Winners of the spring round of the Tournament of Towns 2017 attended an awarding ceremony at the representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo in London. The tournament of Towns is an international mathematical Olympiad that was initiated in Russia and has been held since 1980. It brings together schoolchildren from more than 25 countries of Europe, Asia, South and North America, Australia and Oceania.
Thanks to support of Rossotrudnichestvo, eight participants of the tournament who showed the best results were awarded with valuable prizes and fascinating puzzles.
The goal of the Tournament is to identify talented and mathematically gifted children. But, unlike most other mathematical competitions, the Tournament concentrates the participants not on the matters of winning or loosing, but rather on in-depth work on the task, which contributes towards the development of qualities necessary in research work. The Tournament is written and bilingual. Tasks are designed for children 13-18 years old, but younger children can also participate. A special age coefficient is applied to their results.
The Olympiad organized by the Russian School of Mathematics and Programming at Rossotrudnichestvo was held in London for the first time. The works were marked by a talented mathematician from Moscow, winner of many academic competitions Mikhail Zavalin.
Pupils of the school, who showed brilliant results in the team mathematical competition held last week at St Paul's School, also attended the event. Both teams of the Russian school of mathematics and programming defeated their opponents in intense and fascinating mathematical battles.
The format of mathematical battles is highly appreciated by the UK Mathematic Trust (UKMT). The Russian School of Mathematics and Programming is preparing to host the second international team championship between educational institutions of Great Britain and Russia in March 2018.