19th PMO: Instructions for Qualifying Stage (Region 5)

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The 19th Philippine Mathematical Olympiad Qualifying Stage for Region V will be held this October 22, 2016, Saturday, at the Ateneo de Naga University, Naga City, Camarines Sur.  The exam rooms are at the second and third floors of the Francis C. Dolan, S.J. Hall; registration will be done in the same building.

If you sent your application forms through e-mail, please bring the original application forms with you and submit them to the registration staff on October 22, 2016, if possible.

Participants and coaches must bring identification cards that have ID pictures, preferably those issued by their schools.

Registration starts at 10:00 am.  Participants should be in their assigned rooms by 1:45 pm.  The exam will start at 2:00 pm and is expected to last 2 hours.  Participants who arrive late must take the exam in a room reserved for late-comers (and not their assigned room) so as not to disturb the other participants who started on time.  The exam ends at 4:00 pm, even for those who arrived late.

Once the exam has started, participants may not leave the room until it has ended.  Participants who need to use the bathroom must do so before the exam starts.

Participants who leave the room before the exam has ended are considered to have finished the exam; they must submit their questionnaires and answer sheets to the proctor before they leave and they are not allowed to return to continue the exam.

The only materials that the students are allowed to have on their desks immediately before the examination are:  blue or black ballpoint pen, pencil, eraser, ruler, compass, and protractor.  All other items such as notes, books, cellular phones, etc. are not allowed on your desks, but these may be placed in a designated area in the room.  Calculators are not allowed.

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2016 ACM-ICPC Philippines Southern Luzon

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I was a problem setter and judge for the 2016 ACM-ICPC Philippines Southern Luzon Invitational Contest held last October 1, 2016 at the Ateneo de Naga University.

The winning team was from the University of the Philippines, Los Baños. It solved 7 of the 12 problems. (The teams were given 5 hours.) The results are shown below. (The image has been slightly edited.)

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If I’m not mistaken, the warm-up problems were the same as last year’s.  The contest problems are here. I provided two contest problems: “C” (Billiard Paths 1) and “H” (Billiard Paths 2).  (My slides explaining my solutions are here and here.) As you can see from the scoreboard below, two teams attempted problem “C” (and both succeeded), and no team attempted problem “H.”

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I was also a problem setter and judge in 20152014, and 2013.

May bago akong blog

Right now I’m a participant in a training sponsored by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and given by the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU). I’m being trained to possibly train other teachers how to teach a new general education college course called “Matematika sa Makabagong Daigdig” (Mathematics in the Modern World) to be offered starting 2018. One of our problems is that there are practically no existing materials (articles, textbooks) written in Filipino about college-level mathematics. To try to address this problem, I’ve decided to create another blog that focuses on this new course. The URL is https://matematikasmd.wordpress.com/ . I hope to provide information and resources that will be of help to teachers and students of this course. (Note that it is a personal blog, and is in no way affiliated with CHED, ADMU, or any other institution.)