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MCG - International Group for Mathematical Creativity and Giftedness


The International Group for Mathematical Creativity and Giftedness (MCG) was officially established at their sixth international conference on August 4, 2010. However, the group history started in 1999 when Hartwig Meissner organized an International Conference on Creativity and Mathematics Education in Muenster, Germany. About 80 participants from more than 20 countries participated. For more details and the Conference Proceedings click on Muenster Conference:


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.



The aims of the group are to:

  • encourage research concerning the discovery, nurture and support of mathematical creativity, giftedness, talent and promise for all students, 

  • support investigation and dissemination of information on the role of teacher knowledge and education, educational systems, and cultural aspects related to the development of mathematical creativity and promise,

  • stimulate national and international activities to further the aims of the Group,

  • cooperate with national and international associations with similar aims,

  • organize international conferences and  stimulate discourse between mathematicians, psychologists, educators, researchers, curricular designers and sociologists,

  • stimulate and support members of the Group to participate actively at conferences or projects or other activities that further the aims of the Group

  • further scientific publications and encourage the development of websites,

  • assist educators and inform policy-makers.

Organization of the Group

The Group has the following organs:

  • General Membership Meeting (GMM)

  • Board of Officers: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer

  • International Committee (IC) (12 members)


Membership is open to persons involved in active research in furtherance of the Group's aims, or who are professionally interested in the results of such research. For more details see the website of the Group.