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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.

Apply Now for ICME-13 Travel Grants
Travel grant applications for the ICME-13 congress, July 24-31 in Hamburg, Germany, are now available. The deadline to apply is September 30, 2015 and the grants will be awarded by February 1, 2016.

The ICME-13 travel grants are awarded by the National Science Foundation and available only to U.S. citizens or those working on a green card. Grant money can be used toward travel expenses, so long as the air transportation is provided by a U.S. carrier. The money may also be used toward conference registration, meals, and lodging expenses. Graduate students and K-12 mathematics teachers are strongly encouraged to apply.

For more information, including selection criteria, visit the ICME-13 Travel Grants page. Please direct all related questions to Margaret Iding at or Gail Burrill at

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 -- is being 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.

2015 NCTM Regional Conference - USNC/MI Session
Friday, November 13, 2015 at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Regional Conference in Minneapolis, MN.
"Math is a Verb" - 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., 101 CD, Minneapolis Convention Center

2015 AMATYC Annual Conference - USNC/MI Session
Friday, November 20, 2015 at the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA.
"Making Math Connections around the World" - 8:00 to 8:50 a.m., Oak Valley Room     

2015 USNC/MI Meeting
The next meeting for USNC/MI will be held in the National Academies' Keck Center in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, December 5, 2015.

13th International Congress on Mathematics Education (ICME-13) Dates Announced: July 24 - 31, 2016 in Hamburg, Germany
Participants from all over the world are encouraged  to come to Hamburg and make ICME-13 a rich experience for all. Congress attendees will experience the very special characteristics of the German mathematics education discussion, which is closely connected to European traditions of didactics of mathematics and has seen important recent developments. Information on the congress can be found on the ICME-13 website.

14th Inter-American Conference on Mathematics Education (IACME) Deemed a "Great Success"
The Inter-American Math Education Committee, a regional branch of ICMI, held the IACME XIV from May 3-7, 2015 in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico. Over 49 international speakers were invited to the conference, which consisted of over 500 presentations and nearly 1000 participants from 23 countries.

The IACME General Assembly was held during this time, and leadership for the 2015-2019 period was selected. USNC/MI member Patrick Scott was re-elected to his position as IACME Second Vice President for the next four years. A decision was also reached to hold IACME XV in Medellín, Colombia, in 2019.
IACME XIV Group Photo
Local Organizers and student assistants at IACME XIV

USNC/MI Meeting at the 2015 NCTM Annual Meeting and Exposition

The most recent meeting of the USNC/MI was held on April 14, 2015 at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting and Exposition in Boston, MA.                                                                                                  

Mathematics Education in the U.S. 2012: A Capsule Summary Fact Book
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 available for download


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