Muscat, The International Conference on Trends
in Innovative Mathematics Curriculum: Highlights on Early Mathematics
Education organized as part of Oman Mathematics Day commenced at
Sultan Qaboos University “SQU” under the patronage of Sayyid Dr.
Fahd bin Al Julanda al-Said, Assistant Secretary General at The
Research Council (TRC) for Innovation Development.
Oman joined the International Mathematics Union (IMU) as an
Associate Member in August 2010. Dr. Mageda al-Hinai, Chairperson of
Oman Mathematics Committee said that the efforts of the Committee
over the past years have resulted in the creation of a comprehensive
and strong profile for mathematics activities in the Sultanate through
the formation and implementation of many events in various parts of
the country. The annual conference that coincides with Oman
Mathematics Day is one such event. Because of these efforts,
International Mathematics Union (IMU) revised the status of the
Sultanate’s participation in the Union from Associated Member since
2010 to a permanent member in August 2018. The Permanent Member
status allows the Sultanate a wider scope for cooperation in the Union
and voting rights on important decisions at the General Assembly
meetings of the IMU, she said.
In the opening ceremony of the conference, Dr. Mohammed bin
Said al-Ghafri, Chair of the Conference Organizing Committee said that
the three-day conference includes 30 research papers (23 lectures and
7 workshops) by participants from Oman and abroad. Dr. Mehiddin Al
Bali spoke about Sultanate becoming a permanent member of IMU and
the privileges associated with it. Dr. Naser al-Taie from the Royal Opera
House Muscat gave a short lecture on Mathematical Harmonies in
The conference features eight keynote speakers from Oman and
aborad. In the morning session, Prof. Anthony Kelly from the USA
delivered a talk on different models in mathematical assessment in
education. The second plenary talk by Prof. Salman Usiskin focused
on assessing students in mathematics.
Source: Oman News Agency