The National Initiative on Mathematics Education (NIME)
The National Initiative on Mathematics Education (NIME) was launched in 2011 to provide a broad and representative platform for sharing initiatives in mathematics education at various levels. It includes a set of regional conferences and a national conference on mathematics education. The immediate aim of the NIME initiative was to prepare the National Presentation on Mathematics Education at the International Congress of Mathematics Education (ICME-12) in Korea. The long term aim was to consolidate and build on the many initiatives that exist in mathematics education.
The NIME regional and national conferences witnessed active participation by mathematics educators, mathematicians and teachers, and included extensive discussions on diverse aspects of mathematics education from the elementary to the tertiary levels. They also provided a platform for young researchers to present their work, and for teachers and educators to present innovative approaches. The conferences also brought to light the tremendous regional variation in the country in terms of availability of mathematics education resources.
The proceedings of these conferences formed an input for the report on the status and the future of mathematics education in India. The report was a part of the National Presentation by India at the International Congress of Mathematics Education (ICME-12) held in Korea in July, 2012.
The NIME initiative was launched under the auspices of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA). It was supported by the National Board of Higher Mathematics (NBHM), the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE, TIFR), Mumbai and the Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSC), Chennai.
This site is hosted by the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, TIFR.