The Philippine's Math wizards will compete to bring pride to their respective schools in the upcoming National Finals of the 2013 Metrobank-MTAP-DepEd Math Challenge on April 13, 2013 (Saturday), 8:30am at the Auditorium of the Metrobank Plaza, Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue., Makati City. Winners will be awarded after the competition.
Witness how student finalists prove their mathematical prowess in solving complex problems mentally in just 15 seconds and 30-second and one-minute questions using pen-and-paper calculation. The nationwide elimination rounds conducted in January brought about half a million students this year's competition.
The competition will maximize the use of social media. Through its Facebook Fan page, math questionnaires will be posted real time for online users to be engaged in while the competition is on-going.
Serving as guests of honor are: former Ateneo de Manila University president Fr. Bienvenido F. Nebres, S.J. and 2012 International Children's Peace Prize awardee Kesz Valdez, who will give inspirational messages to the young members of the audience.
Meanwhile, the Metrobank Foundation, together with Anvil Publishing, Inc. will launch on the same day a set of books which contain MMC test questions.
Now on its 12th year, the Metrobank-MTAP-DepEd Math Challenge (MMC) is the most widely participated math competition in the country among elementary and high school students. It is being organized by the Metrobank Foundation, Inc., the Mathematics Teachers Association of the Philippines; and the Department of Education (DepEd). The annual Math Challenge produces national winners who get to compete and eventually win in International competitions. Among them is Farrell Eldrian S. Wu, first place in the Individual Category for Grade 6 of 2012 Metrobank Math Challenge, who got a perfect score in the 2012 Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC) participated by around 500,000 contestants from over 30 countries worldwide. Also, Carmela S. Lao, first placer in the Individual Category for 4th Year of the 2011 Metrobank Math Challenge, who reaped a silver medal in the 51st International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), the first Filipina to do so and the country's second silver medal after 20 years.