The 15th International Congress on Mathematics Education 7-14 July 2024

The International Congress on Mathematical Education is the largest international conference on mathematics education in the world. Organised under the auspices of the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction, this quadrennial event explores the current state and trends in mathematics education research and the practice of mathematics teaching at all levels from across the world.

The 15th International Congress on Mathematics Education (ICME-15) will be held 7-14 July 2024 at International Convention Centre in Sydney, Australia. The first time in 8 years that the international mathematics education community has been able to come together in person, ICME-15 promises to be an innovative congress that builds on the well-established ICME program. Featuring established and emerging thought leaders from around the world, this interactive, relevant and dynamic event is not to be missed.

A welcome banner stretches across the screen. To the left are images of children using calculators and participating in a webinar. In the centre, three Indigenous Australian children are embracing, smiling and looking at the camera. To the right there is text that reads “Come and be counted”. The banner is decorated with gathering circle icons used in the 15th International Congress on Mathematical Education logo.

Invitation Messages

Convenor ICME-15, Chair International Program Committee

It is an honour and a great pleasure for me to invite you to what will be a truly unique and exciting initiative for mathematics and statistics education in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

The successful bid to host ICME-15 in Sydney in 2024 is the work of the Consortium for Mathematics Education (CoME), a group of eight leading national organisations in the mathematical sciences. I had the privilege of leading the work of CoME in recent years, and was honoured to accept the nomination as Convenor of ICME-15.

The broad base of commitment for this initiative is a clear indication of the importance these leading organisations ascribe to supporting the further development of mathematics and statistics education.

CoME members are determined to engage and involve colleagues across the region in order to make ICME-15 an important opportunity for mathematics teachers, lecturers, researchers, teacher educators, consultants, curriculum developers and other mathematics education professionals in Australia and across the Asia-Pacific region. Our aim is for ICME-15 to be an inclusive event at which people who are passionate about mathematics and statistics education can come together, and connect with like-minded colleagues from around the globe – to create lasting local, regional and global legacies in our field.

I have attended all but one ICME since 2004, and it would be an privilege to welcome ICME-15 delegates to my own country in 2024.

I encourage you to stay in touch for updates and we welcome your input to help make ICME-15 a resounding success.

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Prof. Kim Beswick
Convenor ICME-15

“I well remember attending my first ICME, in Copenhagen in 2004 as a new PhD graduate taking tentative steps in academia. This was my first international congress, and I recall being daunted at having Tom Cooney, whom I had cited in my thesis, respond to my Topic Study Group paper.  The experience was one of encouragement that gave me confidence to pursue mathematics education research. I now have the privilege of being an Associate Editor of the Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, of which Tom Cooney was the founding editor.”

Kim Beswick

Professor of Mathematics Education and Head, School of Education University of New South Wales

Local Organising Committee Chair ICME-15

In 1984 Australia created a significant global legacy when we hosted the Congress in Adelaide. Forty years on, in 2024, Australia’s mathematics community seeks to create a new legacy for the next generation, by growing mathematics education capacity through developing and sharing  programs that translate globally, especially within the Asia-Pacific region, as well as locally. Australia’s vision is for a congress at which extensive collaboration nurtures ongoing professional connections and drives the creation of tangible education resources.

As a future-focused community, an Australian Congress will seek to embrace the technologies available to the global mathematics community to optimise both the delivery of the Congress and the sharing of outputs and outcomes.

Highlighting the 40th anniversary of Australia’s first ICME will demonstrate the lasting impact of ICME5 in 1984, and set the challenge for a similar legacy to bear fruit in the coming years, not just in Australia, but, with the facilities of contemporary communication technologies, across the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.

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Will Morony
LOC Chair ICME-15

“As a young teacher in Adelaide I was lucky enough to attend ICME5 in 1984. It provided the opportunity to talk with and learn from colleagues from all over the world who shared my passion for the teaching and learning of mathematics. The exchanges were mutual – those colleagues were also interested in and valued my ideas and practices – such that it was incredibly affirming in terms of what we were trying to achieve in our school. In many respects, it was a pivotal event in my professional career, giving me the confidence and inspiration to actively engage with others in ways that eventually saw me take on leadership roles in the field. I hope that I can be part of creating the same opportunities for another generation of teachers.”

Will Morony

former CEO of AAMT and Local Organising Committee Chair for ICME15

Find out more in the ICME-15 First Announcement

Explore ICME-15

Program

Explore the ICME-15 program, including the schedule of events and a full list of the scholars speaking at the congress, and find out how you can lead your own ICME-15 activity

Local Organising Committee

Discover the history of the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction, the tradition of ICME, and the Australian leaders in mathematics education chosen to deliver ICME-15

Location

Explore our conference venue, the ultra-modern International Convention Centre Sydney, and learn about the history and sights just waiting to be explored during your visit to ICME-15