2011 Camp Selection Problems – due 10th August 2011Tuesday, June 28, 2011 11:11
Our first step in choosing the team to represent New Zealand at the 2012 IMO in Argentina is to choose 24 students to attend a week long training camp in Auckland in January. These students will be chosen using the 2011 Camp Selection Problems (pdf, 111k). Students submitting solutions to the Camp Selection Problems must intend to be in school in 2012; must have been born on or after 20 July 1992; and must be NZ citizens or hold NZ Resident status.
Those selected for the camp will do 1-2 assignments prior to the camp, and we hope to have them sit Round 1 of the British Mathematical Olympiad in December. At the camp in January we will choose a squad of 10-12 students for further training, and to take part in several international competitions, including the Australian and Asia-Pacific Mathematical Olympiads. The final team of six will be chosen based on the results of these competitions, and perhaps some additional selection tests, if needed.
We look forward to receiving your solutions!
- Chris Tuffley
Leader, 2011 NZIMO team
PS: The 2011 team will be departing soon for the 2011 IMO, in Amsterdam. Watch this space for news!
Added, March 2013: Here are the solutions to the camp selection problems.