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U.S. National Commission on Mathematics Instruction

The National Academy of Sciences is the U.S. adhering body of the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (ICMI) and it maintains its relationship with the commission through the U.S. National Committee (USNC)/MI. ICMI is a commission of the International Mathematical Union (IMU), which fosters efforts to improve the quality of mathematics teaching and learning worldwide.
 

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U.S.--Finland Workshop on Mathematics Education Held Summer 2016 in Helsinki
Workshop on Supporting Mathematics Teachers and Teaching in the United States and Finland, a bilateral meeting of U.S. and Finnish mathematics educators, was held July 31--August 2 at the University of Helsinki in Helsinki, Finland. Approximately 15 American professionals and 15 Finnish professionals attended in person, while several online participants engaged remotely via the webcast.

CLICK HERE to visit the U.S.--Finland Workshop subpage and view session videos, download presentations, and more.

U.S. Reception at ICME-13 Major Success
140 mathematics educators attended the U.S. Reception at ICME-13 in Hamburg, Germany, on the evening of Wednesday, July 27. The reception, hosted by the USNC/MI, was also sponsored by AMATYC (American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges), AMTE (Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators), ASA (American Statistical Association), CBMS (Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences), MAA (Mathematical Association of America), NCSM (National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics), and NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics). 

66 Travel Fellowships Awarded to American Attendees of ICME-13
NCTM, through an NSF grant, awarded 66 travel fellowships for U.S. teachers, researchers, and educators to attend the 13th International Congress on Mathematics Education (ICME-13). The Congress was held from July 24 through July 31, 2016 in Hamburg, Germany. NCTM received a total of 741 travel fellowship applications.

2016 USNC/MI Meeting Dates
The next meeting of the USNC/MI will take place in Washington D.C. on Saturday, December 10, 2016.

USNC/MI U.S.-Korea Workshop Report Released
On July 15-17, 2012 the United States National Commission on Mathematics Instruction and Seoul National University held a joint Korea-U.S. workshop on Mathematics Teaching and Curriculum. The workshop was organized to address questions and issues related to math teaching and curriculum that were generated by each country, including the following: What are the main concerns in the development of the curriculum? What issues have been discussed or debated among curriculum developers, teachers, teacher educators, and scholars regarding the curriculum? How have textbooks been developed for the curriculum? How are curricular tasks designed and what criteria are used? What is the role of learning trajectories in the development of curriculum? This report summarizes the presentations and discussions at the workshop. Click below to learn more.

U.S.-China Workshop Report Corrected - JPG
 


ICME-14 to be Held in Shanghai, China
Shanghai, China, was recently selected to host ICME-14 in 2020. Click here for the complete announcement. 

ICMI Study 23 Proceedings Available Online
The Study Conference for ICMI 23 -- Primary Mathematics Study on Whole Numbers -- was held at the University of Macau, China, from Wednesday, June 3 through Sunday, June 7, 2015. For more information about this conference, visit the study conference website. To view the ICMI Study 23 proceedings, click here.

2016 Update: Mathematics Education in the U.S.: A Capsule Summary Fact Book
The PDF of the latest update to the "Capsule Summary Fact Book" is available for download here.


Under the auspices of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the USNC/MI, John Dossey, Katherine Halvorsen, and Sharon McCrone prepared the 2012 update to the “Capsule Summary Fact Book.” The 89-page PDF report is also available for download




 
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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number DRL-1445101. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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