Nic Kroon is currently in Thailand representing South Africa at the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), which is aimed at high school pupils and is held every year in a different country.
The first of these Olympiad’s was held in 1959 in Romania with only seven countries participating. It has over the years expanded to include over a 100 countries from five different continents.
The format of the paper consists of six problems which are each worth seven points. No calculators are allowed and the examination takes place over two consecutive days where the pupils are given four-and-a-half hours to solve three problems per day.
We wish Nic the best of luck and we know that he will not only do St Andrew’s College proud, but also South Africa!