For over a hundred years, an exceptional program in Hungary has developed innumerable great mathematicians, engineers, and scientists. For over fifteen years now, Mr. Tivadar Divéki, who participated in it as a student in Hungary, has run a similar endeavor on the internet, on a purely non-profit basis, in the U.S. The focus of this latter program, the Paul Erdős International Math Challenge, (known as Abacus before 2015) has been at the elementary and middle school level. The senior trustees can personally attest to its efficacy in inculcating a love of mathematical thinking - their children participated in it, and benefited immensely. As its inaugural project, the trust is rolling out this program in India.
Students (age 9 - 14): Participate Free! Please go to the main site to participate. Solutions are accepted from September 2017 through April 2018. Participation is free. SKET is sponsoring the program for Indian students. Teachers, Math Majors: SKET seeks graders! The program regularly seeks graders for the program, who will be paid a fair honorarium. We are now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 season. Please see details. Successful Launch in 2015! SKET was lucky to find excellent graders and generous advisors, and successfully launched the Paul Erdős challenge in 2015. Read more! The Hungarian Tradition. We have included more information about the Hungarian tradition here. A Parent's Experience. One of the trustees has written up his personal experience with this program.