Students of NI ISTU became the third in the team championship of All-Rusian Olympiad on Mathematics. The second place was won by the representatives of the Moscow State Technical University named after H.E. Bauman. The best team is the team of National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University. In addition, the asset of Irkutsk students has two diplomas of third degree and one of second degree in the individual competition.
All-Russian Olympiad on Mathematics was held in ISTU on May 16. The participants were students of six universities from five cities of the Russian Federation: NI ISTU, IrGUPS (Irkutsk), MSTU named after N.E. Bauman (Moscow), NI TPU (Tomsk), NGASU (Novosibirsk), ZabIZhT - branch IrGUPS (Chita). 35 people, 13 of which - foreign citizens studying in Russia fought for the victory.
Acccording to the Head of the subdepartment of Mathematics at ISTU, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Valeriy Vlasov, Olympiad is held annually at the University for over ten years. The peculiarity of the Olympic Games in ISTU is that the participation is taken by not only the students of primary years, but also the older students. According to V. Vlasov, it is important not to "lose talent" after the guys complete a general math course provided in a degree program.
"Olympiad tasks are divided into three blocks: for members of I, II, and III-V years”, says V. Vlasov. “Prize-winners and winners of individual competition are determined separately in each group of contestants. The leader of the team is determined by adding up the points. Herewith one (best) work of a representative of each age subgroup of the team is calculated as well. "
Another "know-how" of students of intellectual competitions in mathematics is the general testing. "Before we can begin to start solving the Olympiad tasks, all participants, regardless of age, are invited to perform a single fifteen-minute test to check the overall preparedness of the subject. The test includes questions that reflect the basic knowledge. Score for it is higher, and then more tasks are solved by a contestant in the allotted time. The results of a test are recorded in the final results of the Olympiad ", said V. Vlasov.
V. Vlasov stresses that all Olympiad tasks and the tests are developing by teachers of the subdepartment of Mathematics at ISTU. The members of the advisory board of the Olympiad, which includes teachers - the leaders of all the participating teams, check the competition works. In this case, the names of competitors are hidden behind the special ciphers, and none of the inspectors knows whose job is appreciated by him.
According to the student having the diploma of the third degree in the individual competition, a first-year student of the subdepartment of Power Engineering at ISTU, Il’ya Tarasov, the tasks of the Olympiad seemed to be difficult to him: "For me, this is the first Olympiad of All-Russian level. The good thing is that it was held in my university, and we did not have to go anywhere. The familiar atmosphere has helped to achieve a result. I like to solve mathematical problems from my school days. I believe that more non-standard task is, the more interesting and fun to carry it out.
According to a representative of the winning team, winner of the second place in the individual competition, first-year student of NI TPU, Alexander Prozorov, Olympiad in ISTU was organized at excellent level. The assignments also received positive reviews.
"Of course, the tasks were not easy, but they were interesting and sovable”, said A. Prozorov. “We were confident in our abilities and expected to win, though, perhaps, all our competitors were worthy to win. For me, the value of such competitions is communication. It should be more Intramural competitions, because Internet Olympiad does not create such kind of atmosphere. "