M’sia to host math olympiad
MALAYSIA will host next year’s Asia International Mathematical Olympiad Final (AIMO), scheduled to be held in Kuala Lumpur on Aug 4.
Organised by the AIMO Union, Singapore Math Olympiad (SMO) Education Group and Academy TeamMathics, the event is a platform for students to improve critical thinking skills and exchange knowledge, and to promote educational and cultural development.
The competition is open to contestants aged between nine and 19 who have won Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards (Individual Category) at the Singapore and Asian Schools Math Olympiad (SASMO).
Thirteen countries are expected to participate next year. They are Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Kazakhstan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, Macau, South Korea, Bulgaria and Myanmar.
“In the finals, the contestants will be given two hours to answer 30 Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) questions,” said TeamMathics director and Singapore Maths Olympiad project director K. J. Heng.
“We use maths every day, from calculating a bill to estimating time. Plus, HOTS is in line with Malaysia’s education blueprint and hones problem-solving abilities,” Heng added, emphasising the importance of the competition.
The announcement on Malaysia playing host in 2017 was made during the TeamMathics 2016 Year-end Achievers Award Ceremony, held recently at Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus.
At this year’s AIMO finals, held in Hong Kong from Aug 2 to 6, Malaysia beat over 1,000 participants to bag one gold, three silver and 18 bronze medals. It also received five Merit Awards.原文地址：http://www.thestar.com.my/news/education/2016/12/11/msia-to-host-math-olympiad/