Daniel Canaria and Miguel Tagarda win silver in PH heat round of Hong Kong Math Olympiad
30 Jun 2022
Seven Ateneo de Manila Grade School boys won awards in the 2022 Hong Kong International Mathematical Olympiad (HKIMO) Philippines Heat Round, which was held online on May 29, 2022. Winning silver awards were incoming grade 5 student Daniel Canaria (4-Maniago in School Year 2021-2022) and incoming grade 3 student Miguel Tagarda (2-Yakal), who competed in the primary 4 and primary 2 divisions, respectively. Bagging bronzes were incoming grade 5 student Koko Dela Cruz (4-Lapu Lapu), incoming grade 4 student Joachim Manuel (3-Batulao), and incoming grade 3 student Lego Pauig (2-Katmon). Koko, Joachim, and Lego competed in the heat round’s primary 4, primary 3, and primary 2 divisions, respectively. Receiving merit awards were incoming grade 3 student Henri Lee (2-Lauan) and incoming grade 2 student Joaquin Marqueda (1-Madasalin), who competed in the heat round’s primary 2 and primary 1 divisions, respectively.
The HKIMO provides a platform for pupils with a strong interest in mathematics, and is open to all students from Kindergarten to Grade 12. It is different from other math Olympiads in that topics are standardized such as Logical Thinking, Arithmetic/Algebra, Number Theory, Geometry and Combinatorics. Its goals are to stimulate and foster young people’s interest in learning mathematics, strengthen their creative thinking, and widen their international perspective. The HKIMO Final Round will be held on August 27, 2022, and is expected to attract more than a thousand participants from countries such as Australia, Bulgaria, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam.
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