ATENEO GRADE SCHOOL STUDENTS WIN IN INT’L MATH COMPETITION
TWO MATHLETES from the Ateneo de Manila grade school won top awards in an international mathematics competition held recently.
Grade six students Alphan Lomibao and Magnus Navarro represented the Philippines and won the gold and silver awards, respectively, in the World Mathematics Invitational which was held virtually.
“Lomibao’s gold signifies that he is among the WMI’s top 5% of contenders, while Navarro’s silver award signifies that he is among the top 15% of contestants,” Ateneo said.
Lomibao and Navarro bested a total of 1,911 students from Australia, Bulgaria, China, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.
The WMI is the first Taiwan-founded math competition that aims to popularize Mathematics education through its challenging annual musters.
It recognizes the best-of-the-best mathletes worldwide through items that test logic, analogy, and problem-solving skills.
The WMI virtual awarding ceremony was held on November 28, 2020.