From March 27 to March 31, the team of students of Ukraine for the first time took part in the open Belarusian Republican Olympiad in mathematics. Eight teams of the best students of each region of Belarus competed at the Olympiad, our team and the Moscow team – a total of more than 160 students.
- Aleksey Masalitin (8th grade, Kharkiv Physics and Mathematics Lyceum No27)
- Yudin Fedor (8th grade, Physics and Mathematics Lyceum No208 m. kyiv)
- Nechyporuk Karina (9th grade, Physics and Mathematics Lyceum No208 m. kyiv)
- Denys Slobodyanyuk (9th grade, Kharkiv Physics and Mathematics Lyceum No27)
- Egor Mutushev (10th grade, Kharkiv Physics and Mathematics Lyceum No27)
- Heorhiy Ivanchyk (Grade 10, Kyiv-Pechersk Lyceum No. 171 "Leader")
The students of our team competed in parallels of grades 8, 9 and 10 and showed the highest results: everyone received the first diplomas!
It is a pity, however, that Ukraine participated outside the competition, because the belarusian community provided the winners with very valuable prizes, which the winners of all-Ukrainian Olympiads can envy. For example, participants received a laptop for the first place, a smartphone for the second place, and a tablet for the third place.
The Olympiad was held in a format similar to the format of the All-Ukrainian Olympiad: two rounds, each of which presented four tasks. However, some difference was that they stood out for five hours (four and a half in the eighth grade), and the points on tasks were different – the heavier the task was, the more points it cost. Also a feature of the All-Ukrainian Olympiad is that the results are unknown until the day of review of works, when they announce criteria and give an opportunity to see the work, see the assessments on the tasks and discuss whether everything is correctly taken into account. And the students could find out their position in the overall rating only at the end of the day.
This year the competition was held in one of the oldest Belarusian cities – Lidi. Therefore, the cultural program was very rich and well organized. After the first round, the teams got acquainted with the industrial aspect of the city – they conducted an excursion to the local glass factory, where the famous Belarusian crystal is made. On the second day, the students had the opportunity to see the ancient Leeds Castle of the 14th century, historical and art museums. On the last day, we visited an extraordinary sports complex and attended demonstration games of the national hockey and football teams.