HKICO 2020 (online competition)
Hong Kong International Computing Olympiad 2020 heats will be held on 16th August 10 am -11.30 am SLST (Sri Lanka time). The finals will be on 29/30th August. The competition will be conducted online, using test proctoring software.
Heat round question paper:- 20 MCQ’s (five options), duration 60 minutes
Grade 2 – 4 : Programming language Scratch
Grade 5, 6, 7 (Secondary 1): Programming language Blockly
Grade 8 – 13 (Senior Secondary): 1 out of 3 programming languages Jawa, C++, Python
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Requirements (to participate online):
Webcam and a computer with Wi-Fi service / data connectivity
A valid email address to receive emails
Dress code: Heat round – school uniform; Final round – OCEC T-Shirt
Students in all grades from primary 2 to secondary senior (local grades 2-13) can take part in the competition. There will be a separate question paper for each grade.
All registrants will be given the opportunity to participate in an online practice test to get familiar with the online examination system.
Last date for registration (extended) : 10am, 14th August 2020
HKIMO 2020 (online competition)
HKIMO 2020 will be conducted online, using online test proctoring / monitoring software (requirements to compete online same as above in HKICO).
The HKIMO heat round will be held on 15th August 10 am – 11.30 am SLST (Sri Lanka time) and the final will be held on 29th August 2020.
HKIMO final medal winners will qualify for WIMO to be held in January 2021.
Registration for HKIMO extended till 10am, 13th Aug 2020
EDS Meet a Mathematician Guest Series Session #3
Sad Merchant – Problem Solving Session
We believe that the series of discussions ( ” Mathematics ) that EDS has organized for the benefit of students is providing a great opportunity for them to get first-hand interaction with Mathematicians of repute.
It not only is an opportunity to learn the art of mathematics, but also an opportunity to get to know its impact and applications in different areas of learning.
A window to see what future holds for you, the aspiring mathematicians.
An opportunity to motivate and guide yourself …to mould your own career path.
To think differently.
To think out of the box.
It’s heartening to see the willingness of the mathematicians – the experts in the profession – to come forward – to share their experiences, to motivate; to guide the students.
Our last guest, Prof Gajath has shared with us his feedback and made a few suggestions for the benefit of students as follows.
….here are some excerpts – in own words of Prof Gajath:
“ They all want to know quick ways to become researchers ☺ .
One participant asked about practising Olympiad type problems and here is one good source:
https://bmos.ukmt.org.uk/home/bmo.shtml (*see below 1)
I am sure there are plenty more such problem banks online.
If students are interested in solving good problems not related to course work
they can look at Purdue’s Problem of the Week:
https://www.math.purdue.edu/pow/ (*see below 2)
Unfortunately, Purdue has stopped posting problems as of 2019, but the archive is still there
and it contains a lot of great problems.
I also maintain such a web site for the university I work:
Everybody is welcome to submit solutions. ”
Sri Lankan Mathematics Competition (SLMC)
Notification: Due to present uncertain situation, initiation of the application process for SLMC 2020 for IMO 2021 is kept on hold. Competition date in September is not yet finalized.
CUT OFF MARKS – SLMC 2019
Awards in SLMC 2019:
1. For each competition SLM8, SLMC 11 and SLMC 13; Gold, Silver, Bronze Medals and High Distinction and Distinction Certificates are awarded.
2. Also, in SLMC 8 Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards in grades lower than grade 8 are awarded and in SLMC 11 Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards in grades 9 and 10 awarded. Cut off marks for these awards are decided according to the marks distribution in each competition and in each grade.
3. Highest awards in each competition are the Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals and then the High Distinction, Distinction and Honorable Mention Certificates at the next level. Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards are awarded in each competition for younger contestants in SLMC 8 and SLMC 11 (these awards are certificates, not medals).
CLICK ON BELOW LINKS TO VIEW RESULTS, SELECTEES FOR NEXT STAGES & SLMC 2019 WINNERS:
- Marks of all contestants – SLMC 2019 >>>
- Selectees for Sri Lanka Mathematics Challenge Competition 2019/2020 [for Sri Lanka Mathematical Olympiad (SLMO) 2019/2020 & for International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) 2020 selections] >>>
- Selectees for Asian Pacific Mathematical Olympiad (APMO) 2020 >>>
- Medal Winners – SLMC 2019 >>>
- Special Award Certificate for Younger Contestants Winners: SLMC 11 – 2019 >>>
- Special Award Certificate for Younger Contestants Winners: SLMC 8 – 2019 >>>
Certificates for the above awards will be printed after March 15, 2020 for awarding at SLOMF Awards Ceremony 2019 scheduled to be held in April, 2020. So parents, teachers and others, please check the names of award winners, their school names and grades at the time of registration for SLMC 2019 and inform any corrections promptly (use the link below). After the certificates are printed corrections can not be done.
Fillout and submit to make error corrections (in name or other details) >>>
Sri Lankan Mathematics Challenge Competition (SLMCC)
The SLMCC 2020 for SLMO 2020 and IMO 2020 will be held on 3rd of July.
The selectees have been notified by email.
Dr. Udita Katugampola is an Applied Mathematician who graduated with both MS and PhD from SIU-Carbondale. He received his BS from mathematics & physics from University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. His main research areas are Fractional Differential Equations and Combinatorics. He has more than ten journal publications with a Google Scholar citation of over 900.
Awards, Accomplishments & Recognitions:
He has several mathematical operators named after him that are found in applications from many different disciplines such as quantum mechanics, probability theory, dynamical systems, robotics, differential equations and even in economics, just to name a few. Dr. Katugampola received a U.S. Army Research grant in the amount of $300,000 for his work on fractional derivatives and has advised several doctoral and masters students while at University of Delaware. He was the coach for several International Mathematical Olympiads teams.
SLMC, IMO & Dr. Udita
The picture in the right was taken in Greece at the IMO 2004. That was the first time the SL team for IMO was selected through the SLMC.
As the history has it, the first time Sri Lanka sent a student for the prestigious International Mathematical Olympiad was the year 1995. Subsequently in a move pioneered by a few dons from the University of Colombo and University of Kelaniya the inaugural SLMC was conducted in the year 2004 under the patronage of SLOMF.
Team performance of the year 2004 showed a remarkable improvement compared to the previous year (see below extracts from IMO website).
Dr. Udita trained the teams to IMO in 2004 and 2005.
WMD Soyza of 2004 team was eventually the Island best in AL that year.
Another notable Mathlete in that team was Namasivayam of Lyceum who was just 15 years old when he took part in IMO.
Bored at home with nothing to do but training for the next Math Olympiad?
Looking for something to chase those isolation blues away?
Fear not! The Swiss Mathematical Olympiad, in conjunction with over 100 volunteers from around the globe, is putting on an online competition to keep you entertained in these dull times.
There will be two different exams (one easy, one hard) on two separate weekends in may. Each exam will have around 8 problems.
Click to see more and to sign up as a competitor >>>
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