Unprecedented success of the Israeli team at the European Mathematics Olympiad

 Unprecedented success of the Israeli team at the European Mathematics Olympiad

At the European Mathematics Olympiad for Girls, which was held in Hungary, for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic with the direct presence of participants, the Israeli team achieved unprecedented success. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Education and the Center for Scientists of the Future.

The whole team won medals. Noga Friedman received “gold” and took third place in the world ranking among all participants.

This year 222 girls from 56 countries of the world took part in the Olympiad. Israel took the 9th place overall.

The Israeli national team consisted of:

Noga Fridman, 10th grade, Rehovot, De Shalit school; – gold medal, third place in the ranking;

Noga Levin, 12th grade, Tel Aviv, Ironi Dalet School – Bronze medal;

Yaara Shulman, 11th grade, Herzliya, HaRishonim School – bronze medal;

Tamar Peer, 11th grade, Herzliya, Ha-Rishonim School – bronze medal.

The European Mathematics Olympiad for Girls has been held since 2012, Israel is participating in it for the seventh time, for the first time Israeli schoolchildren participated in 2016. This year the Hungarian team was in the lead.

The competition was held over two days, each day the participants had to solve problems for 4.5 hours. They were asked to answer three questions of a high level of complexity from the field of elementary mathematics — algebra, combinatorics, geometry and number theory.

The Ministry of Education and the Maimonides Foundation's Center for Future Scholars are leading the preparation of Israeli teams for participation in international science olympiads, as part of a joint project. The team of girls who participated in the Mathematical Olympiad was prepared by the teachers of the Weizmann Institute, the supervisor was Professor Abraham Aizenbud, the coach — Lev Radzivilovskiy. The team was accompanied by Dr. Dan Carmon and Dr. Miriam Farber.

Minister of Education Dr. Yifat Shasha-Biton said, “Congratulations to the Israeli team on their impressive achievement. The team, the Israeli education system and the whole country are proud of you. Your unparalleled success is inspiring and I hope many students follow your path.

Dr. Shimshon Shoshani, head of the Center for Future Scholars, said: “We are proud of this inspiring achievement by the Israeli team of schoolgirls who represent the State of Israel with dignity. The success of the schoolgirls is a remarkable proof of the importance of the investment and collaboration between the Ministry of Education and the Maimonides Foundation's Center for Future Scholars. I am sure that schoolgirls will have important achievements and scientific breakthroughs that will ensure Israel's leadership in various fields.

Weizmann Institute President Prof. Alon Hen said: “I congratulate the Israeli team on their outstanding success at the European Mathematics Olympiad for Girls. The coronavirus forced us to hold virtual meetings for two years, so this year it was especially nice that the participants were directly present at the Olympiad, and we coped with all the difficulties perfectly. We are proud to support Israeli teams competing in the Science Olympiads. The zeal and determination of the team members inspire, and I hope that, thanks to them, other girls will become interested in the exact sciences. The Weizmann Institute attaches great importance to the popularization of science and is pleased to contribute to the preparation of a new generation of scientists. “Unprecedented success of the Israeli team at the European Mathematics Olympiad” />

 Unprecedented success of the Israeli team at the European Mathematics Olympiad

 Unprecedented success of the Israeli team at the European Mathematics Olympiad

 Unprecedented success of the Israeli team at the European Mathematics Olympiad

Photo: Center for Future Scientists

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