Bernardo, Tang win silvers for PH at int’l math Olympiad

March 02, 2021
By: 
UMCO

Representing the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila Senior High School mathletes Jimbo Bernardo (11-San Vitores) and Keean Tang (11-Torres) each won a silver award at the International Junior Math Olympiad (IJMO). Jimbo and Keean competed in the Secondary 4/Grade 10 division of the Olympiad, which was held online on December 5, 2020. 

The 2020 IJMO attracted young math and science students from Bulgaria, Cambodia, China, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Mexico, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam.

Only Singapore and Asian Schools Math Olympiad (SASMO) and American Mathematics Olympiad (AMO) gold and silver awardees from each country are eligible to participate in the IJMO, which aims to provide an Asian platform for students to interact and compete against worthy opponents. IJMO also empowers students with deep conceptual understanding and logical thinking skills beyond their Grade level, allowing them to better apply much higher level logical and analytical skills to solve challenging Math Olympiad problems.