Research: Math Education

Conferences and Organizations

American Educational Research Association

The American Educational Research Association (AERA), a national research society, strives to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly inquiry related to education, and to promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good.

Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators

AMTE is the largest professional organization devoted to the improvement of mathematics teacher education—it includes over 1000 members devoted to the preservice education and professional development of K-12 teachers of mathematics.

International Conference on Mathematics Education

The ICME is an international event which is held every four years. The congress looks at the development of mathematical education across the world. The next meeting is the 12th and will be in Seoul Korea next year, July 8-15. Go to for more information.

Mathematics Association of America (MAA)

The mission of the MAA is to advance the mathematical sciences, especially at the collegiate level. As we approach our second century as the largest professional society that focuses on mathematics accessible at the collegiate level, educational imperatives, performance standards, technological advances, and an increasingly complex workplace all present daunting challenges and wonderful opportunities for our members to have a significant positive impact on mathematics education worldwide.

Our members include university, college, middle, and high school mathematics teachers; graduate and undergraduate students; pure and applied mathematicians; computer scientists; statisticians; and many others in academia, government, business, and industry. We meet twice a year, once in January at the Joint Mathematical Meetings (with the American Mathematical Society) and once in summer for Math Fest. For more information see

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is the public voice of mathematics education, supporting teachers to ensure equitable mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students through vision, leadership, professional development, and research.

North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics

The North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCCTM) is the professional organization in North Carolina of all persons responsible for the teaching of mathematics. Its membership includes teachers from all levels, kindergarten through graduate school, and other professionals who work with curriculum and materials for the teaching of mathematics.

Psychology of Mathematics Education

The PME is an international group of mathematics educators and researchers who gather once a year to share our work and interests at the annual conference. The next conference will take place in Taipei, Taiwan, July 18-22. Go to for more information.

Research Council on Mathematics Learning

The Research Council on Mathematics Learning seeks to stimulate, generate, coordinate, and 
disseminate research efforts designed to understand and/or influence factors that affect mathematics learning.

Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education (RUME)

RUME is a special interest group of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) whose mission is to foster research on learning and teaching undergraduate mathematics and to provide a support network for those who are involved in this area of study. RUME also welcomes those who teach secondary mathematics and/or are interested in the findings in research of undergraduate mathematics education. RUME holds an annual research conference each February. For more information see