2014 Camp selection solutions

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 11:13
Posted in category News

Thanks to everyone who took part in the 2014 camp selection problems. We apologize for the delay in sorting out the invitations but … well, we just apologize. We hope to have the invitations out this week.

Please note that we do not provide detailed rankings of performances – either among those who are invited, or among those who are not. The problems are meant as selection problems only, so there are only two possible outcomes.

And, without further ado, here are some sample solutions (of course there are many variations and different techniques possible for all of these).


2014 Solutions

PS: Thanks to Ian for pointing out a couple of typos in the last two solutions (fixed now I hope).

2014 camp selection problems (due September 24)

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 16:42
Posted in category News

The camp selection problems for the January 2015 camp are now available! Note the due date is September 24.

For clarifications etc. please contact Michael Albert (michael.albert@cs.otago.ac.nz)

Note that the problems will be graded in Auckland, so your solutions and registration form must be sent there (address given on the registration form).

Best of luck!

2014_registration form and selection problems

2014 Squad Announcement

Friday, January 17, 2014 20:25
Posted in category News

New Zealand’s training squad for the 2014 International Mathematical Olympiad was announced this evening, at the end of our week-long training camp at Grafton Hall and the Liggins Institute, University of Auckland. The final team of six to travel to Cape Town, South Africa in July will be decided in April.

Read more »

2013 Camp Selection Problem Solutions

Monday, November 4, 2013 15:55
Posted in category News

Here are the solutions to the 2013 Camp Selection Problems.

All submissions have now been marked, and we expect to inform students whether they’ve been selected by Fri 15 Novemeber, if not earlier.

- Chris Tuffley
Leader, 2013 NZIMO team

2013 Camp Selection Problems – due 20th October 2013

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 10:03
Posted in category News

Our first step in choosing the team to represent New Zealand at the 2014 IMO in Cape Town, South Africa, is to choose 24 students to attend a week long training camp in Auckland on 12-18 January 2014. These students will be chosen using the 2013 Camp Selection Problems (pdf, 182kb). Read more »

IMO 2013: Two bronze, three honourable mentions

Monday, July 29, 2013 2:06
Posted in category News

The medal cuts were set this year at gold 31, silver 24, and bronze 15, giving us two bronze medals and three honourable mentions. Our award winners were:

Bronze medal:
  • Byung-Cheol Cho (Auckland Grammar School)
  • George Han (Westlake Boys’ High School)
Honourable mention:
  • Jaehwan Kim (King’s College)
  • Vincent Qi (Auckland International College)
  • Ian Seong (Macleans College)

Overall we were placed 48th equal of 97 nations, tied with Austria and host country Colombia. Full results can be found on the official IMO page.

Some pictures from the closing ceremony last night follow.

Bronze medalists Byung-Cheol Cho (left) and George Han.

Bronze medalists Byung-Cheol Cho (left) and George Han.

Read more »