We are IHCMI (International Hope Cup Mathematics Invitational), a non-profit organization based in Canada. We are a mathematical thinking education research organization, our history stems from the Hope Cup, which was founded in 1990. We believe that mathematics is the most difficult but most important subject to learn well in primary and secondary schools. The reason why mathematics is difficult to learn is that mathematics is abstract. It is concepts created by human intelligence abstracted from nature. What mathematics cultivates is by no means computing skills, but to train scientific thinking methods and problem-solving abilities through the study and application of complex mathematical concepts. In the future, students may forget the mathematics knowledge they have learned, but the way of thinking that has been formed and the ability to solve problems acquired from mathematics training will accompany them throughout their lives and become the most important help in their lives. We are willing to work hard to cultivate children's ability, and we are also willing to work with mathematics teachers and educators from all over the world to develop together for this goal.
The Hope Cup was founded in China in 1990. It is aimed at most students in primary and secondary schools, focusing on the basic knowledge of mathematics, and is committed to guiding students to learn the most important content of school mathematics courses. Hope Cup’s proposition has always been to believe that a good competition problem should be artful but not abstruse. Over the past 30 years, more than 20 million students have participated in this competition. It is one of the most influential mathematics competitions with the largest number of participants in China. The Hope Cup began to promote international development as early as 1997. In 1997, the Japanese organization participated in the Hope Cup. In 2010, Hope Cup and WMTC of the United States jointly established the World Mathematics Team Championship. As of 2022, 13 sessions have been organized, attracting primary and secondary school students from more than fifteen countries to participate. In 2019, the Hope Cup entered the field of vision of Brazilian students. The Olimpiada Internacional de Matematica e do Conhecimento was jointly organized with Brazil's Instituto Alpha Lumen. More than 7,000 students from all 26 states of Brazil participated in the first session, and students from some Portuguese-speaking African countries, such as Angola, Mozambique, and Guinea also participated. Hope Cup has brought new hope for students in these countries to learn mathematics well.
In order to better help elementary and middle school students around the world learn mathematics well and let them understand that mathematics is fun and mathematics is alive, the non-profit organization International Hope Cup Mathematics Invitational was established in Canada in 2022. Our mission is to present more interesting mathematics to elementary and secondary school students around the world, so that more children are not afraid of mathematics but like mathematics, fall in love with mathematics, and make friends with mathematics, so that scientific thinking methods and problem-solving abilities become the most useful tools in their life.
Here we sincerely invite you to lead your students to participate in the International Hope Cup Mathematics Invitational! At the same time, we are looking for collaborators from all over the world. If you share the same philosophy and dream with us, and your organization has enough influence in the local area, you are welcome to contact us.
Our Mission 1） To foster young people’s interest in mathematics, help them understand mathematics more thoroughly, and expand their critical thinking abilities. 2） To help young people build confidence in learning mathematics and encourage them to take on challenges. 3） Help young people develop team spirit and learn teamwork and cooperation from an early age. 4） To establish a platform for global mathematics educators to communicate and to elevate the current level of mathematics education.