Ali Rejali, Iran
Posted Tuesday 08 July 2008
Ali Rejali receives his award from ICMI President Michele Artigue at ICME-11 in Monterrey, Mexico, 08 July 2008. WFNMC
President Petar Kenderov stands by.
Ali is the co-founder of the Iranian national mathematics
competitions and has a generally strong record of establishing
enrichment activities in his country including the mathematics
houses which he and his colleagues have established in difficult
and unusual conditions. He has had considerable influence in setting
the scene for the national mathematics syllabus in mathematics and
statistics via lectures at national conferences and other
representations. He has also had considerable influence in supporting
teachers ,as well as being the co-founder of many societies for
mathematics teachers throughout the country and the Iranian Statistical
Ali was involved in at least three major studies for improvement of mathematics education
in Iran (lack of interest in students for studying mathematics, problems of national university
entrance examinations, and the WMY 2000 project).
He has also been involved in activities related to popularizing ICT in schools
and among teachers and many in-service courses for teachers.
On the international scene, Ali has been actively involved in WFNMC since its beginning
and he had major role in many committees of the Federation,as well as being the chair
and coordinator of the Geometry sections of two WFNMC conferences in China and Australia.
He is also a member of the 16th ICMI study and active participant of ICMEs. Ali is also the representative and
organiser of the International Mathematics Tournament of Towns Competitions in Iran.