**A collaborative Study on innovations for teaching and learning mathematics in
different cultures among the APEC member economies**

At the third APEC Education Ministerial Meeting held on 29-30 April 2004 in Santiago, the ministers defined the four priority areas for future network activities. "Stimulating Learning in Mathematics and Science" is one of the four priority area. Based on this priority, the APEC project "A Collaborative study on innovations for teaching and learning mathematics in different cultures among the APEC Member Economies" was approved by APEC Member Economies in August 2005. The project was managed by the Center for Research in Mathematics Education (CRME) in Khon Kaen University and the Center for Research on International Cooperation in Educational Development (CRICED) in University of Tsukuba. The APEC project "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking-" was approved by APEC Member Economies at October 10, 2006.