The Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) is the professional body and learned society for qualified and practising mathematicians and exists to support the advancement of mathematical knowledge and its applications and to promote and enhance mathematical culture with over 5,000 members, comprising of mathematicians from all sectors, as well as those with an interest in mathematics.
The IMA is very active in encouraging young people to consider careers in mathematics and related entry routes in the mathematical sciences, as well as supporting mathematics education at all levels. This includes closely monitoring the school curriculum and putting its views to Government and supporting teachers through the Chartered Mathematics Teacher (CMathTeach) designation. In addition, the IMA promotes mathematics at science fairs, conferences and through public engagement events to inspire the next generation.
Membership of the IMA
We offer Scholars two years free membership at either the Affiliate or Associate member grade.
As a member you will receive Mathematics Today the bi-monthly magazine, which incorporates all the latest news about the IMA, conferences, local branches, plus several technical articles every issue.
Members will also receive discounts on journals. The IMA has seven journals published by the Oxford University Press (OUP). They are available in both paper and electronic formats. As a Scholar you will receive one year's free online subscription to theTeaching Mathematics and its Applications journal.
We run local branch events which are free to attend and provide networking opportunities for members. Local branches include: London, East Midlands, West Midlands, West of England, North West, Scottish and Irish. Branch meeting calendars are published on the IMA website.
We also run several conferences throughout the year and as a member you will receive discounted conference fees.
If you remain a member of the IMA you may be able to apply to become a Chartered Mathematics Teacher, which is a nationally recognised standard of teaching excellence. Being a Chartered Mathematics Teacher could help your journey to becoming a Head of Department or Senior Leader in a Secondary School.
The Chartered Mathematics Teacher (CMathTeach) designation reflects the balance between teaching skills (pedagogy) and mathematics knowledge that is necessary for a professional teacher to educate and inspire today’s students.