One-day countdown to ICME-14


The 14th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME-14) will officially kick off at East China Normal University (ECNU) tomorrow!

Hosted once every four years under the guidance of the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (ICMI), ICME is the highest level of international conferences on mathematical education. 

ICME-14 is sponsored by ECNU and chaired by the university’s former President, Prof. Wang Jianpan, under the entrustment of the Chinese Mathematical Society. This is also thefirsttime for China to host the ICME.

Over 4,000 Mathematics researchers and educators from 129 countries will share their outstanding work in the field of mathematics and discuss priorities for future mathematics education both online and offline at ECNU.

At the opening ceremony of the ICME-14 to be held at ECNU gymnasium tomorrow 20:10 (UTC+8), President of International Mathematical Union Carlos Kenig will deliver a welcome speech online. Present at the ceremony will be President of International Commission on Mathematical Instruction FrederickLeung, President of ECNU Qian Xuhong, President of Chinese Mathematical Society Tian Gang. The ceremony will be presided by Prof. Wang Jianpan.

In addition, the highest awards of international mathematics education, namely the Klein Award, Freudenthal Awardand Castelnuovo Award, will be presented as a recognition of the winners’ outstanding contributions in the field of mathematics education research and practice.

Scan the QR code below to watch the live broadcast 

of the ICME-14 opening ceremony.

Highlights of ICME-14

At the heart of the congress are four one-hour plenary lectures. 

Plenary Lecture 1: Cédric Villani (France)  

Plenary Lecture 2: Gu Lingyuan (China) 

Plenary Lecture 3: Robyn Jorgensen (Australia) 

Plenary Lecture 4: Mercy Kazima (Malawi)

Other activities include and three plenary panels, four survey teams, five ICMI Awards lectures, more than 60 invited lectures, and 62 topic study groups. With all these lectures, panels, and activities, the congress will cover the latest progress of global mathematics education research.

Gu Lingyuan, Founder of the renowned “Qinpu Mathematical Pedagogy” and Emeritus Professor of ECNU School of Mathematical Sciences, will deliver a plenary lecture titled 45 Years: An Experiment on Mathematics Teaching Reform at the congress, turning himself the second Chinese plenary speaker at the ICME after Prof. Hua Luogeng, who spoke at ICME-4 41 years ago.

During the congress, Shanghai typical mathematical education mode that has drawn world-wide attention and that has been introduced into the basic education system of the UK, will also make its debut in the form of research groups, workshops, and discussions.

In an era when education system have been completely subverted by the COVID-19 pandemic, a team report will be added to the congress specifically that will focus on the challenges facing mathematics and mathematics education in the post-pandemic era.

Stay tuned!

Editor: Li Mengjie


East China Normal University