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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

On behalf of the ICME-14 Local Organizing Committee, ICMI is uploading the ICME-14 Proceedings on this webpage gradually for reference only before its official publication. Here you can find the pre-print Proceedings.

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The first IPC Meeting took place in Valencia (Spain) on February 23-25, 2023. The IPC as well as the ICMI President and ICMI Secretary-General ( ex-officio's and Series Editors) participated in the meeting.

In memory of Professor (Albert) Geoffrey Howson, the former ICMI Secretary General, the ICMI Newsletter in November featured an article outlining his numerous and important contributions to mathematical education as well as to ICMI,

Click here to read.

Read here for the first announcement of ICME-15 in case you've missed it.
Don't miss the early bird registration that opens in June 2023!

Click here to visit ICME-15's website.

ICMI hosted a one-day symposium on March 20, 2023, to gather scholars working in diverse areas, whose concerns could be broadly defined as “socio-ecological”.  Read here for more information.

ICMI invites ICMI representatives to submit nominations for each of the ICMI EC positions (President, Secretary General, 2 Vice-Presidents, 5 Members-at-Large).
Nomination for the President and Secretary General must be received by May 1, 2023 and all others by June 1, 2023.

Mathematics for Action: Supporting Science-Based Decision Making (MfA) is a tool kit produced for UNESCO by a consortium of experts that was launched on March 14, 2022. It consists of a collection of lively two-page briefs that highlight the role of mathematics in addressing the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda. Read more about the MfA in detail here.

The ICMI Newsletter covers a "Once Upon a Time" series that features historical vignettes from the archives of ICMI. In the March series, Bernard R. Hodgson shares his experience as he uncovers items from the Aarhus ICMI-Seminar on teaching of geometry. Click here for the full article.

The Klein Project is an IMU/ICMI project with the aim of producing mathematics resources for secondary teachers on contemporary mathematics. As part of the project, "vignettes" (short, readable pieces) on contemporary mathematics are produced and shared on the Klein Project Blog. Find out more about the work of the Klein Project in this article.

Launch of ICME-15!

We are excited to announce the launch of ICME-15! Join us online as we share our aspirations and our vision for the journey ahead at this special event on Monday, 14 March from 4PM-530PM (AEDT; 5AM-630AM UTC) on the International Day of Mathematics.

For full details about the launch, read 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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ICMI's organizational outreach includes multi-national organizations with interest in mathematics education.

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Materials and links for mathematics teachers and educators.

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