Steve Warry, an enthusiastic teacher of the Alice Smith School, Kuala Lumpur had a belief that Mathematics could be a ‘spectator sport’. In pursuit of this, he organised the South East Asian Mathematics Competition (SEAMC) for March 2001. Tragically, he passed away the week prior to the competition, but the event went ahead and Steve’s dream became a reality.
SEAMC evolved into an annual 2-day event organised by local volunteer teachers on a rotational basis throughout the region. Hundreds of international school students, aged 15 or younger, and their teachers come together for a long weekend (usually at the end of February / early March) each year to share their enthusiasm for Mathematics and problem solving. Each school enters two teams of three students and the Warry Cup is awarded to the overall winning team each year.
With the continual growth of SEAMC, 2014 and 2015 saw the first ever North East Asian Mathematics Competition (NEAMC) in Nanjing, China, followed by the 2016 event in Shanghai. The 2017 event will take place in Tokyo.
If your school is interested in attending NEAMC please email firstname.lastname@example.org
NEAMC will have five core rounds with the host school adding more bespoke rounds according to facilities and resources available. The five core rounds are:
While there exists a healthy competitive spirit, emphasis is on providing opportunities to build friendships with peers from other schools. This is emphasized through the buddy team rounds.