HCMC chooses excelent students for World Mathematical Olympiad

In a bid to enhance teaching and learning connecting with life among students, the Department of Education and Training in Ho Chi Minh City in coordination with EMG Education- an official representative group of World Mathematical Olympiad (WMO) in Vietnam to organize the second Mathematic contest.

Winners of the first contest (Photo: SGGP)

Through the contest, good students will be selected to partake in the World Mathematical Olympiad  which will take place in August, 2017 in China.

This year, the contest will be open to fifth and sixth graders for the group A and seventh, eighth students will sit for the contest in the group B.

Candidates can register from February 13 to March 3, 2017. Primary schools and junior high schools managers should send its lists of good students to departments of education and training in districts and the names of them will be on the Department of Education and Training’s website.

Candidates will sit for two tests; one in Vietnamese and one in English each lasting from 60-90 minutes. Students will be tested mathematical logic abilities and in practice. Winners will be presented certificates of merit and awards.

Winners who voluntarily take part in the World Mathematics Olympiad will be trained and take tests again while others will be selected as substitutes

The World Mathematics Olympiad for students from 8 – 13 years old was first held in 2010. Annually, it attracts thousands of students from Korea, China, Thailand, Canada and the US.

Last year, Vietnam took part in the contest and  won two bronze medals and both winners are students of Tran Dai Nghia School for the gifted students.

By Linh Chuyen – translated by Uyen Phuong

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