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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

ICME-14 Congress Chair is confident that ICME-14 will be held as scheduled in July, 2020 in Shanghai, China. Read the message from the Congress Chair about the current health issue in China here. Please check this website for further updates.

Warm congratulations to:
Professor Emeritus Tommy Dreyfus
Recipient of the ICMI 2019 Felix Klein medal

Professor Gert Schubring
Recipient of the ICMI 2019 Hans Freudenthal medal.

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
Recipient of the ICMI 2020 Emma Castelnouvo medal.
Call for Paper Submissions

The deadline was postponed until July 31, 2019 (11:59 PM, GMT-12). The ICMI 25 Study Conference will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, February 3-7, 2020

The IPC of the ICME-14 has held its second meeting in Shanghai, China 27-29 February, to finalize the Second Announcement and work with the LOC on the scientific planning for the conference.

The ICMI Executive Committee (2017–2020) has held its 3rd Meeting in Montevideo, Uruguay, May 1 – 3, 2019

The conference will be held 22-24. August 2019 in Hamburg, Germany.

The meeting was held February 11-13th, 2019 in the IMU Secretariat. The Discussion Document can be found here. 

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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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