The International Commission on Mathematical Instruction
Bulletin No. 47
The World Federation of National Mathematics Competitions
A Brief Introduction
The World Federation of National Mathematics Competitions is an organisation
of national mathematics competitions
affiliated since 1994 as a Special Interest Group of the International
Commission for Mathematical Instruction (ICMI). The
Group has been active since the mid-80s.
It administers a number of activities, including
Journal "Mathematics Competitions".
- An international
conference every four years.
Previous conferences were held in Waterloo, Canada (1990), Pravets, Bulgaria
(1994), ZhongShan, China
(1998). The next, is scheduled for Melbourne, Australia in 2002.
Hilbert and Paul Erdös Awards for mathematicians prominent on an international
or national scale in
mathematical enrichment activites.
The Federation aims to provide a focal point for those interested in,
and concerned with, conducting national mathematics
competitions for the purpose of stimulating the learning of mathematics.
Its objectives include:
as a resource for the exchange of information and ideas on mathematics
publications and conferences.
with the development and improvement of mathematics competitions.
public awareness of the role of mathematics competitions in the education
of all students and
assuring that the importance of that role is properly recognised in academic
and enhancing professional links between mathematicians involved in competitions
around the world.