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ICMI-13 Video

Welcome to ICME-13



The Society of Didactics of Mathematics (Gesellschaft für Didaktik der Mathematik - GDM) has the pleasure of hosting ICME-13 in 2016 in Germany. The congress – to be held under the auspices of the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (ICMI) – will take place at the University of Hamburg from Sunday, 24th July to Sunday, 31st July 2016. Hamburg is a bustling cosmopolitan port in the north of Germany, and with 1.8 million inhabitants its second largest city. It offers a perfect environment for a challenging congress.

We invite participants from all over the world to come to Hamburg and make ICME-13 a rich experience for all. ICME-3 took place in Germany in 1976 in Karlsruhe, and we are proud to welcome mathematics educators from all over the world back to Germany. The congress attendees will experience the very special characteristics of the German mathematics education discussion, which is closely connected to European traditions of didactics of mathematics and has seen important recent developments.

The Society of Didactics of Mathematics represents the German speaking community of didactics of mathematics, bringing together mathematics education groups from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Supported by the German Mathematical Society, the German Educational Research Association and the German Association for the Advancement of Mathematics and Science Education we are eager to welcome ICME-13 participants to Germany.

Gabriele Kaiser
University of Hamburg
Convenor of ICME-13

Gabriele Kaiser

Rudolf vom Hofe
President of the Society of
Didactics of Mathematics

Rudolf vom Hofe





The number of registrations was 3486 (without accompanying persons).

Plus 250 German teachers attending supplementary activities


Some more enjoyable numbers from the programme of ICME-13:

1952 papers and 533 posters have been accepted

450 scholars have taken part at the pre-congress Early Career Researcher Day

64 invited lectureshave been held

42 workshops and 38 discussion groups were designated

5 ICMI awardees presented their work

24 scholars were preparing activities for the thematic afternoon

5 survey teams have discussed their results

220 people got financial support from the solidarity grant

6 national presentations have been be displayed

26 ICME-13 Topical Surveys have been published "open access" until the congress

More than 30 post-congress monographs are expected from the TSGs - please check them under Post Congress Materials on the Homepage!

…. and we hope that a huge number of new international and national projects have been created at this congress.