This issue focuses on research in the domain of mathematics education. Although mathematics has been a subject of study for many centuries, mathematics education is a relatively new field of scholarly inquiry, having been established as an independent field of research only in the early twentieth century. The most significant milestone was the establishment of the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (ICMI) in 1908. Since 1969, ICMI has organized the International Congress on Mathematical Education, a quadrennial international meeting whose aim is to present the current states and trends in mathematics education research and in the practice of mathematics teaching at all levels.
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Cai, Jinfa and Wang, Sasha. (2013). "Navigating the Seas of Mathematics Education: New Waves in Research to Improve Student Learning". Chinese American Educational Research and Development Association, 16(1), 1-2.