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Hard problems : the road to the world's toughest math contest

Author: George Paul CsicserySkip SweeneyTodd BoekelheideJoseph GalliganMathematical Association of America.All authors
Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : Mathematical Association of America, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Deluxe edView all editions and formats
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"About the extraordinarily gifted students who represented the United States in 2006 at the world's toughest math competition: the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO). It is the story of six American high school students who competed with 500 others from 90 countries in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The film shows the dedication and perseverance of these remarkably talented students, the rigorous preparation they  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: George Paul Csicsery; Skip Sweeney; Todd Boekelheide; Joseph Galligan; Mathematical Association of America.; Zala Films (Firm)
ISBN: 0883859025 9780883859025
OCLC Number: 219722356
Notes: Edition from container.
Disc includes the feature film (82 min.), a classroom version (45 min.), and 52 min. of bonus features.
"Based on an idea by Joseph Galligan."
Bonus features: Mathematicians in finance; Families and schooling; Girls and the IMO; History of the IMO; USA and IMO Olympiads 2006-2007 problems and answers (pdf).
Credits: Cinematography, Skip Sweeney, András Tóth-Szöllos, and Lance Douglas ; editor, Tal Skloot ; music, Todd Boekelheide and Alex Lu.
Description: 1 videodisc (82 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Responsibility: produced and directed by George Paul Csicsery ; a production of Zala Films.

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"About the extraordinarily gifted students who represented the United States in 2006 at the world's toughest math competition: the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO). It is the story of six American high school students who competed with 500 others from 90 countries in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The film shows the dedication and perseverance of these remarkably talented students, the rigorous preparation they undertake, and the joy they get out of solving challenging problems. It captures the spirit that infuses the mathematical quest at the highest level"--Container.

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