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USNC/MI Members Host 2016 Park City Seminar Series
Organized by USNC/MI past chairs Gail Burrill and Rick Scott, the week-long international seminar, "Bridging Policy and Practice in Mathematics Education around the World," was held as part of the 26th annual Park City Mathematics Institute (PCMI) International Seminar on July 5 - 8, 2016.  The mission of the Seminar is to bring together teams of two educators, a university mathematics educator or policymaker, and a secondary teacher from a small number of nations representing a cross-section of the regions of the world to discuss major issues in mathematics education policy and practice. The seminar, focused on Statistics, brought teams of one mathematics education policymaker and one practicing secondary mathematics teacher from each of six following countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Guatemala, Honduras, Paraguay, and the United States.  Most of the experts were from Central and South America. 

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 Sessions at 2015 Meetings and Conferences
Tuesday, April 14, 2015, and Friday, April 17, 2015, at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting and Exposition in Boston, MA.
Tuesday, April 14 - "Engaging U.S. Researchers with the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction" - 10:00 to 11:15 a.m., Otis Room
Friday, April 17 - "Policy, Curriculum, Teacher Professionalism toward Effective Teaching: Why Korea Succeeded" - 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., 210B (BCEC) Room
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at the NCSM Leadership in Mathematics Education Annual Conference in Boston, MA.
"International Perspectives on Supporting Mathematics Teaching & Learning" - 3:30 p.m.
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
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                         

Mathematics Education in the United States 2012: A Capsule Summary Fact Book
Under the auspices of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and the USNC/ICMI, John Dossey, Katherine Halvorsen, and Sharon McCrone prepared the 2012 update to the “Capsule Summary Fact Book” for ICME-12. The 89-page PDF report is available for download.

China-U.S. Mathematics Education Workshop

China-U.S. Math Workshop Participants
(Photo Credit: Mari Muri)

Newport Beach, California, July 31-August 2, 2009
The USNC/MI organized a workshop "Teacher Development Continuum in the United States and China," on the career ladder of mathematics teachers and the structures in place to support teachers of mathematics within the Chinese and U.S. educational systems. The workshop brought together 40 mathematics educators, mathematicians, education researchers, and other mathematics education specialists from the United States and China. Read more about this collaborative workshop.

The purpose of the workshop was to examine the structure of the mathematics teaching profession in the United States and China.  To download a free PDF of the report or to purchase the book, please visit the website of the National Academies Press.  In addition, a two-page PDF summary of the report is available.

The 12-minute YouTube video below features the workshop highlights.



This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number DRL-1214813. 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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