The Spanish Federation of Societies of Mathematics Teachers celebrates the national finals of the 2022 Mathematical Olympiads, through the convening of the IV Alevín National Mathematical Olympiad, in Burgos, and the XXXII Junior National Mathematical Olympiad, in Albacete and Cuenca. In parallel, recreational and cultural activities have been scheduled to get to know the host cities of these meetings.
As reported by the federation, these Olympics are competitions on math problems, where the aim is to support renewal in the way of doing math, encourage and motivate teachers and students and detect early and encourage students their vocation towards this discipline.
In addition, these appointments seek to encourage the development of a positive attitude towards mathematics, transferring its natural difficulty to a stimulating challenge that provides the adventure of thought and creation. The organization’s president, Onofre Monzó, added to this that of “stimulating creativity, decision-making capacity, divergent thinking and the ability to face new situations and solve unforeseen problems”.
Thus, in the IV Burgos Alevín National Mathematical Olympiad, 44 6th grade students will compete, selected throughout this course, from June 24 to 27.
On Saturday at 12:00, after being received by the mayor of Burgos at the Town Hall, the individual event will begin at Burgos Cathedral. And in the afternoon, students and teachers will visit the sites of the Sierra de Atapuerca. On Sunday the tests will be held in pairs in the morning and in teams in the afternoon.
Every night they will have fun with a different mathematical evening, ‘Music and mathematics’, ‘Mathemagic’ and ‘Astronomy’. On Monday, the closing ceremony and award ceremony will be held at the University of Burgos.
The 32nd Junior Olympiad will bring together the best 2nd ESO math students in Albacete and Cuenca, between June 23 and 26. On the 24th, after a reception at the Cuenca Town Hall, all the participants and teachers will be guided on a tour of the city, including the Castilla-La Mancha Science Museum and its Planetarium.
At 4:00 p.m. the team test will begin and at the end they will visit the Museum of Paleontology of Castilla-La Mancha, in Cuenca and from there they will move to Albacete.
On Saturday 25 they will enjoy the Albacete Cutlery Museum and the Albacete Museum . The individual test will be held at 4:00 p.m.
Finally, on Sunday 26, after a guided tour of the Albacete Museum, the closing ceremony and award ceremony will be held at 12:30 p.m. in the Albacete Provincial Council. During this Olympiad, two contests will be proposed, one for mathematical photography and the other for a mathematical short story.