Presented by the Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science & Technology, The University of the West Indies
The Jamaican Mathematical Olympiad (JMO) comprises three Divisions: the Senior Mathematical Olympiad, the Junior Mathematical Olympiad, and the International Division. The Senior Olympiad is a national competition held in four rounds for high school students (Grades 7-11). After the fourth and final round, the Department of Mathematics names national mathematics champions for each grade. The Junior Olympiad is also held in four rounds, and is for upper primary students (Grades 4-6). After the fourth and final round, the Department of Mathematics names national mathematics champions for each grade. The International Division recruits and prepares Jamaican teams for international competitions each year. Currently, the International Division participates in two regional Olympiads each year. One, for students aged 16 and under, is called the Central American and Caribbean Mathematical Olympiad. The other, for students aged 18 and under, is called the Iberoamerican Mathematical Olympiad.
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Jamaican Mathematical Olympiad 2021 Competition
Our Jamaican Mathematical Olympiad 2021 Competition qualifying rounds commenced in March 12, 2021 for the Senior (High School level) competition April 15, 2021 for the Junior (Primary Level). Due to the pandemic, both competitions were reduced to three rounds from four previously utilized. In order to facilitate the hosting of the competitions the department reached out to the Mona Information Technology Services (MITS) to develop a new online platform tailored to the needs of the competitions. Utilizing this platform, students were able to sit examinations remotely. The final examinations were both held face to face with the junior level being offered at their schools under proctored condition and the senior to appear at the UWI, Mona Campus, or the UWI, Western Jamaica Campus where strict safety protocols were successfully observed. From the senior competition a team was selected to participate in the Regional International Competition to be held virtually August 9-14th, 2021. This year New Fortress Energy came on board as a title sponsor for both the senior and junior competitions with other key sponsors such as First Caribbean International Bank, Caribbean Actuarial Society, and KRYS Global, Caribbean Actuarial Society, Insurance Association of Jamaica and Actman International. We express our sincere gratitude to all.
The Jamaican Mathematical Olympiad is pleased to announce the 2021 Jamaican Mathematical Olympiad Team. They are:
Shellane Shettleworth, Montego Bay High School Aayush Jain, Ardenne High School
This team competed in the XXIII Central American and Caribbean Mathematical Olympiad (OMCC) held from August 9-14, 2021. It was organized by the Columbian Mathematical Olympiad and was held online for the second time.
One Jamaican student, Aayush Jain, received a Bronze Medal. This was only Jamaica’s fourth medal since 2010 and first since 2016.
A total of 12 countries from Central America and the Caribbean participated in the the XXIII OMCC:
Columbia, Costa Rica, The Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela.
Jamaica has participated in the OMCC continuously since 2010, and continues to be the only English-speaking country in this year’s event.
New Fortress Energy powers Jamaican Mathematical Olympiads with J$1M Sponsorship. Click here
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We express our sincere gratitude to all our sponsors and the MITS teams for their support.