In order to foster international collaboration and exchanges in mathematics education, the ICMI organizational outreach includes multi-national organizations with interest in mathematics education, each operating in ways consistent with the aims and values of the Commission.
The organizations affiliated to ICMI are independent from the Commission, being neither appointed by ICMI nor operating on behalf or under the control of ICMI, and they are self-financed. However, they collaborate with ICMI on specific activities, such as the ICMI Studies or components of the program of the ICME Congresses.
The ICMI Affiliate Organizations produce quadrennial reports to be presented to the General Assembly of ICMI, and a brief annual report on their activities for the ICMI annual report. Each Affiliate Organization holds separate meetings on a more or less regular basis.
Some of ICMI’s Affiliate Organizations have a wide international audience with specific thematic interests related to mathematics education, while others are based on a regional scope.
There are currently seven ICMI Thematic Affiliate Organizations and eight ICMI Regional Affiliate Organizations, with very different historical and organizational backgrounds. They are listed below with their year of affiliation:
The ICMI organisational outreach includes Thematic Affiliated Organizations, each focusing on a specific field of interest and study in mathematics education consistent with the aims of the Commission.
There are currently seven ICMI Thematic Affiliate Organizations, listed below with their year of affiliation:
With the revision of its Terms of Reference made in 2009, ICMI has introduced the notion of affiliation to ICMI of multi-national organizations active in mathematics education. This has resolved the long-felt need of formalizing the links of ICMI with various bodies sharing common aims with the Commission.
At present, there are eight ICMI Regional Affiliate Organizations, with very different historical and organizational backgrounds. They are listed below with their year of affiliation: