The objective of the interactive online math Olympiad is to contribute to the development of relations between the BRICS countries in the field of education and to inculcate interest in students in the study of exact science. The BRICSMATH Olympiad is the first of its kind.
Ms Ksenia Maretina, the chief initiator and coordinator of the educational BRICSMATH.com portal explained, that more than one million school students from all five BRICS countries took part in the trial tour during October 16-31. The number will grow with the start of the real tour beginning on November 1.
The elementary grades for competition in India is 1 to 5 classes, in Russia is 1 to 4 classes. The main round takes place from November 1 to 16. During the period, any student from the BRICS country can register his/her name with the website and participate in math competition. The Olympiad tasks are interactive and include logical tasks.
The function took off with the Russian-Indian concert, starting with the presentation of a Russian national dance and singing of the song “We Wish Good Luck to You” by the students of the DPS Dwarka. Students of the Russian Embassy School in New Delhi also responded with a cultural programme.
Representatives of diplomatic corps of the BRICS countries and teachers as well as the media men appreciated the programme.
Ms. Sunita Tanwar, Director of DPs Dwarka, described the project as a brilliant idea contributing to the creative potential of children and which is quite interesting to them. She noted that students from about 200 educational institutions are interested in participating in this Olympiad.
Counsellor (Culture) of the Russian Embassy Nana Mgeladze inaugurated the BRICSMATH.COM Online Mathematics Competition for Primary School Students of BRICS countries. Then students engaged in a series of online tasks and Olympiad in all India.
After the event the students engaged in a series of online tasks.
According to the organisers, certificates will be issues to all participants, and those who gain high points will receive certificates of appreciation.
Yuri Meshcheryakov, Principal of the Russian Embassy School, appreciated the commendable execution of the project and congratulated its participants. He said that about 80 students of his school are taking part in the project.