13 September 2006

History of SEAMC

What is SEAMC?
SEAMC is an annual international mathematics competition aimed at 14 and 15 year old students. Schools send one or two teams of three students for a rigorous two days of mathematical challenges and fun activities centered around mathematics ..... yes, math(s) can be fun.
There are individual rounds, team rounds, presentations by a guest mathematician, team challenges, While there exists a healthy competitive spirit, emphasis is on providing students with opportunities to build friendships with peers from other schools. The competition is non-profit.

Who are eligible?
Participants must be students in a South East Asia school, in the past, schools from China, Thailand, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Nepal have sent teams.

How did it all start?
The competition was started back in 2001 by Steve Warry of Garden International School in Malaysia and, in his honor, The Warry Cup is awarded to the overall winning team each year. The school holding the Warry Cup at this time is King George V School of Hong Kong.
... it would be great to have a photo of the founder here .. anyone have one?


At 7:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Steve Warry who organised the first SEAMC+ (yes, it did have a + at the time) worked at Alice Smith School in KL Malaysia, not Garden INternational School, but sadly dies before the event. I was part of the Maths department at the time. In fact I have just found my first ever PowerPoint presentation on your site, with past questions. I then went to the second SEAMC in Hong Kong. I have now returned to the region, and am really looking forward to Thursday as I am bringing a team to this Year's event. Looking forward to it!!


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