A special issue of

*The De Morgan Journal*(vol. 2 no. 2) is devoted to discussion of specialist mathematics schools in various countries across the world.- A. D. Gardiner, Introduction, pp. 1-4.
- M. Lemme, Utter elitism: French mathematics and the system of classes prépas, pp. 5-22.
- A. V. Borovik, “Free Maths Schools”: some international parallels, pp. 23-35.
- D. Yumashev, ZFTSh: A specialist correspondence school, pp. 37-41.
- P. Tanovic, Matematicka Gimnazija, pp. 43-46.
- P. Juhász, Hungary: Search for mathematical talent, pp. 47-52.
- F. Truong and G. Truc, ‘Studying in a
*prépa*as surviving in hell’: untold episodes from a mythical media tale, pp. 53-61. - D. Pierce, St. John’s College, pp.63-73.
- A. V . Borovik and A. D. Gardiner, Mathematical abilities and mathematical skills, pp. 75-86.
- … more papers are in the pipiline, including a paper on the specialist mathematics classes in the Fazekas Mihály School in Budapest.

Comments are welcome (just click on “Leave a reply” below). Actually, every post in this Blog is open to comments. We welcome testimonies about other schools (the Computer Science High School “Tudor Vianu” in Bucharest, for example).

School, just like any other system for learning, only works well for a minority of students. Kids who already specialized are a minority for whom (specialist) schools work well.

hi there, can i ask a topic for Mathematical Investigatory Project? thanks!

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