Today, as a part of the IV Caucasus Mathematical Olympiad Caucasus Mathematical Center at Adyghe State University organized the quest “Mathematical Running Maykop.” One hundred teams 100 teams took part in it, which is twice as many as last year! Among the teams were the participants of the Olympiad, schoolchildren, students, employees of enterprises of the city of Maykop. More than 400 people gathered in the courtyard of the Regional School for Natural Sciences and Mathematics to start the math quest from there. During two and a half hours, the teams needed to visit as many points in the city from the given list as possible and solve as many mathematical problems as possible.
Today was Round II of the Olympiad. As in Round I, participants had to solve four problems in four hours. Many participants found the tasks difficult, but interesting.
“The tasks were difficult. I do not think that I did well, but I solve half of them for sure. This is my first Olympiad of this level, so I'm just glad to be here.” Lada Stafeevskaya, a participant from the Rostov region (Taganrog).
“My impressions... difficult, but interesting tasks. In my opinion, an interesting task was this one: there are five consecutive numbers, can the LCM be equal to a square? ”. Alexander Klets, a participant from the Krasnodar Territory.
The program of the Caucasus Mathematical Olympiad includes a diverse cultural and leisure program. On the first evening of the competition, participants of the Olympiad had the opportunity to learn more about the culture of the host republic and learn the moves of Adyghe dances.
At the same time, a guitar concert was held in another hall, where people gathered together sing popular hits to guitar music.
After Round I of the Olympiad, the participants met with the Head of the Caucasus Mathematical Center of the Adyghe State University (CMC ASU), Director of School of Applied Mathematics and Computer Sciences at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) Andrei Raigorodsky and the research advisor of the CMC ASU, the rector of the University Dmitry Pozharsky Professor MIPT Alexei Savvateev. The topic of the meeting was “About math in a fun and interesting way.”
In an interactive manner, Alexei Savvateev talked about the exponent, after which Andrei Raigorosdky continued the topic and showed that the exponent is a transcendental number. The meeting ended with arguments about diophantine approximations.
This morning, Round I of the Olympiad took place, during which young mathematicians from 15 regions of Southern Russia and 10 foreign countries were asked to solve four problems.
As in previous years, in 2019, the Caucasus Mathematical Olympiad is held in two leagues:
- Junior League: students of Grades 8-9 in the Russian Federation and the corresponding grades in participating countries;
- Senior league: students of Grades 10-11 in the Russian Federation and the corresponding grades in participating countries.
The lists were sent to the regional departments of education. All participants can confirm their participation via email before March 7, 2019.
All participants arrive at the Olympiad as a part of the delegation of their region. The delegation consists of students and a team leader.
The Fourth Caucasus Mathematical Olympiad will take place on March 15-20, 2019, in Maykop, Republic of Adygea (Russian Federation).
The organizers of the Olympiad are Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Adygea and Caucasus Mathematical Center at Adyghe State University.
The Olympiad is organized with the support of the Presidential Grants Foundation.
The Caucasus Mathematical Olympiad consists of two age leagues:
On March 15-20, Maykop hosted III Caucasus Mathematical Olympiad. There were 91 participants from 15 regions of the South of Russia and four foreign countries.
The goal of the Olympiad is to create a cultural and educational space that unites regions of Southern Russia and countries of the Caucasus region and the Black Sea, to form and strengthen friendships among school children who are interested in Math from Russia and other countries.
Organizers, partners and sponsors of the Olympiad