The creation of Isfahan Mathematics House was the result of the hard work of many individuals and associations over a period of almost two decades. As a first result of these efforts, in 1997, Isfahan Teachers Research Centre was established. The principal achievements of this Center were as follows:
Investigating over the causes of “lack of interest” in mathematics in schools.
Introducing a model for the formation of the teachers’ educational and scientific societies.
Encouraging the teachers of different grades to cooperate and share views, along with developing research groups.
These achievements in turn brought about the following consequences:
Organizing the First Iranian Mathematics Education Conference in 1997.
Managing mathematics competitions around the country which in turn led to the formation of National Mathematics Olympiad and other scientific Olympiads in the country.
In 1993, in the 25th Iranian Mathematics Conference held at Sharif University of Technology, the declaration of the year 2000 as the World Mathematics Year by the International Mathematical Union (IMU) was announced. This made two of the active members of the Iranian mathematical community namely Professor Ahmad Birashk (famous Iranian scholar, 1906- 2002) and Dr.Ali Rejali (Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the First Iranian Mathematics Education) put forward a proposal about the formation of a National High Commission of the World Mathematics Year. Soon after, this Commission under the supervision of the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, approved the formation of Mathematics House project.
In 1997, within the framework of an agreement signed between Isfahan Municipality and Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, the first Mathematics House was founded in Isfahan. Later on, other Mathematics Houses were founded around the country. Since then, sponsored by Isfahan Municipality, IMH has been considered as one of the leading scientific models in the country, for its activities at local, national & international levels.
The following diagram demonstrates the cooperative participation in the creation of the IMH.