BAGUIO CITY – Six junior high school math wizards from the Cordillera Administrative Region garnered top scores in the Young Mathematicians In-House Intensive Training Program (YMIITP) at Hotel Supreme, Mach 26-30.
Angelika Maslang of Baguio City High School, Juan Miguel Sebastian Orille and Cheska Marina Hufano of Philippine Science HS, Justin L. Vizcara of Pines City HS, Cheska Marina Hufano of Philippine Science HS, Andhrea San Gabriel and Mikail Guerero De Vera of the University of Baguio Science HS are qualifiers for the 2016 Mathematical Olympiad Summer Training Program (MOSTP) this April in Manila after garnering highest scores in the evaluation exercises given by their trainers during the four-day training.
The qualifiers are among the first batch which consisted of math wizards from the National Capital Region and Northern Luzon who were accommodated in Baguio last week. The second and third batches will be housed in identified training venues in Manila and will accommodate those from Mindanao and Visayas and Southern Luzon.
The YMIITP and MOSTP are annual events sponsored by the Mathematics Trainer’s Guild Philippines. Participants in this trainings are qualifiers in the first phase called the Mathematical Challenge for Filipino Kids Training Program (MCFKTP), a 12-Saturday training program during which students are taught tips and tricks to exploit hard math problems. Close to a thousand top young math geniuses from the entire archipelago come face to face every year to vie for top slots in the MCFKTP.
Mathematics Trainers’ Guild, Philippines (MTG) is a non-stock, non-profit organization of mathematics teachers committed to develop and promote excellence in Mathematics education and training in the Philippines.
This year the Philippines will compete in more than 10 international math contests. MTG determines the country’s participants in the different contest based on results of the
By EDITHA L. LAOP