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Apr 15, 2013

It’s another commendation for the Philippine team as two Filipino math wizards finished the American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) 10/12 with flying colors for garnering scores enough to make them recipients of gold medals.


Earning top honors for the AMC 10 is Kelsey Lim Tiong Soon of Grace Christian College beating 61 other Filipino math aces with a score on the top 1%. The other winner is Adrian Reginald Sy of St. Jude Catholic School who bested 36 other participants from the Philippines with a score on the top 1%.


The AMC 10/12 is a 25-question, multiple-choice examination in secondary school mathematics containing problems which can be understood and solved with pre-calculus concepts.   The main purpose of both contests is to spur interest in mathematics and to develop talent through solving challenging problems in a timed multiple-choice format. The problems range from the very easy to the extremely difficult. Students who participate in the AMC 10/12 should find that most of the problems are challenging but within their grasp.


Furthermore, according to the Mathematical Association of America, the AMC 10/12 is not an end in itself. Outstanding performance on it is neither necessary nor sufficient for becoming an outstanding mathematician. The ability to gain insights and do computations quickly is wonderful talent, but many eminent mathematicians are not quick in this way. Also, the multiple-choice format (necessary for the prompt scoring of over 300,000 examinations) benefits those who are shrewd at eliminating wrong answers and guessing, but this is not particularly a mathematical talent. In short, students who do not receive nationally recognized scores should not shrink from pursuing mathematics further, and those who do receive such high scores should not think that they have forever proved their mathematical merit. This contest, and all other mathematical competitions, remains but one means for furthering mathematical development.

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