Life and career[edit | edit source]
Abdelrahman is originally from Egypt, where her father was an engineer and her mother was a banker. She came to Norway with her husband, a Sudanese immigrant to Norway, in 2002.
She has a master's degree in mathematics education,
Contributions[edit | edit source]
Abdelrahman's school has many immigrant students of varying backgrounds. Abdelrahman provides them with mathematical games, puzzles, and videos as well as the more traditional coursework of mathematics. She takes the point of view that with individual attention all her students should be able to learn mathematics,
and that all should be equally challenged.
Abdelrahman is the author of a Norwegian-language book, Mattehjelperen - Leksehjelp for foreldre og elever på ungdomsskolen, aimed at getting parents to help students with mathematics,
and the founder of an online web site for assisting students with mathematics.
She is also a member of a national committee to investigate the effects of gender differences on school outcomes.
Prize[edit | edit source]
The Holmboe Prize, which Abdelrahman won in 2017,
is an annual award for the top mathematics teachers at the primary and secondary school level in Norway, given by the Norwegian Mathematics Council. It is presented in conjunction with the Abel Prize, whose 2017 winner was Yves Meyer.
It offers a prize of 100,000 Norwegian krone to be split between its winner and the winner's school.
References[edit | edit source]
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