ISEM is a geographically-distributed organization for promoting mathematics teaching in ways that encourage human development.

The Institute was founded in 1980. It gained early international visibility by sponsoring the Perry Network in the 1980s. Most recently, it has helped support work on the MATtours project to develop electronic inquiry-based tours of mathematical ideas. Recent work is on the Teaching Simulator(TM).

As a 501(c)(3) organization, the Institute primarily serves as a conduit for grants supporting its purposes. Over the years it has won grant support from organizations such as Harvard University, the Fund for Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE), and SciMath Minnesota and has served as a sub-contractor under other grants.

Institute for Studies in Educational Mathematics
10429 Barnes Way
St. Paul, MN 55077 USA

For more information, please write to Larry Copes, Director, at copes (at)


Last modified 20 October, 2005