Joint Mathematical Council

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The Joint Mathematical Council (JMC) of the United Kingdom was formed in 1963 to 'provide co-ordination between the Constituent Societies and generally to promote the advancement of mathematics and the improvement of the teaching of mathematics'.

The JMC serves as a forum for discussion between societies and for making representations to government and other bodies and responses to their enquiries. It is concerned with all aspects of mathematics at all levels from primary to higher education.

The constituent societies are

The Chair of the JMC is Paul Glaister, Professor of Mathematics and Mathematics Education at the University of Reading and a member of the Council of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.


  • Ashley Kent (2000). School Subject Teaching: The History and Future of the Curriculum. Routledge. p. 44. ISBN 0-7494-3377-9. 

External links[edit]

  • Web site (the underlying location of the site - which is hosted at the Open University - was altered on 7-09-2010)