The best side of the Filipino number lovers shines once again as one hundred thirty two have been triumphant to grasp top honors for the country at the 2017 International Mathematics and Assessments for Schools (IMAS) conducted in December last year.
Out of the 2237 Filipino participants, more than 1000 threaded their way through the top, earning high distinction certificates for notching scores above 95 percentile, distinction certificates for achieving scores above 85 and below 95 percentile, and credit certificates for scoring above 50 and below 85 percentile.
Just as many Filipino math achievers who made great headway in the international math contests, 41 middle primary, 45 upper primary and 51 secondary students went through great lengths in IMAS, winning high distinction awards with the chance to claim their stake for more excellence in the second round scheduled in March this year.
This year a total of 214 whiz kids stayed ahead of the pack for breezing away with the distinction award while 793 others succeeded to get credit certificates.
These are the following students who obtained high distinction certificates and are now qualified to participate in the 2nd round of IMAS in March 2018.