Taiwan grabs 17 golds in math contest in Singapore


SINGAPORE — Taiwanese students have come away with 17 gold, 34 silver and 66 bronze medals from the 9th International Mathematics Competition (IMC) that concluded Sunday in Singapore.

A total of 1,165 elementary and junior high school students from 11 countries, including China, South Korea, the Philippines, India, Thailand and Iran, took part in this year’s IMC, with 166 contestants from Taiwan.

Fang Chen-hsien, the students’ chief chaperone, commented that Taiwan performs well every year because Taiwanese parents put a lot of emphasis on mathematics.