Louisians reap awards in international math tilts

Two Elementary pupils of the University of Saint Louis garnered awards in international math competitions, one held in Hong Kong and the other in Guilin, China.

Raphael Paulo B. Calubaquib, Grade VI, bagged a bronze medal in the International Mathematics Wizards Challenge (IMWiC) held in Hong Kong on Aug. 9-12, 2015.

Ma. Dominique M. Beltran, Grade V, won a merit award in the 2015 World Mathematics Invitational (WMI) held in Guilin, China on Aug. 8-12, 2015.

Calubaquib (2nd from right)

Endowed with numerical acumen, Calubaquib and Beltran are members of the Mathematics Trainers’ Guild (MTG), Philippines. They both passed the rigid selection of the Mathematics Development Academy of the Philippines (MathDAP) held in Baguio City on April 6-9, 2015 where Calubaquib was one of the identified qualifiers and Beltran as one of the alternates.

The two pupils’ remarkable performance in the series of training sessions conducted by MTG Philippines at the Philippine Institute of Quezon City (PIQC) on April 20-May 23, 2015 qualified them to represent the Philippines together with other Filipino qualifiers in the international competitions.

The Philippine team bagged 12 gold, 37 silver and 89 bronze medals as well as 63 merit awards to finish second place overall in the IMWiC. China topped the contest with 16 gold medals. Meanwhile, in the 2015 WMI, the Philippine team bagged three gold and 19 bronze medals plus 30 merit awards.