## mathematics education

This inspiring conference featured speakers from Africa, the US, the Caribbean and the UK. Here are some highlights.

Are you an emerging engineer, mathematician or scientist who doesn't have the support of a school, university, or other research organisation? Then the Spirit of Ramanujan project might be able to help.

Nearly 18 million students took part in Brazil's maths olympiad for schools!

Georgian school maths: bushels of corn, kilderkins of beer and feeding soldiers. All without algebra!

This year's PISA results have caused predictable headlines, but do the statistics add up?

Rollercoasters, the London Eye, planes, bikewheels and boomerangs - no it's not our plans for the summer holidays, it's just a normal afternoon at a Maths Inspiration gig.

Learning mathematics involves a progression to higher and higher concepts, building on the foundations of what we have already learnt. But Andrew Irving and Ebrahim Patel explain that no matter how high your mathematical knowledge reaches you must never lose sight of your foundations, no matter how basic they may seem.

This month 70 teenage girls from nineteen countries including Bulgaria, Saudi Arabia and Finland came to the University of Cambridge to participate in the inaugural European Girls' Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO).