The International Day of Mathematics (IDM) is a worldwide celebration. Each year on March 14 all countries will be invited to participate through activities for both students and the general public in schools, museums, libraries and other spaces.


2021 Theme announced

In the second edition of the International Day of Mathematics on March 14, 2021, we will celebrate
Mathematics for a Better World.

Join the Poster Challenge

To celebrate our new theme, we invite you to create a poster that shows one way to make the world a little bit better using mathematics.

March 14 is already celebrated in many countries as Pi Day because that date is written as 3/14 in some countries and the mathematical constant Pi is approximately 3.14.

The International Day of Mathematics is a project led by the International Mathematical Union with the support of numerous international and regional organizations.

The 2020 International Day of Mathematics

Live Global Launch

Relive the launch of the first IDM, which took place through our website with announcements, videos and images of events happening globally.

Collective video

Watch the video we created with clips sent from all over the world by people showing us how Mathematics is Everywhere.

Suggest the 2021 theme

Send us your ideas about what the theme should be for next year's celebration. You have time until the 9th of May.

People and organizations all over the world announced events in their cities:

Please note that many planned IDM events have been cancelled due to COVID-19

As part of the celebrations we put together a video with clips submitted by math lovers all over the world who wanted to show that Mathematics is Everywhere

Visit our Worldwide Video page to learn more about the project, watch some other great submissions and learn how you can participate .

Join the celebration

Organize an event

Ideas, activities and resources to celebrate the IDM the best way: by hosting your own event.

Prepare your venue

Get posters, IDM logos to make signs, pins and stickers, and many ideas to decorate your event space.

Find an event near you

This website will give you detailed information about events in your town.
Available a few months before IDM

Keep in touch and receive updates and news about the International Day of Mathematics via email

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Share news about your IDM activities using the hashtag #idm314.

A new theme every year

Every year we'll announce a new theme to flavor the celebration, spark creativity and bring light to connections between mathematics and all sorts of fields, concepts and ideas.

The theme for 2021 is Mathematics for a Better World

As the world faces the COVID-19 pandemic, mathematics provides its models and tools to help us understand, monitor, and control the spread of the virus. It is also used to create weather forecasts and prepare for natural disasters. It warns us of climate change and helps us to anticipate and mitigate its consequences.

Mathematics is central to the efficient organization of societies for the benefit of all citizens. It optimizes transportation and communication networks and enables smart planning and management of health, economic, and social systems. Science and mathematics have a crucial role in steering decisions to promote peace and social justice.

As a common language to the planet, mathematics is an essential part of humankind’s cultural heritage. It is present in arts, music, and games, for human enjoyment and well-being.

In the coming weeks we'll publish more information, activities and resources to help you celebrate Mathematics for a Better World with us on March 14, 2021.