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

You can find the conference website and some videos here.

On July 12th, 2021, the 14th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME) was opened.
The congress is held hybrid - online as well as real live in Shanghai, China, between July 12-July 18, 2021.



The next Africa Regional Congress of ICMI on Mathematical Education AFRICME 6 will 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.


Considering the current situation and potential development of COVID19, ICME-14 Chair and LOC and ICMI Presidents, Vice Presidents and Secretaries General, Incumbent and incoming) decided that ICME-14 will be held will be held simultaneously in face-to-face form (in Shanghai) as well as online.

Participate in the International Day of Mathematics 2021!

The theme of the International Day of Mathematics 2021 (March 14, 2021) is "Mathematics for a Better World". In view of the pandemic, it is highly likely that it will not be possible to hold events for the general public. It is therefore recommended that celebrations be planned in schools and colleges during class time or as extracurricular activities. Find out more 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.

Due to Covid-19 the fourth ICMI General Assembly was presented virtually on July 13, 2020.
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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