In the world of sports, of course we know about competitions like the Olympics. But the Olympics are not only carried out in the field of sports, but also in the field of science such as mathematics olympiad. This inter-country math match is always an annual agenda held every year.
Beginning in the 1950s, the mathematics olympiad always gathered mathematical geniuses from all over the world to compete with each other. Each team in this race consists of 6 people who usually have their heads and representatives. One of the requirements to take part in this math olympiad is that participants must be under 20 years old. Because indeed this math olympiad was held for participants who were still in school.
Countries that Participate in the Games at the Mathematics Olympiad
Many countries have participated in this math olympiad. Each country that competes also has its respective achievements that stand out. For example, like Reid Barton, a participant from the United States, who won four gold medals from 1998 to 2001.
Romania is also one of the countries that participated in this math olympiad. One of the prominent achievements that this country has ever gotten is to get a gold medal through a perfect paper written by Ciprian Manolescu. The Soviet Union was also the winner of the best performance of Eugenia Mallinnikova who won 3 gold medals in the mathematics olympiad in 1989, 1990 and 1991.
Indeed, almost all countries in the world take part in this math olympiad. For example, like Australia, which also won a medal through the youngest participant in the Olympics, namely Terence Tao. When he won the gold medal in 1988, he was still 13 years old. There is also Oleg Golberg who turned out to have won a gold medal for a different country.
In 2002 and 2003, he won a medal for Russia. Whereas in 2004, he won a gold medal for the United States. Countries that have participated in the Olympics also include countries in Asia such as China, South Korea and even North Korea.
This international mathematics olympics event is a gathering place for outstanding students who are good at mathematics. In the competition, there are several types of competitions that the participant must do. The questions given will later be collected from various fields of mathematics that are taught in secondary schools. Starting from geometry, number theory, algebra and combinatory.
Of course the participants who took part in the mathematics olympiad were those who did have skills in this field. The problem solving techniques were all returned to the mathematics olympiad participants. The jury in charge of the mathematics olympiad has absolute authority, so decisions made cannot be contested.