Mar 06, 2006

The 1st and 2nd year college students are invited to participate in the forthcoming 2006 Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC) for the Westpac Awards on July 27, 2006. This competition will be conducted simultaneously worldwide with over 550,000 entries from over 3100 schools in more than 37 separate countries. In the Philippines, the Mathematics Trainers’ Guild (MTG) Philippines and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) will spearhead the competition.

Interested universities and colleges that want their mathematically-gifted freshman and sophomore students to join this significant international event will have to settle an entry fee of US$ 9.00 only per participant. Deadline for registration is on March 20, 2006. The fee for Late Registration is US$11.00. Furthermore,

1. Please deposit your payment to:
Bank Name: Equitable PCI Bank, Rizal, Zamboanga City
Account Name: MTG, Philippines
Dollar Account No.: 5185-002685

2. Please request the bank teller to indicate the participant’s complete name on the description part of the deposit slip.

3. Depositor should write the participant’s complete name and school’s name on the deposit slip.

4.Please give the original copy of the deposit slip along with the registration form to your MTG center coordinator.

The center coordinator will then submit the summary entry for each school to the MTG national office. Please be advised to photocopy the deposit slip for future use.
a. Payments will only be made through the designated bank.
b. Registration shall only be accepted through the recommendation of the school.
Hence, MTG will not accept any individual registration.
c. MTG regrets that no registration refunds are allowed.

Likewise, the AMT also announces that there is a new Merit Certificate Cut-offs for Senior Division Level which is intended for 1st and 2nd year college students. Many students find that they can appear to get poorer results in the Senior Division than they are used to getting in the earlier divisions. This is mainly because the senior paper is only attempted by a smaller pool containing a higher proportion of elite mathematics students. To recognize this, the cut-offs in the Senior Division for Credit, Distinction and High Distinction awards will be from 2006 for the top 60%, 25% and 5% respectively. The method for determining Prizes and Medals remains unchanged.

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