Announce­ment of the Olympiad

Dear friends!

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 fdi@​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!