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Issue 16 - Dec 2005

The Maths Olympics

Maths Olympics This year the smartest of Canada 's high school mathematics students were training hard at the University of Calgary' preparing for the 46th International Mathematical Olympiad ( IMO ), held in Merida , Mexico.

The six strong Canadian team was selected from over 200,000 students. There were nearly 500 of the world's best math students from more than 80 countries competing in the event. The two exams that make up the competition are held over two days. Each exam consists of three questions and has a time limit of four-and-a-half hours.

Last year's Canadian team did extremely well. winning one Gold Medal, three Bronze Medals and two Honorable Mentions at the 45th International Mathematical Olympiad in Athens, Greece. Jacob Tsimerman from Toronto was one of only four "2004 world champions" who achieved a perfect score in the contest.

In this years competition, Canadian high school students won one Gold Medal, two silver, and two Bronze Medals.

Next year's competition will be held in Slovenia. For further information check the event's website.

Source:

The Canadian Mathematics Society website.

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