Sunday, September 15, 2019
Mathematical Zanzibar September 15, 2019
We will start olympiad competitions this year with a mathematical zanzibar. It is included in the program of the 16th tournament of mathematical battles named after Lesya Rubleva. As in all recent years, the tournament (including mathematical zanzibar) will be held in four leagues: the youngest (NL) – no older than 7 class, junior (ML) – 8 classes, middle (SL) – 9 classes and senior (ST) – 10-11 classes. Permissible, but not desirable, the participation of some students or entire teams in a higher parallel compared to their true learning class. The event will be held at the Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics (M) and the Faculty of Computer Science and Cybernetics (K) of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv at glushkov Avenue 4d and 4th, respectively.
The exact schedule of the event will be given later upon completion of the registration. We would like to emphasize that the two leagues – the youngest and the youngest – will start the competition at 10:00 and the other two at 10:30. At 10:45 ad. 221 (K) will begin a meeting with teachers.
As in recent years, we have introduced certain restrictions on the number of teams that will be able to participate in zanzibar both on a free basis and in general. If it is not possible to place all registered teams under normal conditions, the organizing committee may reduce the number of teams in certain leagues by reducing the number of teams from educational institutions that will declare the largest number of teams. We will inform the educational institutions about our decision to reduce the number of their teams in the event, but to decide which teams to leave and which to remove (or simply reformat the compositions of all teams) will be decided by teachers – representatives of the educational institution. The team registration speed should not affect this decision.
From each educational institution on a free basis in Zanzibar can take part:
up to 3 teams in the youngest league,
up to 2 teams in the junior and secondary leagues and
up to 4 teams in the senior league.
For each additional team above the above quota, which will be allowed to participate, it will be necessary to contribute 200 UAH to the fund of our tournament at the teachers' meeting.
It is undesirable not to arrive at the zanzibar teams for which the organizing committee has participated. It is completely impossible to participate in the event of teams that were not registered at all, or those for whom the decision to refuse was made regarding their participation. Similarly, it is not possible to participate in one team of more than 6 students.
I ask that the registration be carried out by adults responsible for this team during the event. They should decide if fewer or more participants arrive, not the organizing committee or jury of the tournament.
I also ask teachers to help children get acquainted with the rules of "mathematical zanzibar" in advance so that children do not lose points because of misunderstanding or misinterpretation of the rules. The main nuances of Zanzibar are that the team in full solves all tasks in random order. As soon as she believes she has solved the problem and is ready to give the jury an answer, she passes the recorded response to the jury. Then there is the recalculation of points in all teams for this task. Let me remind you that with the correct answer of the next team, everyone who has solved it correctly receives 1 point less, and with the wrong answer – 1 point more. Therefore, unlike other competitions, with your wrong answer, you do not lose your chances to score points on this task, but also increase the achievement of opponents. Do not forget that if there are several correct answers in the task, then only guiding them all is counted.
Mathematical zanzibar is a team competition. Each team must have no more than 6 students. Each team receives 20 tasks. The duration of the event in all leagues is 2 hours (120 minutes). If individual participants wish to participate in the event, they must use this site or by any other means to join teams and find an adult responsible person for this team.
Registration will start on this site from the moment it appears and will continue
until 14:00 Wednesday September 11, 2019.
After that, the distribution of the teams admitted to participation in the audiences, the exact start time of the competition and other information will be given.
Be careful, for the correct and correct registration of each team, you should fill in the following fields:
- 2010–12 Ukrainian Cup
- Team name (or team captain's last name or name) – one word
- Team members (surnames and names)
- Contact person responsible for the team (math teacher, club leader, team organizer, parent, etc.)
- Contact phone number (won't show on site)
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