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4th MVMNC Mechanics

Since 2021, MATH-Inic Philippines annually organizes two annual national competitions to promote Vedic Mathematics(VM) in Philippine schools: the MATH-Inic Vedic Mathematics National Challenge(MVMNC) and the Philippine National Vedic Mathematics Olympiad (PNVMO). VM is a complete, simplified, and unified system of mathematics which is fast gaining popularity worldwide.

The MVMNC and PNVMO are part of MATH-Inic Philippines’ efforts to help improve our math education system, which is among the poorest in the world, based on the latest PISA assessments. Specifically, these competitions aim to

  1. Improve the learners’ appreciation of mathematics.
  2. Show that math can be fun, fast, and easy.
  3. Train the participants to use flexible VM solutions rather than the rigid conventional solutions to solve common problems.
  4. Encourage the learners to think of creative approaches to new types of problems.
  5. Show that basic arithmetic principles are applicable in higher math.
  6. Provide excellent training to compete in the International Vedic Mathematics Olympiad, which is the most prestigious VM competition in the world.

The MVMNCs focus on teaching the VM basics while the PNVMOs aim to develop speed in computing.

4th MATH-Inic Vedic Mathematics National Challenge   

Date: April 20, 2024

Time: 10:00 to 11:00 AM*

Mechanics:

  1. The competition will be online, using Google Quiz, and the conduct of the participants will be monitored by the area facilitators and their assistants.

The use of one or two devices may be required, depending on the set-up to be implemented in the center. Contestants taking the test in their own homes need to have two devices: one, to access the Google Quiz and the other gadget, with a camera, so that he or she can be observed by the facilitator.

The participants may also be gathered in a room with a reliable internet connection where the facilitator can watch them. In this case, only one device is needed to connect to Google quiz.

A combination of the two may be adapted in a center.

  • The competitions will be in six categories based on the age of the contestants on November 30, 2024:
  • Beginners: 9 years or younger (born after Nov 30, 2014) 
  • Primary: 11 years or younger (born after Nov 30, 2012)
  • Juniors: 13 years or younger (born after Nov 30, 2010)
  • Intermediate: 16 years or younger (born after Nov 30, 2007)
  • Seniors: 18 years or younger (born after Nov 30, 2005)
  • Open: any age
  • The participants will be given 60 minutes to answer forty multiple choice questions in Google Quiz. Correct answers to
  • questions 1 to 25 will be given two points each,
  • questions 26 to 35 will be given three points each, and
  • questions 36 to 40 will be given four points each.
  • The top 30% of the competitors in each category will be given Certificate of Recognition and  specially molded 2 1/2” Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals in the ratio of 1:2:3.
  • The next 30% will receive a Certificate of Merit each.
  • The non-winners will each receive a Certificate of Participation.
  • Most questions can be answered using the traditional methods, but knowledge of Vedic Math is an advantage. Some questions cannot be solved without knowledge of VM sutras and techniques.

Registration: The participants shall register with and pay the registration fee of P300 to the accredited Area Facilitator in their school, district, or division not later than April 10, 2024.

Coverage: The coverage shall be the same as that of IVMO 2023. The coverage of the Beginners and Primary categories in the 3rd MVMNC which are referred to as Primary B and Primary A in the IVMO are the same, but the figures and the problems to be given in the Beginners group would be easier to solve than those in the Primary group. The Seniors and Open Categories will also have the same coverage.

Beginners and Primary:

  • Four basic arithmetic operations on whole numbers, fractions, and decimals
  • Simple divisibility rules: 2, 4, 8, 3, 6, 9, 5, 10
  • Digit sums
  • Doubling and halving
  • Nikhilam Multiplication
  • Squaring numbers ending in 5
  • Multiplying “complementary numbers”
  • Vertically and crosswise multiplication.
  • Nikhilam Multiplication
  • HCF and LCD using vertically and Crosswise
  • Linear sequences
  • Area and perimeter of simple shapes
  • Primes, square and triangular numbers

Sutras involved:

  • All from 9 and the last from 10
  • Vertically and Crosswise
  • By one more than the one before
  • Proportionately
  • By Addition and by subtraction
  • By observation
  • By the Last digits

Juniors:

  • Four basic arithmetic operations on whole numbers, fractions, and decimals
  • Fractions to decimal conversion and vice versa
  • Squaring numbers close to a base
  • Using bar numbers
  • Paravartya division
  • Straight division with 2-digit divisors
  • Percentages
  • Direct and indirect proportion
  • Finding the nth term in a linear sequence
  • Linear equations
  • Simple rules of indices
  • Mean, median and mode
  • Area and circumference of a circle
  • Volume and surface Areas
  • Angles in parallel lines, triangles, and quadrilaterals

Sutras Involved:

  • Deficiency
  • Transpose and Adjust
  • On the Flag
  • By Elimination and Retention
  • All the multipliers

Intermediate:

  • Converting fractions with denominators ending in 9 into decimals
  • Conversion of partially recurring decimals into fractions
  • Straight division with 3-digit divisors
  • Simultaneous linear equations
  • Quadratic equations
  • Nth terms for quadratic sequences
  • Completing the square
  • Difference of two squares
  • Cubing 2-digit numbers
  • Combined ratios
  • Polynomial division with binomial divisors
  • Polynomial multiplication
  • Factor theorem
  • Indices (including fractional and negative)
  • Using last digits to check the answer
  • Angles in polygons
  • Equations of straight lines
  • Similar areas and volumes

Sutras Involved:

  • By completion or non-completion
  • Particular and the general
  • Product of the means, product of the extremes

Open:

  • Coefficients in polynomial products
  • Using the first and last terms in polynomials
  • Series expansion in polynomials
  • Application of discriminants in quadratics
  • Divisibility by osculation
  • Logarithmic and exponential functions
  • Inverse functions
  • Method of differences
  • Areas of shapes in coordinate axes
  • Equations of circles

Seniors

  • Triples
  • Pythagorean triples
  • Triple Geometry
  • Addition and subtraction of angles
  • Geometric problems involving triples
  • Calculus
  • Chain rule
  • Integration to find areas
  • Product and quotient rules
  • Partial fractions

Sutra involved:

Differential Calculus

Area Facilitators and Trainers:

  1. The Area Facilitators(AFs) may be accredited for a school, a district, or a division. The are also Facilitators-at-Large for those areas with no AFs.
  • The AFs are responsible for inviting learners and teachers to join, supervising their training, and administering the 4th MVMNC in their area.
  •  until March 20, 2024. Registration Fee is P1,000.
  • Once registered for the 4th MVMNC, the AFs are:
  1. Exempted from paying the AF fee for the 5th PNVMO in September 2024.
  2. Automatically be considered as affiliate of MATH-Inic Philippines and entitled to discounts and commissions for purchases of MATH-Inic products and courses. A page profile will be created for every affiliate which can be posted in social media.
  3. Entitled to enroll for free in any of the three review “courses” offered by MATH-Inic Online.
  • Aside from the Area Facilitators, other teachers may help in the training of participants but only those who have completed the Vedic Mathematics Teacher Training Course (VMTTC) or who have passed the Foundation Level: Distinction assessment of the Institute for the Advancement of Vedic Mathematics (IAVM) will receive their certificate as coach.

The schedule for the IAVM assessments is included in the4th MVMNC timeline. A VMTTC class may be opened this March by Math2Shine depending on the demand.

  • A special 5-session webinar on VM basics will be conducted for free for trainers under a registered AF. Due to limited slots, priority will be given to trainers with five or more participants. Registration for this webinar will be announced thru the AFs.

Review Materials:

There are a lot of review materials available for students and teachers:

Free Resources:

  1. Files section of the Philippine National Vedic Math Olympiad FB page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/419302608636234)
  2. Website of the Institute for the advancement of Vedic Mathematics (https://instavm.org/competitions/)
  3. Blogs section of the MATH-Inic Philippines site (https://www.math-inic.com/)
  4. MATH-Inic Newsletter. Subscribe now at https://bit.ly/MathinicNewsSignup

Other resources: write to MATH-Inic Philippines (https://www.facebook.com/MATHInicPhils) for more information.

  1. Books by MATH-Inic Publishing:
  2. 25 Math Short Cuts – P400
  3. Algebra Made Easy as Arithmetic – P400
  4. Inspirational Maths from India – P500
  5. Review Courses offered by MATH-Inic Online (P3,000 each)
  6. VMTTC webinars – 9 videos
  7. IVMO Q &A – 7 videos
  8. VMO Topics – 10 videos

Other Awards:

  1. Every Area Facilitator will receive a Certificate of Recognition form MATH-Inic Philippines.
  • Accredited  coaches shall receive their Certificate of Recognition
  • Each participating school or division will receive a Certificate of Appreciation.
  • Additional special awards may be given at the discretion of the organizer.

Please write to competitions@math-inic.com for further details.

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