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European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad results (14 April 2014)
The UK team in the third European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad have achieved the following results, coming 8th out of 29 participating teams. The medal boundaries are 24 for gold, 16 for silver and 7 for bronze.
European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad Day 2 (13 April 2014)
The problems from the second paper at the third European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad, sat today in Turkey, are now available. The problems were submitted by the Netherlands, Romania and the Netherlands respectively.
European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad Day 1 (12 April 2014)
The problems from the first paper at the third European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad, sat today in Turkey, are now available. The problems were submitted by the UK, Ukraine and Japan respectively; problem 1 was by Sahl Khan.
Balkan Mathematical Olympiad team selected (10 April 2014)
The UK has been invited as a guest nation to send a team to the Balkan Mathematical Olympiad, to be held in Pleven, Bulgaria from 2–7 May. The Team Leader is Jack Shotton of Imperial College, London and the Deputy Leader is Dr Gerry Leversha, formerly of St Paul’s School. After the training camp held at Trinity College, Cambridge from 3–7 April, the team has been selected as follows.
IMO squad selected (7 April 2014)
At the training camp held at Trinity College, Cambridge from 3–7 April, the squad of nine from which the team of six and three reserves for the IMO in Cape Town, South Africa will be selected has been chosen as:
The Team Leader is Dr Geoff Smith of the University of Bath and the Deputy Leader is Dominic Yeo of Worcester College, Oxford. Jill Parker (formerly of the University of Bath) will be Observer with Contestants. The IMO will take place from 3–13 July. The final team will be selected at the Oundle training camp held 24–28 May.
Christopher Bradley elegance prize (10 February 2014)
The Christopher Bradley elegance prize is awarded to Edward Kirkby (Alton College) and Linden Ralph (Hills Road VI Form College) for their solutions to BMO2 problem 4.
EGMO 2014 team (8 February 2014, reserve announced 13 February 2014)
The third European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad will be held in Antalya, Turkey from 10–16 April. The UK team will be:
The reserve is Alyssa Dayan of Westminster School. The Team Leader is Hannah Roberts of Pembroke College, Oxford and the Deputy Leader is Jo Harbour of Mayfield Primary School, Cambridge.
BMO Round 2 marked (8 February 2014, corrected 6 March 2014 and 26 March 2014, New Zealand results added 28 March 2014)
BMO Round 2 was marked in London on 8 February; 12 candidates in New Zealand also sat the paper, their scripts were marked in New Zealand using the same mark schemes as used in the UK, and such candidates are marked “(NZ)” below. Invitations to the Trinity training camp will be sent shortly to selected candidates eligible to represent the UK at the IMO, and details of marks will be sent to schools. The following candidates scored 26 or more out of 40.
BMO Round 2 (31 January 2014)
This year’s BMO Round 2 paper was taken yesterday.
Romanian Master of Mathematics 2014 cancelled (22 January 2014)
The Romanian Master of Mathematics 2014 competition has been cancelled because of funding problems.
BMO Round 1 marked (6–8 December 2013, New Zealand results added 21 December)
BMO Round 1 was marked in Peterborough on 6–8 December; 23 candidates in New Zealand also sat the paper, their scripts were marked in New Zealand using the same mark schemes as used in the UK, and such candidates are marked “(NZ)” below. The following candidates scored 45 or more out of 60.
BMO Round 1 (30 November 2013)
BMO1 2012/2013 Solutions (3 November 2013)
To assist candidates preparing for this year’s BMO Round 1, video solutions to last year’s paper are again available online.
BMO1 for 2013/2014 will be sat on 29 November. Because of candidates sitting the paper in different time zones, an embargo on public discussion of the paper will apply until the problems and solutions appear on this site the following morning.
Christopher Bradley elegance prize (20 October 2013)
There will be a new annual prize available to entrants of the British Mathematical Olympiad round 2, in memory of Christopher Bradley. The award will be known as the “Christopher Bradley elegance prize”, and will be awarded to the candidate or candidates who, in the opinion of the markers, has submitted the most elegant solution or solutions to a BMO2 problem or problems. The maximum prize in any one year is £500 (which will be adjusted for inflation from time to time). This sum, or a smaller sum, may be awarded to a single individual or divided among several individuals in any way that the markers see fit. It is possible that, in some years, the prize may not be awarded. In the event that the markers are unable to agree on the distribution of a Christopher Bradley prize in a given year, the final decision rests with the chair of the marking committee.
The prize is funded by the royalties of Christopher Bradley’s UKMT books, kindly donated by his heirs in Christopher’s memory.
UK Mathematical Olympiad for Girls extended solutions (16 October 2013)
The solutions to the 2013 UK Mathematical Olympiad for Girls paper now include extended discussions of the problems and the approaches taken by candidates.
UK MOG marked (11 October 2013)
The UK Mathematical Olympiad for Girls (UK MOG) was marked on Sunday in Cambridge. The following candidates scored 35 or more out of 50.