5 Students Qualify for Int’l Math Tournament in Hong Kong

5 Students Qualify for Int’l Math Tournament in Hong Kong

Five students from the School of Basic Education qualified for an international mathematics tournament in Hong Kong on July 23 to August 1.

All five are now official members of the Philippine team competing in the Search for the Asian Math Wizard in two categories: elementary and high school. Four are from the Elementary Department: third graders Francis Roy Albina, Jose Miguel C. Antonio I and Jose Marco C. Antonio II, and fifth grader Micah Edem; and one is in third year high school: Anchelle Grace Ho.

They were first selected from the Mathematics Training Guild (MTG) provincial screening which took place for months until February this year. During the provincial screening, they were among the top five in their respective year levels. A month after, they underwent further screening under the Young Mathematicians In-House Intensive Training Program emerged in the top 15 per cent. Their performance entitled them for higher competency training for a month at the Philippine Institute of Quezon City which determined the final composition of the Philippine delegation.

Albina, Antonio I, Antonio II and Edem will compete in Hong Kong on July 23 to 27, while Ho, on July 30 to August 1.

Silliman has been sending students to international math competitions, including the China Primary School Math Olympiad in Beijing.

The Mathematics Trainers’ Guild, Philippines (MTG) is a non-stock, non-profit organization of mathematics teachers committed to develop and promote excellence in mathematics education and training in the Philippines.