This weekend students from G11 and G10 participated in the International Schools Mathematics Teachers Foundation (ISMTF) Senior Mathematics competition. There are two other competitions, the Junior competition (26th of May) and the Middle Competition (30th of April) coming up.
Schools around the world participate in ISMTF. Before COVID the competitions were hosted by different international schools every year and each competition took place in the organising school. Previous teams went to Bremen, Vienna, Rome and Prague to compete. We hope that next year we will return to this exciting face to face challenge. These competitions are in online versions this year. The participating students and their sponsor Isabel Vives competed from our BFIS Library.
Pau Tong Lin Xu (G11) has been the one taking the initiative to lead the BFIS team. He has recruited students from G8 to G12 to be part of the team and he has been running a Math club since the beginning of the year where these students prepare for the competition.
“We have been meeting every week since September to prepare for the ISMTF. It has been a great experience for all the members as we have not only learned a lot about maths, but also developed teamwork skills. On Saturday, during the actual team competition, we encountered countless challenges, most of which we were able to overcome. The results will be released in the coming days, so stay tuned. ” - Pau