Keean Tang is SIMOC’s Grade 10 Overall 2nd Runnerup

November 25, 2020

Representing the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila Senior High School mathletes Keean Tang (11-Torres) and Chryss Bersabal (11-Realino) won multiple medal awards each for the country in the three divisions of the Singapore International Math Olympiad Challenge (SIMOC). Keean was named Overall 2nd Runnerup in the Grade 10 division thanks to an award haul that included a gold in the Math Olympiad, a silver in the team-based Mind Sports Challenge, and a bronze in the team-based Math Master Mind. Chryss won a gold in Math Master Mind, a bronze in Mind Sports Challenge, and an honorable mention in the Math Olympiad.  

Held online on October 24, the SIMOC is a unique mathematics competition which not only tests the students’ ability to solve mathematical problems on pen and paper, but also tests their ability to work as a team to play interactive mathematical games and solve puzzles. SIMOC gives participants an opportunity to compete with top mathematical talents from around the world and learn from one another as a team. SIMOC’s three categories are:

  • Math Olympiad for grades 2 to 10 (individual) 
  • Math Master Mind (team based)
  • Mind Sports Challenge (team based)

The Philippines placed 3rd overall in SIMOC, behind champion Singapore and 1st runner-up Vietnam.