Jul 19 2010
July 19, 2010 Haaretz
The five Israeli competitors came home from the competition in Kazakhstan last week with one silver medal, one bronze and two honorable mentions.
Prof. Shay Gueron, from the Mathematics Department of the University of Haifa, has headed the Israeli delegation for 17 years, selecting its members and readying them for competition. The first round of selection, which is open to all, had 1,600 hopefuls from around the country. The top achievers in statewide contests are invited to attend training camps and workshops. They are given study material and submit work in order to vie for a spot on the team.