Thanks to the support of our donors from Globalgiving to the Project of “Scientific Initiation for 120 students in Paraguay”, who contributed with a part of the funds needed, the Summer Intensive Course for Young Talents was held from February 3 to 7, 2014. For this course were invited all the finalists from the National Mathematical Olympiad 2013.
In the centers of the countryside, it was given the modules of: Strategies for Problem Solving (second module) for Beginner Level and Demonstration Techniques for Intermediate Level (which was given in Alto Paraná, Itapúa, Caaguazú, Concepción and Guairá, in addition to Asunción). In Asunción, besides those mentioned, it was given the modules of Geometrical Constructions (Beginner Level), Combinatory (Intermediate Level), Circular Reasoning and Invariant (Pre-Advanced/Advanced) and continued with the Workshop for IMO and Ibero (International Mathematical Olympiad and Iberoamerican Olympiad) problems solving.
Both in Asunción and the countryside, it was conducted the courses of Beginner Level, Intermediate Level and Pre-advanced level, however the students of Advanced Level had to move to Asunción as it was the only center where this level was conducted.
Moreover, since March 8, 2014, the Annual Course for Young Talents is ongoing and will continue until September 2014. These courses are being conducted in 9 scientific initiation centers from all across the country.
It has been convened to participate in this course all the finalists of the National Mathematical Olympiad 2013, besides the students of 6th grade from the Children’ Olympiad who won Gold Medals in the finals of every region.
Classes are conducted in several levels as shown below:
In Asunción/Central: Begginer, Intermediate, Pre-advanced and Advanced. In Alto Paraná, Caaguazú and Concepción: Begginer and Intermediate. In Guairá, Itapúa, Paraguarí, Ñeembucú and Misiones: Begginer
For the students of the center of Asunción/Central, the cost of breakfast and lunch of every Saturday are covered.
As the classes to be conducted require teachers especially trained in the contents that are worked in the program for Young Talents, two teachers move every Saturday to two of the centers of the countryside.
These courses are especially aimed to empower the talent for problem solving of young with mathematical skills, and thus enable them to achieve a higher level than the one they achieve through the educational system in our country.
We want to make clear that for the execution of these activities, OMAPA provided its own funds together with the donations of our donors from Globalgiving collected until December 2013. These donations are extremely useful and help us to achieve our goals.
We hope to keep receiving the support of our donors, to whom we thank for their donations.