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Working together to support mathematics learning and teaching at international schools.

ISMTF promotes the mathematical educational interests of member schools and their students, working together to support the learning and enjoyment of mathematics. As a group, we foster sharing among members and support professional development.

ISMTF was founded in Vienna in 1993 and currently counts about 70 international schools in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

ISMTF is an independent association that provides a forum for sharing of experience and activities aimed at supporting teachers and promoting the learning of mathematics, as well as helping students to see and experience the beauty of mathematics.

ISMTF Activities:

  • • Professional development opportunities designed to promote working together in the international mathematics education community.
  • • Organising activities to enable students to meet and exchange experiences with like-minded students from other schools.

Each year, ISMTF holds competitions for students at three levels

  1. Middle school competition for students up to the age of 14 years
  2. Junior competition for students up to the age of 16 years
  3. Senior competition for the high school student of any age.

For teachers, ISMTF offers professional development activities aimed at improving the teaching of mathematics at member schools. Such activities include the use of technology in the classroom, best practices, problem-solving and investigation approaches, as well as addressing issues related to international examinations.

The International Schools Mathematics Teacher Foundation's (ISMTF) mission is to provide support in the enrichment of teaching and learning mathematics, nurture a strong community of international mathematics educators, and generate increased interest in and enthusiasm for mathematics among students.


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