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Competitions for Young Mathematicians

Perspectives from Five Continents

  • Alexander Soifer

Part of the ICME-13 Monographs book series (ICME13Mo)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Goals of Mathematics Instruction

  3. Geometry for Competitions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Francisco Bellot-Rosado
      Pages 27-53
  4. Combinatorics for Competitions

  5. Role of Competitions in the Classroom

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Ingrid Semanišinová, Matúš Harminc, Martina Jesenská
      Pages 171-185
  6. Original Competitions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Nikolay Konstantinov, Sergey Dorichenko
      Pages 205-241
  7. Thoughts About Competitions’ Present and Future

  8. A Bridge Between Competitions and ‘Real’ Mathematics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 327-327

About this book


This book gathers the best presentations from the Topic Study Group 30: Mathematics Competitions at ICME-13 in Hamburg, and some from related groups, focusing on the field of working with gifted students. Each of the chapters includes not only original ideas, but also original mathematical problems and their solutions. The book is a valuable resource for researchers in mathematics education, secondary and college mathematics teachers around the globe as well as their gifted students.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Alexander Soifer
    • 1
  1. 1.Osborne Center for Science & EngineeringUniversity of Colorado, Colorado SpringsColorado SpringsUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Competitions for Young Mathematicians
  • Book Subtitle Perspectives from Five Continents
  • Editors Alexander Soifer
  • Series Title ICME-13 Monographs
  • Series Abbreviated Title ICME-13 Monographs
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-56584-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-85950-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-56585-9
  • Series ISSN 2520-8322
  • Series E-ISSN 2520-8330
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 386
  • Number of Illustrations 133 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Mathematics Education
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


“Competitions for Young Mathematicians is a collection of 14 essays loosely organized into eight broad categories. … I would recommend this book for persons with an interest in problem solving and as a great source of problems for advanced students.” (Richard J. Wilders, MAA Reviews, November, 2017)