Fair competition? Math Alympiad preliminary 2009  © freudenthal institute  13 views  Home  
Fair competition? Usually, in competitions between sports clubs from different towns the clubs play against each other once. That means that, over the course of a season, each club will play several away matches, as well as home matches. In this assignment, we will take a closer look at a number of different competition setups. We will take a look at the UEFA Cup for the season 2004  2005. This is an international football competition, organised by UEFA (Union of European Football Associations), where the participating teams are divided into groups of five to play a mutual competition. In this competition the teams all play each other once. In addition all teams play two home matches and two away matches. 
Math Alympiad The Mathematics Alympiad is a realworldmathematicsproblemsolving competition for teams of students forom uppe secondary schooles, with open ended assignments. The open assignments are designed by the Alympiad committee, a committee residing at the Freudenthal Institute of Utrecht University in the Netherlands, that organizes the Mathematics Alympiad since 1989. The aim is to elicit students to think mathematically, to solve openended unfamiliar problems in a creative way, to model, structure and represent problems and solutions, to work collaboratively and to communicate about mathematics. The task is set in a nonmathematical real life (often work related) situation that asks for mathematical modelling and problem solving. The final product is a report fitting the reallife context of the task. Math in teams During the Dutch Mathematics Day Contest students work in teams of about 3 to 4 members on an open mathematical problem solving task during a couple of hours. The product of this work is a report (and sometimes a presentation). 
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