"I believed that the whole sector of Mathematics teaching, from its very beginnings at elementary school right through to the most advanced level research, should be organised as an organic whole. It grew ever clearer to me that, without this general perspective, even the purest scientific research would suffer, inasmuch as, by alienating itself from the various and lively cultural developments going on, it would be condemned to the dryness which afflicts a plant shut up in a cellar without sunlight"

[Felix Klein 1923]

Introduction and Acknowledgments

The aim of this website is to outline, through documents and images, the history of ICMI.
It highlights the most significant events (congresses, inquiries, interaction with other organisations, etc.), its key figures and issues, and shows how the Commission's activity expanded and diversified in the second half of the twentieth century.