ATENEO SHS STUDENTS BAG BRONZE AWARD IN COMBINATORICS OLYMPIAD
A group of Senior High School students from the Ateneo de Manila University bagged the bronze award in the Advanced Level division of the 2nd Iranian Combinatorics Olympiad.
Grade 11 students Enzo Chan, Evgeny Cruz and Cassidy Tan bested 1,600 participants from 27 countries to claim the title.
The ICO is a team contest that aims to help learners getting familiar with combinatorics as a creative, broad, and enjoyable topic.
For the elementary level, the teams were tasked to solve 15 short-answer combinatorics problems within two hours. Under the Advanced and Free Levels, the teams were required to complete seven full-solution combinatorics problems within five hours.
This year, the competition marked the first time the organizers opened the contest to participants outside Iran.
Participation in the ICO is open to anyone interested in mathematics or computer science – from high school or any other educations.