International Group for Mathematical Creativity and Giftedness

Dear colleagues and friends from all over the world,

In these difficult times, the officers of MCG wish you all the best.

The situation in our countries and families is very different, but it requires much resilience from all of us, both personally and professionally. Despite many restrictions that caution our life, including travel capacity, there are positive signs as well. After postponing for a year, we are on track to hold our twelfth international conference in Las Vegas in September 2022. We applaud the determination and hard work of the local chair, Bill Speer, and the 2022 MCG program committee to make it a successful event. Already there is an exciting line-up of keynote speakers, and we are looking forward to an outstanding program. Please consider submitting a proposal to speak by the February 15 deadline through the conference page on our website. Register for the conference by the early registration deadline of May 6 for great rates, and reserve your suite at the hotel early for the best selection of rooms.

We were able to 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 Milos Savic, who has been editor of the newsletter since 2017. Congratulations to Scott Chamberlin who will take over as editor with the upcoming spring edition. Contact him at Scott@uwyo.edu if you are interested in writing an article. In addition, Elisabet Mellroth and Milos Savic have started a blog that we hope you will add to.

This is how we stay connected with each other through our common work despite the distance! Also, we believe that our community will come become stronger as we go through this challenging situation.

All our thoughts are with those affected by this pandemic while wishing everyone that you and your families stay safe. We wish you perseverance and that all of you can keep an optimistic perspective on the future.


Marianne Nolte Viktor Freiman Attila Szabo Ralf Benölken

President President-elect Secretary Treasurer

For the best rates, register soon for the conference. Regular registration ends August 31, 2022.

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

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 and the realization of mathematical promise and mathematical giftedness.

MISSION

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:

    • mathematical creativity for all students, from all backgrounds, and of all ages,

    • mathematical creativity, aptitude, and achievement,

    • mathematical giftedness, talent and promise,

    • mathematical creativity for individuals or teams, inside or outside the classroom,

    • mathematics competitions.

MCG Establishing Document

MCG constitution

Additions to the MCC constitution

MCG 12

Our next conference will be held in Las Vegas, USA:

MCG 12 (Mathematical Creativity and Giftedness Conference)

September 25-28, 2022

Alexis Park All Suite Resort and Conference Center, Las Vegas, NV, USA

Contact william.speer@unlv.edu

For further events please see our newsletter.

JOIN THE GROUP

CLICK HERE to submit Membership Application Form

AFFILIATIONS

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

see details at: http://www.mathunion.org/icmi/icmi/affiliate-organizations/study-groups/