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The World Federation of National Mathematics Competitions is an Affiliated Study Group (ASG) of the International Commission for Mathematical Instruction (ICMI).

Founded at a meeting in Adelaide in 1984 (at ICME 5) it has a Constitution which was approved in 1996 at its meeting in Seville (at ICME 8) under the Presidency of Ron Dunkley, amended in 2004 and again in 2008 (at present the 2004 version is still on the web site).

It also has a Policy Document, approved at its 2002 meeting, defining its interests to be wider that solely mathematics competitions themselves, but also embracing a number of other activities normally related to competitions and having various roles in enriching the learning experience of students.

The Federation aims to provide a focal point for those interested in, and concerned with, conducting national mathematics competitions and related activitiies for the purpose of stimulating the learning of mathematics.

Its objectives include:

  • Serving as a resource for the exchange of information and ideas on mathematics competitions and related activities through publications and conferences.
  • Assisting with the development and improvement of mathematics competitions and related activities.
  • Increasing public awareness of the role of mathematics competitions and related ativities in the education of all students and assuring that the importance of that role is properly recognised in academic circles.
  • Creating and enhancing professional links between mathematicians involved in competitions and related activities around the world.

It administers a number of activities, including:

  • The Journal Mathematics Competitions
  • An international conference every four years. Previous conferences have been held (or are planned to be held) in:
  • WFNMC-1: Waterloo, Canada (1990)
  • WFNMC-2: Pravets, Bulgaria (1994)
  • WFNMC-3: ZhongShan, China (1998)
  • WFNMC-4: Melbourne, Australia (2002)
  • WFNMC-5: Cambridge, UK (2006)
  • WFNMC-6: Riga, Latvia (2010)
  • WFNMC-7: Barranquilla, Colombia (2014)
  • WFNMC-8: Alba Iulia, Romania (2018)
  • David Hilbert and Paul Erdös Awards for mathematicians prominent on an international or national scale in mathematical enrichment activites.

It consists of the following committees:

WFNMC EXECUTIVE


WFNMC REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVES

  • Africa: John Webb, Department of Mathematics, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, SOUTH AFRICA.
  • Asia: vacant
  • Europe (1): Francisco Bellot Rosado, Royal Spanish Mathematical Society, Valladolid, SPAIN.
  • Europe (2): Nikolay Konstantinov, Moscow, RUSSIA.
  • North America: Ian VanderBurgh, Waterloo, Canada
  • Oceania: Derek Holton, Melbourne, Australia.
  • South America: Radmila Bulajich, Mexico City, Mexico

WFNMC PROGRAM COMMITTEE

The following Committee develops policy for programs at WFNMC Congresses.


WFNMC AWARDS COMMITTEE

  • Chair: Maria Falk de Losada, University Antonio Nariño, Bogota, COLOMBIA.
  • Andy Liu, Edmonton, Canada
  • Peter Taylor, Canberra, Australia
  • Paul Vaderlind, Stockholm, Sweden
  • John Webb, Cape Town, South Africa

EDITORIAL PANEL

Editor: Jaroslav Svrcek, Palacky University, Olomouc, CZECH REPUBLIC

Associate Editor: Don Barry, USA

Associate Editor: Sergey Dorichenko, Russia

Associate Editor: Waldemar Pompe, Poland

Associate Editor: Alexander Soifer, USA



 

 

 
 
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