Founded in 1920, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) is the world's largest mathematics education organization, with 60,000 members and more than 230 Affiliates throughout the United States and Canada.
AMTE is the largest professional organization devoted to the improvement of mathematics teacher education — it includes over 1,000 members supporting the preservice education and professional development of preK-16 teachers of mathematics. Members include professors, researchers, teacher-leaders, school mathematics coordinators, policy experts, graduate students, and others.
There was a dearth of a mathematical organization, which can guide and regulate the policies of the government vis-à-vis the state of mathematics and the welfare of the mathematical community at the national level. Establishment of such a society was necessary to mobilize and streamline the efforts and provide a necessary centrifugal boost to the development of mathematics in useful directions in Pakistan.
|National Mathematical Society of Pakistan
National Mathematical Society of Pakistan support researchers and scholars to uplift mathematical culture in the nation. The ABDUS SALAM SHIELD OF HONOR in Mathematics was initiated by NMSP to promote and recognize quality research in Mathematics. The submitted works have been evaluated by a panel of well-known international experts on the basis of research work in the last 5 years. The evaluation process was carried out by people who have served as jury members awarding Abel Prize and Fields Medal in Mathematics. The first recipient of this prestigious award is professor Dr. Hassan Azad who is working in the department of Mathematical Sciences, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia.