Tiel Balanca bags silver for PH in American Math Tilt

February 04, 2021

Ateneo de Manila Junior High School mathlete Tiel Blanca of Pamplona/8-Pongracz bagged the Silver Award for the Philippines in the American Mathematics Competition 8 (AMC 8) held virtually on November 17, 2020. The said competition was attended by 43,888 students from 33 countries/territories around the world, including Brazil, Norway, Belgium, Kenya, India, Japan, Turkey, Romania, Sweden, Slovakia, South Africa, Korea, Singapore, Netherlands, Dominican Republic, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Hong Kong, Macau, Vietnam, USA, China, and Philippines.

AMC 8 is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development of problem-solving skills. It gives participants opportunities to develop positive attitudes towards analytical thinking and mathematics that can assist in future careers, and apply classroom skills to unique problem-solving challenges in a low-stress and friendly environment.