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Racing home on keyboards

Racing home on keyboards

IOI 2019
During the 5-hour long layover in Doha, Kevin made many of our past AIIO sets public, and the team quickly pulled out their trusty laptops, and began racing each other to solve these problems as quickly as possible.

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Drama to a Close

Drama to a Close

IOI 2019
We woke up to some drama and another nervous wait this morning... Much to our relief, though more points were awarded, the medal cutoffs, were confirmed as not having changed, so it was official - Australia has won a Gold, a Silver, and two Bronze medals at this year's IOI!

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Camels and Horses

Camels and Horses

IOI 2019
With the competition done and dusted, today was the second full excursion day of this IOI. Off to a late start - due to the weather (though I reckon everyone could have done with it anyway), the leaders visited a 12th century historic village (called Qala). This village was an archaeological site, with many ancient relics, and reconstructions of historic houses.

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Contest day 2: A clean sweep!

Contest day 2: A clean sweep!

IOI 2019
I am writing this completely overjoyed by the performance of our IOI team for this year! Based on provisional results (subject to changes resulting from appeals, though these are usually few), Angus has won a Gold medal, Timmy a Silver medal, and Ryan and Tunan Bronze medals, placing 9th, 80th, 99th, and 150th at the IOI!

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On a roll

On a roll

IOI 2019
It was fascinating to see exhibitions of how traditional Azerbaijani carpets have been hand-woven throughout the centuries: our guide insisted that no authentic Azerbaijani carpet is ever woven by machine. In particular, we were told that an experienced craftsperson can only weave 5cm of length of these carpets in a single day!

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Contest day 1: Non-pizza lunch in pizza boxes

Contest day 1: Non-pizza lunch in pizza boxes

IOI 2019
The first competition day was the main event of today, which was particularly exciting, as it marked the first time Ryan, Timmy and Tunan sat an IOI exam. One of the things that sets the IOI apart from other olympiads is the existence of a live scoreboard, which is updated in real-time during the competition...

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#practice #snack #koala

#practice #snack #koala

IOI 2019
Students tested mundane things such as the support for C++ language features and feedback given by the system, to the more practical, such as timing how long it takes to receive a printout, how long it takes to be escorted to / from the bathroom, and evaluating the tastiness of the snacks that can be ordered through the competition system.

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Koala-ing ’round

Koala-ing ’round

IOI 2019
Today marks the official arrivals day for the IOI! Kevin, Donna and I spent a rather eventful morning looking for SIM cards for our phones, while students met and bonded with members of the Croatian team over Uno.

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Roaming Baku

Roaming Baku

IOI 2019
Fidan led us through the Baku Metro, and along a tour of Icherisheher (the old city centre), where we went up the 12th century Maiden Tower and saw an excellent view of Baku.

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Departure

Departure

IOI 2019
The wait at the airport saw the team attempting to maximise the volume of water collected from the faulty tap near gate 10. We also enjoyed Kevin's amazing commentary on touchscreen air hockey played by two toddlers. It was a true shame that I forgot to take a video of that despite being the keeper of the GoPro.

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Timmy’s birthday

Timmy’s birthday

IOI 2019
Today is my last full day with the IOI team, and what a week it has been. Following a five hour exam where I saw my first splash of the elusive CMS green colour (indicating that we had gotten a full score of 100 on a problem), we went to a nice Cuban cafe where we were joined by Ray Li, who came to pass along some words of wisdom regarding how to handle big exams.

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Concave corners

Concave corners

IOI 2019
Getting subtasks was a focus for the whole team, with the risk of push-ups if we missed points we should have gotten. Fortunately, everyone was able to score a good amount of points on all the problems and we were spared from having to do push-ups.

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Black or Cyan?

Black or Cyan?

IOI 2019
Tonight's game was based off of the first question of today's exam -- given a rectangular grid of squares coloured either black or cyan, find an arrangement using the least number of non-overlapping rectangles which covers all cyan squares and doesn't cover any black squares.

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Wet, Wet, Wet

Wet, Wet, Wet

IOI 2019
CEOI day 2 was the trial exam for today. The problems were interesting and more difficult than those in the previous trial exams. After the trial exam we, had our customary frisbee session. This time, we had a person in the middle of the cycle / circle trying to fail the others and replace them.

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Phones down, thumbs up

Phones down, thumbs up

IOI 2019
Today was the rest day between the two CEOI days, our rest being a different 5-hour exam... After the exam, we decided to play a bipartite graph version of frisbee, before switching to the even easier cycle graph version, a phenomena Kevin likened to solving subtasks.

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Let the games begin

Let the games begin

IOI 2019
And by guessing the great number of 1011337101 I gained the highest score in the sacred blog game, and hence the privilege of writing the blog post for Day 1...

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“Can I write it?”

“Can I write it?”

IOI 2019
This blog post accounts for the highlights of the IOI team's first day of training at the pre-departure camp ,...
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IMO 2019: counting down…

IMO 2019: counting down…

IMO 2019
Welcome! Here is a summary of the recent trip to Bath for the 2019 IMO, counting down to The Mathematics...
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Olympiad team’s success highlights bright future for women in maths

EGMO 2019
24 April 2019 This month, four talented Aussie girls represented Australia in the 2019 European Girls Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO) in...
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Maths for me: Running the Challenge

Maths for me: Running the Challenge

Maths for me
By Anna Nakos, AMC State Director, SA It is just wonderful at the start of a year to hear a...
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Australia comes equal 14th at EGMO 2019!

Australia comes equal 14th at EGMO 2019!

EGMO 2019
Coincidentally colour-coordinated in Ukrainian colours, Thanom and Michelle were up bright and early for coordination. By (late) breakfast all of...
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Aus claims front row seats for contest

Aus claims front row seats for contest

EGMO 2019
(Apologies for the extensive delay for the second half of the blog posts!) The morning of Day 1 of the...
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Cat statues, Mathematigerinnen and koalas – oh(pening cere)m(on)y

Cat statues, Mathematigerinnen and koalas – oh(pening cere)m(on)y

EGMO 2019
After a mostly good night's sleep, broken only by Eugeniya's penchant for accidentally turning room lighting on in her sleep,...
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Arrivals day and time for our koalas to come out to play

Arrivals day and time for our koalas to come out to play

EGMO 2019
With the arrival of 49 other teams from all over the world, it was definitely time for the koalas to...
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Like nifflers in search of all things shiny

Like nifflers in search of all things shiny

EGMO 2019
Saturday morning brought more delicious breads and far too much choice with even butter requiring a decision to be made....
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From Down Under to Kyiv in 24 hours

From Down Under to Kyiv in 24 hours

EGMO 2019
Here are some photos and stories from our 24-hour journey from one side of the globe to the other. Super...
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March Camp 2019

March Camp 2019

EGMO 2019
The 2019 AMOC Selection School and the final bit of training for the 2019 EGMO team was held at Naamaroo, Lane...
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Meet our EGMO team!

Meet our EGMO team!

EGMO 2019
Eugeniya Artemova Year 12, Presbyterian Ladies’ College, VIC Eugeniya’s love of mathematics has been nurtured by her parents from a...
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Kyiv 2019, here we come!

Kyiv 2019, here we come!

EGMO 2019
Introducing the Australian EGMO Team of 2019: Vicky Feng, Eva Ge, Grace He, Mikaela Gray (reserve), and Eugeniya Artemova! Thank...
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Goodbye and thank you, Japan

Goodbye and thank you, Japan

IOI 2018
Congratulations to the Australian team!   Well done to Albert, Angus, Jacob and Jerry - you've all done a heckuva job!...
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Tokyo and a whole bunch of definitions

Tokyo and a whole bunch of definitions

IOI 2018
After two days of hard competition yakka, the team hopped on a semi-rapid (please define ‘semi-rapid’) train into Tokyo. First...
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A corner is a corner . . .isn’t it?

A corner is a corner . . .isn’t it?

IOI 2018
Congratulations Albert, Angus, Jacob and Jerry on completing Day 1! It’s a great competition this year with everything finely balanced...
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Breaking things

Breaking things

IOI 2018
Today started with the IOI Opening Ceremony.  The event was kicked off by an introduction from the IOI 2018 animated...
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A rose by any other name. . .

A rose by any other name. . .

IOI 2018
SUB-i-a-co or Sub-i-A(h)-co? The correct pronunciation of Perth’s famous north-northwesterly suburb was the subject of a debate that nearly ripped...
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T-minus 45 minutes

T-minus 45 minutes

IOI 2018
Before shipping out, the team met for its traditional final pre-IOI dinner at the local curry joint in Randwick.  There,...
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Easy Hard Sad Happy

Easy Hard Sad Happy

IOI 2018
Albert, Angus, Jacob, Jerry and Marcus have been hard at pre-IOI training in Sydney since last Thursday. Today’s the last...
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Detective Tom and the mystery of the blood nose(s)

Detective Tom and the mystery of the blood nose(s)

IMO 2018
The flight from Munich to Cluj-Napoca ...

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Heading to IMO

Heading to IMO

IMO 2018
Up at 3.00am this morning for the flight to Cluj and the IMO proper after a week training with the...
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The great IMO mountain race

The great IMO mountain race

IMO 2018
Guest blog post by Charles and Wen! "In the great Budapest mountains, before the dawn of the twenty second century,...
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Long Haul Flights & Riverside Sights

Long Haul Flights & Riverside Sights

IMO 2018
Saturday night saw the team members congregating in Perth, ready for a long journey to Budapest! Qantas, reliable as always,...
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The Journey Begins

The Journey Begins

IMO 2018
Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton
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