NCM news 2010: July

Results from The 51st international mathematical olympiad, July 2-14, Astana, Kazakhstan
http://www.imo2010org.kz

Country results ...
http://www.imo-official.org/year_country_r.aspx?year=2010&column=total&o...

Individual resultats ...
http://www.imo-official.org/year_individual_r.aspx?year=2010&column=tota...

Govt only bringing in core curriculum
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/6156631.cms

Play with numbers, be a statistician
http://www.hindu.com/edu/2010/07/12/stories/2010071250750100.htm

Math whiz-kid wows all at international meet
http://www.hindu.com/2010/07/11/stories/2010071155000200.htm

Nyet to $1 million: Reclusive Russian genius rejects prize for solving mathematics problem ...

Read more and laudations from Andrew Wiles, Michael Atiyah, William Thurston, Simon Donaldson och Mikhail Gromov
http://www.claymath.org/

From earlier News:
Clay-institutets Millennium-pris to Perelman …
http://ncm.gu.se/node/4345

6 Millennium prize problems remain ...
http://ncm.gu.se/node/4386


Gender Gap Persists at Highest Levels of MST

A study that examined 30 years of standardized test data from the very highest-scoring seventh graders has found that performance differences between boys and girls have narrowed considerably, but boys still outnumber girls by more than about 3-to-1 at extremely high levels of math ability and scientific reasoning.

Gender Gap Persists at Highest Levels of Math and Science Testing, 30-Year Study Finds ...
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/07/100706113210.htm

Sex differences in the right tail of cognitive abilities: A 30 year examination ...
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01602896

The 51st international mathematical olympiad, July 2-14, Astana, Kazakhstan ...
http://www.imo2010org.kz/

ICWM 2010, International Conference of Women Mathematicians. University of Hyderabad, India, August 17-18 ...


The Royal Society’s State of the Nation report, Science and mathematics education, 5-14, is the third in a series to assess the current situation for science and mathematics education in the UK. The report looks specifically at the structure and function of science and mathematics education for 5 to 14-year-olds and highlights some serious areas of concern. The problems identified include a significant lack of specialist science and mathematics teachers in primary schools and an over-emphasis on ‘teaching to the test’.
To address these issues the report calls for:
* a major national drive to train, recruit and retain specialist science and mathematics teachers in primary schools
* continued support for subject-specific professional development of teachers
* a move away from ‘teaching to the test’
* an emphasis on practical work
* the abolition of Key Stage 2 mathematics testing
* triple science and maths teachers ...

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/triple-scienc...

'State of the nation' - science and mathematics education 5-14 ...
http://royalsociety.org/State-of-the-Nation-Science-and-Mathematics-Educ...

President to open Mathematics Congress
http://www.hindu.com/2010/07/06/stories/2010070659000400.htm
http://www.iitk.ac.in/icwm2010/

European and Chinese cognitive styles and their impact on teaching mathematics ...
http://books.google.com/books?id=DUOnPCDmSlsC&hl=sv&source=gbs_ViewAPI&p...

Mathematical formula predicts clear favourite for the FIFA World Cup tonight
http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/se/31612.html

What difficulties do pupils face in acquiring basic skills? How can we lower the school dropout rate? In order to respond to these questions, the ministers of the Member States of the European Union in charge of compulsory education are due to meet at a seminar being held in Brussels on 9 July.

http://www.eutrio.be/pressrelease/education-improving-basic-knowledge