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.

## Members

The constituent societies are

- Adults Learning Mathematics
- Association of Teachers of Mathematics
- Association of Mathematics Education Teachers
- British Society for the History of Mathematics
- British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics
- Conference of heads of Departments of Mathematical Sciences
- Edinburgh Mathematical Society
- Institute of Mathematics and its Applications
- London Mathematical Society
- Mathematical Association
- Mathematics in Education and Industry
- National Association for Numeracy and Mathematics in Colleges
- National Association of Mathematics Advisers
- National Numeracy
- National STEM Centre
- NRICH
- Operational Research Society
- Royal Academy of Engineering
- Royal Statistical Society
- United Kingdom Mathematics Trust
- Wales Institute of Mathematical and Computational Sciences
- Advisory Committee on Mathematics Education
- Department for Education
- Education Scotland
- Higher Education Academy
- National Centre for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics
- National College for Teaching and Leadership
- Office for Standards in Education
- The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation
- The Royal Society

## Leadership

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.

## References

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

## External links

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