each author followed with a superscript letter which corresponds to their further information.

Each author’s name should be in Arial 10pt centre justified.

Presenting author’s name and email should be included in Arial 8pt left justified.

Below this, further information about the author includes Department, Centre or School, Institution, and Country.

Example of this layout can be seen as follows:

Author 1a, Author 2b

Presenting Author: Presenting Author’s name (presenting author’s email)

aDepartment or Centre, Institution, Country

bDepartment or Centre, Institution, Country



The word “Keywords” should be Arial 12pt bold and capital followed by a colon. The keywords for the paper should follow in Arial 10pt. List at least 3 keywords.


An example is shown below:

KEYWORDS: collaborative learning, generic attributes, quantitative analysis, online learning




Start the abstract with the heading “Abstract” using the same formatting for a first level heading. The text should be in Arial 8pt with left alignment.


Main Text Details


Please use no more than 3 levels of heading and ensure they are applied consistently. The first level heading should be left justified, Arial 12pt bold and capital. The second level heading should be left justified, Arial 10pt bold and capital. The third level heading should be left justified, Arial 10pt bold italic.



The main text should be Arial 10pt with left alignment. Each paragraph should be followed by one blank line.


Bulleted Lists

Left alignment, no indent and hanging paragraph set to 0.5 cm.


Diagrams, Tables and Figures

All diagrams, tables and figures included in the paper should be clearly labelled and centred between the margins. Please leave one blank line (10pt not bold) before the diagram, table or figure. Insert the label below figures in Arial 10pt bold and left aligned. Insert the label above tables in Arial 10pt bold and left aligned. Leave one blank line (10pt not bold) after the label. If the figure has no label, insert one blank line (12pt not bold) after the figure. All diagrams and figures created in programs other than Microsoft Word should be gif, tiff or jpeg images.


In-Text Citations

Please use the author-date system APA Style and avoid the use of footnotes. Insert the sequence (Name year) into the main text for a citation to a literature reference. Name refers to the family name of the author and year refers to the year of publication.


Quotation marks

Please use the Australian Government Publishing Service or APA Style, i.e. single smart quotes, with the exception of a quotation within a quotation when double quotes are used.



All reference to software should be given in italics. For example, WebCT.



Please avoid abbreviations such as labs, exams, tutes.


i.e., etc.

et al. (no italics)



This is an optional section. Acknowledgements or appreciation to individuals for assistance with the manuscript or with the material reported should be included and appear at the end of the article before the References. Start the acknowledgements with the heading “Acknowledgements” using the same formatting for a first level heading. The text should be in Arial 8pt with left alignment.


Literature References

Start the literature references with the heading “References” using the same formatting for a first level heading. The text should be in Arial 8pt with left alignment. The second and subsequent lines for each reference should be indented by 0.5 cm. All references should be in APA Version 5. This means alphabetical order of the first author. Please use the referencing styles exactly as shown at the end of these guidelines to ensure consistency

throughout the proceedings.


The following provides examples of referencing for different sources:


Calfee, R. C. and Valencia, R. R. (1991). APA guide to preparing manuscripts for journal publication. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.


Chapters in Books

Haldane, J. (1997). Higher education after ideology: Whose crisis? What knowledge? In R. Barnett and A. Griffin (Eds) The end of knowledge in higher education. London: Cassell, 53-66


Articles published in conference proceedings

Bain, J. D. and McNaught, C. (1996). Academics’ educational conceptions and the design and impact of computer software in higher education. In C. McBeath and R. Atkinson (Eds) The learning superhighway: New World? New Worries? Proceedings of the Third International Interactive Multimedia Symposium. Perth, WA: Promac Conventions, 5659.


Journal Articles

Always write the journal name in full.

DO NOT use ampersands (&) instead use and

Breen, R., Lindsay, R., Jenkins, A. and Smith, P. (2001). The role of information and communication technologies in a university learning environment. Studies in Higher Education, 26(1), 95-114.


Web sites

Beckleheimer, J. (1994). How do you cite URLs in a bibliography? [Online] Available: [1995, December 13].


How to Cite the Internet. [Online] (2002) Available: [2002, February 6].