Working Together to Improve the Mathematical Science Community

The Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences (CBMS), hosted at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota, is an umbrella organization consisting of eighteen professional societies all of which have as one of their primary objectives the increase or diffusion of knowledge in one or more of the mathematical sciences. Its purpose is to promote understanding and cooperation among these national organizations so that they work together and support each other in their efforts to promote research, improve education, and expand the uses of mathematics.

CBMS Societies' Responses to COVID-19

See what the CBMS societies are doing to support and inform their members during this pandemic.


Click here for descriptions and links.

CBMS Forum

High School to College Mathematics Pathways


Additional information here.

Position Statements of the CBMS Council

Position papers on Active Learning (2016), Improving the First Two Year of College Mathematics (2015), and the Common Core State Standards in Math (2013).

Click here for links to the position papers

Outreach & Engagement

CBMS Research Advisory Group

The goal of the CBMS Research Advisory Group is to inform the policy decisions that affect mathematics education.

On August 26, 2017, representatives of CBMS societies and other organizations met in a workshop co-sponsored by TPSE for the inaugural meeting of the Research Advisory Group.


Read about this workshop