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Affiliated Organizations

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 Affiliated 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 Affiliated Organizations and eight ICMI Regional Affiliated Organizations, with very different historical and organizational backgrounds. They are listed below with their year of affiliation:

Thematic Affiliated Organizations

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 Affiliated Organizations, listed below with their year of affiliation:

  • CIEAEM: International Commission for the Study and Improvement of Mathematics Teaching (2010)
  • HPM: The International Study Group on the Relations between the History and Pedagogy of Mathematics (1976)
  • ICTMA: The International Study Group for Mathematical Modelling and Applications (2003)
  • ISDDE: International Society for Design and Development in Education (2017)
  • IOWME: The International Organization of Women and Mathematics Education (1987)
  • MCG: The International Group for Mathematical Creativity and Giftedness (2011)
  • PME: The International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (1976)
  • WFNMC: The World Federation of National Mathematics Competitions (1994)

Regional Affiliated Organizations

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 Affiliated Organizations, with very different historical and organizational backgrounds. They are listed below with their year of affiliation:

  • ADiMA – Association des Didacticiens des Mathématiques Africains de l’Ouest et du Nord / Association of Western and North African Didacticians of Mathematics (2019)
  • AFRICME – African Regional Congress on Mathematical Education (2005) (listed under Regional Conferences)
  • CIAEM/ IACME – Conferencia interamericana de educación matemática / Inter- American Conference on Mathematical Education (2009)
  • CIBEM – Congresso Iberoamericano de Educação Matemática / Iberoamerican Congress of Mathematics Education (CIBEM) (2020) (listed under Regional Conferences)
  • EARCOME – East Asia Regional Conferences in Mathematics Education (1998) (listed under Regional Conferences)
  • EMF – Espace Mathématique Francophone / French-speaking Mathematics Space (2003)
  • ERME: European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (2010)
  • MERGA: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (2011)