VI Congress of the World Federation of National Mathematics Competitions,
Riga, Latvia, July 26-30, 2010


1000 - 1100 Grand Opening of the Congress
1100 - 1200 Address by WFNMC President Maria Falk de Losada (Colombia)
Expanding the horizons of challenging mathematics: students, teachers and schools
1210 - 1410 Section 3A: Competitions around the World
Ali Rejali (Iran): Statistics Competitions in Iran
Husain Al Attas and Khaled M. Furati (Saudi Arabia): KFUPM Math Olympiad in Saudi Arabia: Impact and Challenges
Nazar Agakhanov and Daud Mamiy (Russia): South Mathematical Tournament
Mohammad Hossein Pourkazemi (Iran): The Iranian International Scientific Mathematics Olympiad
1210 - 1410 Section 3B: Competitions around the World
Kevin McAvaney (Australia): Australian Intermediate Mathematics Olympiad
Benjamin A. Burton (Australia): A report on the 2010 Informatics Olympiad workshop
Alexander Domoshnitsky, Vadim Bugaenko and Roman Yavich (Israel): International Internet Mathematical Competitions for University Students
Vadim Bugaenko (Israel): Problem selection for the International Mathematics Internet Olympiad
1410-1510 Lunch
1515 - 1615 Plenary I: Andris Ambainis (Latvia)
Some Olympiad Problems in Combinatorics and their Generalizations
1630 - 1815 Workshop A: Howard Groves, Dean Bunnell, James, Welham and David Crawford (UK): Turning Routine Problems into Interesting Problems.
1630 - 1815 Workshop B: Kevin McAvaney (Australia): Challenge Problems for Middle School
1830 Dinner


1000 - 1130 Section 2A: Creating Problems and Problem Solving
Francisco Bellot-Rosado (Spain): Some Problems from Training of a Junior Olympiad
Benjamin A. Burton (Australia): Problem setting in mathematics and informatics: Weaving proof into Programming
Robert Geretschläger (Austria); Folding Questions – A Paper about Problems about Paper
1000 - 1130 Section 2B: Creating Problems and Problem Solving
Kiril Bankov (Bulgaria): Partition of a Polygon into Triangles
Iliana Tsvetkova (Bulgaria): Applications of Semi-Invariants in Solving Math Competition Problems
Romualdas Kašuba (Lithuania): Adaptation of Problems and Solutions
1145 - 1345 Section 1: Building Bridges between Research and Competitions Problems
Borislav Lazarov (Bulgaria): Monster Problems Design and Sense-of-Mathematics Building
Nevena Koleva & Jordan Tabov (Bulgaria): On the Fermat Problem
Georges Lion (France) and Maurice Starck (New Caledonia): Discrete groups of isometries of the plane
Andrejs Cibulis (Latvia): Some Bridges among Contest, Research and Unsolved Problems
1400 - 1500 Lunch
1515 - 1615 Plenary II: Alexander Soifer (USA)
Between the Line and the Plane:
Chromatic Étude in 6 Movements
1630 - 1815 Workshop C: Romualdas Kašuba (Lithuania): Converting Problem to an Art Event and Vice Versa
1630 - 1815 Workshop D: Vincent J. Matsko (USA): Grammars, Regular Expressions, and Finite-State Automata
1830 Dinner


Excursion Day


1000 - 1130 Section 4A: Work with Students and Teachers
Ildar S. Safuanov and Valery A. Gusev (Russia): Fostering thinking abilities of pupils for mathematical competitions
Jaroslav Švrcek and Josef Molnár (Czech Republic): Support of the work with mathematically gifted pupils in the Czech Republic using of grants of European Social Funds
Vincent J. Matsko (USA): Having Students Write Original Problems
1000 - 1130 Section 4B: Work with Students and Teachers
David Kennedy (Australia): Preparing Upper Primary and Lower Secondary students for Mathematical Problem Solving Competitions.
Maksim Ivanov (Estonia): Number 2010 theory problems for 6-8 grade students
Cheng Chun Chor-Litwin (Hong Kong): Solving the problem of number of zero in the expansion of n!
1145 - 1315 Section 4A: Work with Students and Teachers
Oleksiy Yevdokimov (Australia): Links between problems and their role in students’ preparation to mathematical contests
Sergey Dorichenko (Russia): Math classes in Moscow schools no.57 and 179
Nikolay Konstantinov (Russia): Math classes in Russia
1145 - 1315 Section 4B: Work with Students and Teachers
Quan K. Lam and Zhou Guozhen (China): The state of national math competitions in China - the country that produced the most number of gold medal winners in IMO - and the future of international math competitions.
Luis Gómez Sánchez A. (Venezuela): Another perspective on a famous problem IMO 1988: the equation (x2+y2)/(xy+1)=n2
Petar S. Kenderov (Bulgaria): Higher Ability Students and Inquiry Based Learning in Bulgaria – the role of European Projects InnoMathEd and Fibonacci
1330 - 1415 Talk & Discussion: Sergey Dorichenko (Russia):
Selected Problems from the Tournament of Towns
1420 - 1520 Lunch
1530 - 1630 Plenary III: Matti Lehtinen (Finland)
Eyewitnessing the IMO - Decades of Stability and Change
1645 - 1800 Talk & Discussion: Peter Taylor (Australia):
1630 - 1815 ICMI Study 16 - The Aftermath
1830 Dinner


1000 - 1200 General Meeting
1215 - 1315 Plenary IV: Andris Buikis (Latvia)
The Application of Mathematics as the Source of New Ideas
1330 - 1430 The Problem Hour
1430 - 1530 Lunch
1530 - 1630 Closing of the Congress
Free Time
1900 Dinner