International Group for Mathematical Creativity and Giftedness

Dear colleagues and friends from all over the world,


Our Team the officers of MCG wishes you all the best in 2024!

This year will be full of great events. We begin with the 13th conference, which will take place on Februaray, 20-23, 2024 at Central University of Technology-Free State, South Africa. The LOC and the program committee worked hard to make it a successful event with an exciting line-up of keynote speakers and an outstanding program. Special thanks to Gerhard Beukes, chair of the LOC, Linda Sheffield, chair of the IPC, and Michael Mholo, proceedings editor.  Please, take a look at the conference website to learn about the program and other activities. 

We already beging preparing our next, 14th conference joined with the ECHA conference. Here is the first information from Elisabet Mellroth: 

Gifted education: Inclusion and sustainability:

4th thematic European Council for High Ability (ECHA) conference on inclusion and sustainability

The 14th International group for Mathematical Creativity and Giftedness conference

Dates are 16 - 18 June, 2025 

Place: Karlstad, Sweden

For more information : Go to the conference site igMCG14

We will continue production of new issues of our newsletter that provide interesting examples of how to stimulate creativity and talents in our students. Thanks to everyone who has written articles for the newsletter, and especially to Scott Chamberlin who is a current editor and to Chriss Weiss for preparation of two 2023 issues.  The next, 2024 Spring issue is now published. Contact  Scott [at] if you are interested in writing an article. In addition,Elisabet.mellroth[at]  continues looking after our blog that we invite you to add your post to.

Please, consider joining the Group and taking part in our activities

Viktor Freiman          Marianne Nolte        Attila Szabo       Ralf Benölken

President                   Past President        Secretary            Treasurer

Sad news: 

It is with sadness that we have learned about our colleague and friend Agnis Andžāns professor of the University of Latvia, passing away on March 3, 2024. 

His contribution to the field of mathematical giftedness is well recognized in Latvia and internationally. He also played a key role to the MCG growth by organizing two conferences in Riga, in 2002 and 2010. His devotion and kindness will be kept in our memories. 

For further events please see our newsletter.


Mathematical Creativity and Giftedness  (MCG) is an exciting topic that was overlooked in school education and in the educational research for a long time.

The International Group for MCG brings together mathematics educators, mathematicians, researchers,  and others who are inspired to nurture and support  the development of mathematical creativity in all and the realization of mathematical promise and mathematical giftedness.


 The purpose of the group is to bring together mathematics educators, mathematicians, researchers, and others who are interested in nurturing and supporting the development of mathematical creativity and the realization of mathematical promise and mathematical giftedness, promoting the improvement of teaching and learning mathematics, and widening students’ abilities to apply mathematical knowledge in innovative and creative ways. The work of the Group will concentrate on distinct but interrelated domains such as:

MCG constitution


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MCG (International Group for Mathematical Creativity and Giftedness) is affiliated with ICMI (the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction)

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