The country’s top young mathematicians who are enrolled in the 12-Saturday session of the Mathematical Challenge for Filipino Kids Training Program (MCFKTP) of the MTG Philippines are looking forward for the next training phase, the 2013 Young Mathematicians In-house Intensive Training Program (YMIITP) in March or April 2013.
As a rule, only those trainees in every training center all over the Philippines who are in the lists of top scorers will have the chance to match wits with their equals in the YMIITP, a 3-day rigorously demanding training. Dr. Chua, MTG president said, “Our math wizards who will be qualified to be in this 3-day training program must be serious as we prepare them for the international math contests.” He further averred that the participating countries in the forthcoming Bulgaria International Mathematics Competitions (BIMC) 2013 are strategizing a scheme in their training for best results, that is, to hook more gold.
Aiming for a better if not a best performance in the international math contests abroad, MTG Philippines will conduct the YMIITP in two venues. High school and elementary trainees from Visayas and Mindanao will converge in Cebu on March 23-26, 2013 while the venue for those trainees from Luzon and the National Capital Region will be in Tagaytay on April 1-4, 2013.
The MTG reminds that trainees who will be qualified for the YMIITP must already have their passports and if none, they must secure one since the earliest international math contest will be in late June.
For those YMIITP trainees who will be qualified for the Mathematical Olympiad Summer Training Program (MOSTP), a month-long summer training session, their attendance is a MUST that is according to what had been agreed and decided by the MTG Board of Directors. The decision includes that trainees with more than 5 absences much more with those having no attendance will not be given assignment to participate in any math contest abroad.
These measures are implemented primarily to prepare and equip the math wizards for greater challenges posed by the international math contests. The expected participation of Hungary, Romania, Kazakhstan, Austria, Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania, Slovakia, Moldova and many other European countries in the BIMC 2013 should give Asian countries a thought to level up their training. As such, a seemingly rigid training is expected by math aces in the YMIITP and MOSTP.