‘Vi-Olympic’ Internet-based Maths Contest launched

The Ministry of Education and Training and FPT Senior High School, on September 27 launched a Maths Contest via Internet called ‘Vi-Olympic’ and introduced a program on Maths in English.

Nguyen Vinh Hien, Deputy Minister of Education and Training, said the Maths program in English is designed to help students with IT skills to access various forms of Mathematical problems in international contests.

‘Vi-Olympic’ is to help pupils get accustomed to the Internet and encourage them to learn mathematics better while creating a friendly learning environment for them. Maths in English program includes ten rounds designed as per international courses with adequate knowledge for primary and junior high school students.

The contest includes eight creative flash games and various forms of puzzles to help students review their knowledge in class as well as motivate them to solve mathematical problems. After the final entry winning rounds to be held in schools, districts, provinces and cities, students from all corners of the country will enter the national level contest.

The national level contest is expected to be held on April 25, 2014 for fifth, ninth and twelfth grade students. The Ministry will set up a scientific council to design the examination questions.

By Phan Thao – Translated by Uyen Phuong

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