We are happy to announce the forthcoming international mathematical olympiad «Formulo de Integreco» / «The Third Millennium».
Middle/high school students (11-year old and above) are invited to participate. The Olympiad includes two rounds. The first round, by correspondence, will take place from the 1st till 21st of October 2013. The problems will be published on October 1st on our website; they are to be solved within 3 weeks. There will be 7 sets of problems for 7 school grades respectively. The second round, real-time, will be organized simultaneously at multiple sites in various countries on a certain date in January 2014 (to be confirmed).
Everybody is invited to take part in the first round and the winners will be invited to the second round. 14 to 17–year old students showing best results in the second round will be invited to the international mathematical camp «Formulo de Integreco».
Information for individual participants
The participants are supposed to be school students of grades equivalent to Russian grades 5–11. Those from countries with a distinct system of grades will be able to choose their sets of problems according to a table of matching grades to be published along with the problems. In countries with very different mathematical curriculum this can be treated differently (based on an agreement with the organizers). Solutions should be written in Russian, English, Spanish, or Esperanto and submitted via e‑mail in one of the standard formats (doc, txt, odt) or as scanned hand-written documents.
The problems, e‑mail address for submitting solutions, and detailed instructions will be published on October 1 in Russian, English and Spanish.
If your teacher (or a local coordinator) coordinates your participation in the Olympiad, please follow the instructions received from them.
Information for teachers and local coordinators
We would be grateful for any help in coordinating the Olympiad locally thus contributing to our common goal of rising school student interest in mathematics. You may organize participation of students from a class, a school, or an entire town or city. However, it is important that students participate voluntarily and work individually.
After collecting written or typed solutions from the participants you can send them to us not later than on October 22. You will be informed about the results at a later time (depending on the number of participants).
However, instead of this, you could evaluate the solutions yourself. If you choose this option, you will receive correct solutions and criteria for evaluation from us between October 23 and 27. In this case you will send us only submissions from the participants with the best scores on our request.
If you evaluate the solutions yourself, you will need to send us the list of participants by October 22 and the results of evaluation by November 10 (unless we agree upon a different timeline).
Although it is not necessary to inform us about participation of your group in advance, it will be helpful if you do so by contacting us via e‑mail [email protected]imi.ras.ru. Please provide the following information in your message:
- The name and the type of the group of participants (a class, a school, a city or a country);
- Estimate the number of participants in this group;
- Indicate whether you will evaluate the solutions yourself.
If you are ready to coordinate the Olympiad and perform the evaluation in a big community such as a city, a region or a country, we will appreciate if you can contact us before the beginning of the Olympiad.
Usage of other languages
If you are able to evaluate the solutions by yourself (or with the help of other local coordinators), you can also translate the problems and offer them to students in a language other than Russian, English, or Spanish. We will contact you if we need your help translating the solutions.
Thank You very much for your participation!