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The Hellenic Mathematical Society (EME), aiming at upgrading mathematical education and ensuring equal learning opportunities and free access to mathematical knowledge, will implement, during the school year 2012-2013 a programme of free distribution of its publications to over 3,000 primary and high-school pupils studying at remote schools in the Greek periphery.
This programme will be exclusively financed by the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation that assists the Hellenic Mathematical Society’s work for second consecutive year, as part of its broader initiatives for the support of scientific and educational institutions who further education, research and progress of our country’s youth.
With the beginning of the new school year, 3,000 issues of the publications entitled ‘Euclid A’ (for high-school students), ‘Euclid B (for lyceum students) and ‘Little Euclid’ (for primary school students) will be dispatched to 10 of the 35 branches of the Hellenic Mathematical Society, located in the Prefectures of: Dodecanese, Lesvos, Chios, Grevena, Ioannina, Arta, Ileia, Kilkis and Rodopi. The math school teachers who staff these branches will assist this venture by undertaking the promotion of the journals to the remote schools of the aforementioned prefectures. These journals include exercises relevant to the curriculum of the school class, the curriculum of the student math competitions, as well as general articles on modern developments in the teaching of mathematics, pedagogical and psychological issues.
At the same time, the Hellenic Mathematical Society, with the support of the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation, will distribute teaching material to the primary and high-school students who will stand out at the Panhellenic Student Competitions of the Society for the school year 2012-2013, aiming at better preparing their participation in the International and Balkan Student Olympiads that will take place in 2013. Every year, the Greek pupils and students who participate in international competitions receive significant and important distinctions, such as the gold medal won for the first time by a Greek student during the 52nd International Mathematical Olympiad in Amsterdam, in June 2011, the two gold medals won by the Greek lyceum students delegation in the Balkan Mathematical Olympiad in Antalya, Turkey, in May 2012, as well as the two gold medals won by Greek university students in the 6th Mathematical Olympiad for Students of Universities of Southeastern Europe in March 2012, in Bulgaria.