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The International Commission on Mathematical Instruction is a worldwide organisation devoted to research and development in mathematical education at all levels. Its purpose is:

to promote international programs of activities and publications that improve the collaboration, exchange and dissemination of ideas and information on all aspects of the theory and practice of contemporary mathematical education.

to foster efforts to improve the quality of mathematics teaching and learning worldwide.

to support and assist the International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME) and meetings or conferences of ICMI affiliated organizations.

ICMI was founded in 1908 and has been a commission of the International Mathematical Union (IMU) since 1952.

News and Events

The ICTMA Career Research medal named The Henry Pollak Award has been awarded for the first time in 2021 and announced on September 21, 2021. The The Henry Pollak Award is awarded to three eminent scholars: Prof. Dr.  Werner Blum, Prof. Dr. Peter Galbraith and Prof. Dr. Mogens Niss.

The 14th International Congress on Mathematical Education has concluded successfully on July 18th, 2021.

You can find the conference website and some videos here.

The Africa Regional Congress of ICMI on Mathematical Education AFRICME 6 was be held online on 25th to 29th October 2021.
Details can be found here

The two publications "Mathematics Education in East Africa Towards Harmonization and Enhancement of Education Quality" and "Mathematics Teacher Preparation in Central America and the Caribbean" can be found here and here.


Participate in the International Day of Mathematics 2022!

The theme of the International Day of Mathematics on March 14,2022 is "Mathematics Unites". IJoin the 2022 celebration and organize an event, in real person or online. You find many ideas here.



with the election of Frederick K. S. Leung succeeding Jill Adler as president, Jean-Luc Dorier replacing Abraham Arvaci as Secretary General, Anjum Halai and Merrilyn Goos as vice presidents, and new members-at-large Marta Civil,  Patricio Felmer, Mercy Kazima, Nuria Planas and Susanne Prediger.

Discussion Document Published

The Proceedings are available for download.

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A major responsibility of ICMI is to plan for the quadrennial International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME), held under the auspices of ICMI.

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The Discussion Document of ICMI Study on Teachers of Mathematics Working and Learning in Collaborative Groups can be found here.  ICMI Study 23, Primary Mathematics Study on Whole Numbers is available open access here.



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ICMI representatives are contact persons in the ICMI member countries.

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The Capacity and Network Project aims to provide teacher-educators in developing countries with enhanced mathematical expertise.

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The Klein Project presents contemporary mathematics for secondary school teachers.

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In 2019 the ICMI Regional Conference "XV Conferencia Interamericana de Educación Matemática (CIEAM)" was held May 5-10 in Medellín, Colombia.

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Materials and links for mathematics teachers and educators.

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