Cédric Villani (**Field Medal 2010**) the French mathematician becomes a ** deputé** (equivalent to Member of Parliament) in President Emmanuel Macron’s new party “En Marche” consisting of 90% non politicians.

His new revolution in French Primary School Math Education is introducing “**Singapore Math**” : the 1960s Chinese Secondary School One Math (算术 Arithmetic) modified by the ex-Nantah (南大, now Nanyang Technological University) Prof Lee Peng Yee (李秉彝) with the **Polya** Problem Solving Method aided by visual **Model** diagrams.

France excels in Abstract (aka New / Modern / Bourbaki) Math but poor in Applied Math, while Asian countries (China, Singapore, Korea, Japan etc) are opposite. This demonstrates clearly in the Asian 15-year-old students scoring Top PISA Math Tests & **Math Olympiad** Championships (even in the USA teams), while the French young Mathematicians (< 40 years old) take 1/3 of the world’s **Field Medals – ***“the Nobel Prize of Math”.*

It is ideal to combine the Asian (applied) Math pedagogy for Primary school (from 7 to 13 years old) math and the French (abstract) Math (eg. Set, Group, Ring, Field, Vector Space, epsilon-delta Analysis…) in high-school math (from 15 to 18 years old).

The wise Cédric Villani is just doing this

for French Primary School Math Education .Ideal Combination of “East and West”

Note: In the video (12:12 mins) Villani described his “**Eureka discovery”** inspiration at 4 am in Princeton Institute of Advanced Math. The same experience found by many mathematicians eg. Poincaré, Zhang Yitang, etc. Read Villani’s book where he called this “Strange Head Voice” (*definitely not hallucination!!*) experience as “**The direct phone call from God **“.