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The Bangladesh Mathematical Olympiad is an annual mathematical competition arranged for school and college students to nourish their interest and capabilities for mathematics. It has been regularly organized by the Bangladesh Math Olympiad Committee since 2001. The first Math Olympiad was held in Shahjalal University of Science and Technology. Mohammad Kaykobad, Muhammad Zafar Iqbal and Munir Hasan were instrumental in its establishment.

With the endeavor of the members of the committee, the daily newspaper Prothom Alo and the Dutch Bangla Bank Limited, the committee promptly achieved its primary goal – to send a team to the International Mathematical Olympiad. Bangladeshi students have participated in the International Mathematical Olympiad since 2005.

Besides arranging Divisional and National Math Olympiads, the committee extends its cooperation to all interested groups and individuals who want to arrange a Mathematics Olympiad. The Bangladesh Math Olympiad and the selection of the Bangladeshi national team for the International Mathematical Olympiad is bounded by rules set by the Olympiad Committee. The Bangladesh Mathematical Olympiad is open for school and college students from the country. The competitions usually take place around December–January–February. In the 2014 International Mathematical Olympiad, the Bangladesh team achieved one silver, one bronze and four honorable mentions, placing the country at 53 among 101 participating countries.[1] In the 2015 International Mathematical Olympiad, the Bangladesh team achieved one silver, four bronze and one honorable mention, finishing in 33rd place.[2] Ahmed Zawad Chowdhury, who previously won a silver and a bronze in 2017 and 2016, helped Bangladesh win a gold medal for the first time in the 2018 International Mathematical Olympiad. He had previously missed a gold medal in 2017 by only two marks.

Format

The students are divided into four academic categories:

Primary: Class 3-5
Junior: Class 6-8
Secondary: Class 9-10
Higher Secondary: Class 11–12

Selection Round:

After achieving 1st gold medal in international Mathematics Olympiad in 2018, the competition spread all over the country. They took selection round in 64 districts of Bangladesh in 2019.In 2020,They have taken this competition in online in 29 February.The selected participant of selection round can attend in regional competition.
Regional Olympiad

The country is divided in 24 regions for the Regional Olympiad. In each division except Dhaka, nearly 60 students among 1000 participants are selected for the National Olympiad. In Dhaka, the number of participants is more than 3000 and 100–150 are selected for the National Olympiad. In all of the problems in the Regional Olympiad, only the final answers are necessary.
National Olympiad

In the National Olympiad, the top 71 participants are given prizes. The time given for solving the problems depends on the category: 2 hours for the Primary category, 3 hours for the Junior category, and 4 hours for the Secondary and Higher Secondary category.
National Math Camp

A group for the National Math Camp is selected from the winners of the National Olympiad.
Medal winners in International Mathematical Olympiad

For every year since 2005, Bangladeshi students have participated in the International Mathematical Olympiad. Samin Riasat and Nazia Chowdhury won bronze medals for Bangladesh in 2009. Dhananjoy Biswas won the first silver medal for Bangladesh in 2012.

The following is the full list of medal winners from Bangladesh:

Year Name of the Recipient Medal
2009 Samin Riasat Bronze
Nazia Chowdhury Bronze
2010 Tarik Adnan Bronze
2011 Dhananjoy Biswas Bronze
2012 Dhananjoy Biswas Silver
Sourav Das Bronze
Nur Muhammad Shafiullah Bronze
2013 Nur Muhammad Shafiullah Bronze
Adib Hasan Bronze
Sourav Das Bronze
2014 Nur Muhammad Shafiullah Silver
Adib Hasan Bronze
2015 Md Sanzeed Anwar Silver
Adib Hasan Bronze
Asif E Elahi Bronze
Md Sabbir Rahman Bronze
Sazid Akhter Turzo Bronze
2016 Asif E Elahi Silver
Ahmed Zawad Chowdhury Bronze
Md Sabbir Rahman Bronze
Sazid Akhter Turzo Bronze
S M Nayeemul Islam Swad Honourable Mention
Md Sanzeed Anwar Honourable Mention
2017 Asif E Elahi Silver
Ahmed Zawad Chowdhury Silver
Rahul Saha Bronze
Tamzid Morshed Rubab Bronze
S M Nayeemul Islam Swad Honourable Mention
Md Sabbir Rahman Honourable Mention
2018 Ahmed Zawad Chowdhury Gold
Thanic Nur Samin Bronze
Joydip Saha Bronze
Tamzid Morshed Rubab Bronze
2019 M. Ahsan Al Mahir Bronze

References

"Bangladesh wins silver and bronze at 55th Mathematics Olympiad". Retrieved 16 August 2015.
"Persistence of Contestants BGD". Retrieved 16 August 2015.

Mathematics Encyclopedia

Hellenica World - Scientific Library

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