Five students from Guayaquil and one from Quito are part of the Ecuadorian team that will participate in the 52 International Olympics of Mathematics (IOM). The event will be performed between July 17 and 24 in Amsterdam, Holland.
The students representing Guayaquil are Galo Lara, Daniel Samaniego, Omar Paladines, Bryan Beider, of Instituto Particular Abdon Calderon (IPAC); Lucy Freire from Logos; and Carlos Ortiz from Colegio Becquerel in Quito are the group that will travel today at 15:00 to Holland and compete with more than a 100 students from different countries.
The tests to choose the members for the team lasted several months in different schools of the country. Xavier Soriano, teams’ coach, has experience in these academics competitions. Soriano explained that the competition is divided in two days and each contestant has four and half-hours to solve three exercises.
The IOM is a world mathematics tournament for high school students and its developed every year in a different country. The first competition was in 1959, in Romania. (AV)
Source: Expreso newspaper