Registration for the 18th edition of the Brazilian Mathematics Olympiad for Public Schools (OBMEP) ends next Friday (17). Students from the sixth year of primary school to the last year of high school, from public and private schools, can participate in the competition.
To register or obtain more detailed information about the event, interested parties can access the location from OBMEP. Registration is free for public schools.
The Ministry of Education (MEC) informed today (15) that the Olympic Games will be divided into two stages. The first, scheduled for May 30, consists of a 20-question objective test; The second is a six-question discursive test, to be applied on October 7.
The tests are prepared according to the student’s level of education: the first level (6th and 7th grades), the second level (8th and 9th grades), and the third level (high school). The winners of the second stage will be announced on August 2nd and the winners will be announced on December 20th,” the Ministry of Culture and Information informed in a note.
Created in 2005, the Brazilian Mathematics Olympiad for Public Schools has national coverage and is organized by the Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics (Impa), with the support of the Brazilian Mathematical Society (SBM). Resources come from MEC and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI).
According to the organizers, among the goals of these championships are “to stimulate and promote the study of mathematics; to contribute to improving the quality of basic education, and to enable a greater number of Brazilian students to access quality educational materials; to identify young talents and encourage their admission to universities in the scientific and technological fields.”
For the MEC, the Olympic Games also benefit teachers and schools, as they encourage the improvement and appreciation of education professionals; Contribute to the integration of Brazilian schools with public universities, research institutes and scientific societies, in addition to promoting social integration through the dissemination of knowledge.
Public and private school students receive gold, silver and bronze medals, academic start grants, and honorable mention certificates. Teachers receive a diploma and support book for math training. Schools are rewarded with sporting kits and educational materials, as well as prizes,” explained MEC.
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