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International Mathematical Talent Search |

The International Mathematical Talent Search
(**IMTS**) is a
competitive year-round correspondence program in creative
mathematical problem solving at the secondary school level. It
is open to all students in every country at no cost. The
program parallels the USA Mathematical Talent Search
(**USAMTS**),
which was founded in 1989. The IMTS is featured as a regular
column in *Mathematics and Informatics Quarterly
( M&IQ)*,
which was initiated in 1991.

There are four rounds of five problems in each year of the IMTS. The rounds are numbered consecutively, and hence each participating country can specify the appropriate rounds for its academic year. Ideally, students are expected to submit solutions in the designated four rounds corresponding to their school year, and accumulate points accordingly. Thereby, with 5 points per problem, they can accumulate 100 points per year.

The solutions should be submitted to the appropriate member of
the
**International Panel of Judges**. In
case their country in not represented, we hereby request the
submission of solutions to the coordinator of the program, Dr.
George Berzsenyi, whose address is

Dr. George Berzsenyi, IMTS Coordinator

13226 Piute Trail

Pine, CO 80470-9557 USA

e-mail: GBerzsenyi@aol.com

Each submission should have a cover sheet identifying the student, his/her grade level, home address, country, and the school he/she attends. The solutions should be complete, well-written, and -- if sent (via air mail) to the above address -- in English. Submission criteria in the participating countries will be determined and publicized by the appropriate members of the International Panel of Judges.

This program was initiated in 1989 by Professor George Berzsenyi
and his colleagues in the Department of Mathematics at
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (RHIT) under the auspices
of the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications (COMAP)
via a regular column in COMAP's *Consortium*. The program
has been supported by RHIT, COMAP, and by grants awarded by the
Exxon Education Foundation, the National Science Foundation
(NSF), and by the National Security Agency (NSA). The program
was transferred to NSA and COMAP in 1997, and it is presently
directed by Dr. Gene Berg, the Mathematics Advisor to the Chief
Scientist of the NSA.

In addition to being regularly featured in *Consortium*,
the USAMTS also has a web site at the NSA, whose URL is

In addition to the problems (which are numbered differently,
but identical to those of the IMTS), the above web site also
includes solutions to the problems, as well as a detailed
description of the program's aims, history, and highlights. Moreover,
the
*USAMTS Newsletter*, which is published (and circulated
among the USAMTS participants) at the end of each round, is
also posted on this web site.

In addition to featuring the problems and solutions to the
problems of the IMTS (edited by Professor Berzsenyi), this international
publication contains a
variety of lively problem sections and interesting articles
appropriate for outstanding students at the secondary level.
For subscription information and for guidelines for prospective
authors, please see the following web site of the International
Olympiads in Informatics, maintained by Professor Tom Verhoeff
of The Netherlands:

The four issues of Volume 9 of *M&IQ*, to be published in
1999, will feature the problems of Rounds 32-35, and the
solutions of Rounds 29-32, respectively. Round 29 was the
equivalent of Round 1 / Year 10 of the USAMTS.

Students wishing to submit solutions to the problems of the
IMTS, should first check the following list for a judge
representing their country. If they find such a
representative, they should submit their solutions to that
person in accordance with the guidelines specified by him/her.
If their country is not represented, they should send their
solutions to the IMTS Coordinator, whose address is given in
the Program Description above.

Participants of the IMTS should be aware that the following list of judges is still evolving, and hence it is subject to frequent changes. We also wish to emphasize that at no time will there be any comparisons of the results or of the level of participation in different countries. The main purpose of the IMTS is to promote creative mathematical problem solving as an intellectual endeavor among students of similar interest, and to give them an opportunity to formulate their solutions in English, which is fast becoming the accepted language of mathematics.

Code |
Country |
Judge |
Address |

ARM | Armenia | Garnik Tonojan | Aygestan 9, Str.67, Apt. 34 375025 Yerevan |

AUS | Australia | Chris Harman | Department of Mathematics University of Southern Queensland Toowoomba QLD 4350 |

AUT | Austria | Robert Geretschläger | Breunergasse 23 8051 Graz |

BGR | Bulgaria | Borislav Lazarov | Institute of Mathematics G. Bonchev Str., Block 8 1113 Sofia |

CAN | Canada | Ed Barbeau | Department of Mathematics University of Toronto Toronto ONT M5S 1A1 |

CRO | Croatia | Zeljko Hanjs | Department of Mathematics University of Zagreb Bijenicka Cesta 30 10000 Zagreb |

CUB | Cuba | Luis Campistrous | Institute Central de Ciencias Pedagogicas Ministrie de Educacion, Obispo 160 La Haban Viejo Cuidad Habana 10100 |

CZR | Czech Republic | Jaroslav Flejberk | K. Krpaty 1384 Pardubice 53003 |

GER | Germany | Klaus Herzog | Neuprull 33 Regensburg 93051 |

HKG | Hong Kong | P.H. Cheung | Department of Curriculum Studies University of Hong Kong Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong |

HUN | Hungary | Lajos Pintér | Bolyai Intézet József Attila Tudományegyetem Aradi vértanuk tere 1, 6720 Szeged |

ICL | Iceland | Sverrir Thorvaldsson | Öldugötu 55 101 Reykjavík |

IND | India | Shailes Shirali | Rishi Valley School 517352 Rishi Valley Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh |

IRN | Iran | Ali Rejali | School of Mathematics Isfahan University of Technology 84156 Isfahan |

JPN | Japan | Hiroshi Okumura | Maebashi City College of Technology 460 Kamisadori Maebashi Gunma 371 |

ROK | Korea | Seung-Jin Bang | 516 Dong 202 Ho, Hanyang Apt. Sunae Dong Bundang Gu Seongnam-Si 463-020 |

LAT | Latvia | Agnis Andzans | Elizabetes Str. 69, ap.6 Riga - 11 |

LIT | Lithuania | Algirdas Zabulionis | Mathematics Department Vilnius University Naugarduko 24, Vilnius - 232006 |

OMA | Sult. of Oman | E.V. Krishnan | Department of Math. and Comp. Sultan Quaboos University P.O. Box 32486, Al Khod |

ROM | Romania | Károly Dáné | Lic. ``Al. Papiu Ilarian'' Str. Bernádi György nr. 12 4300 Tg. Mures |

RUS | Russia | Valeri Vavilov | Math. and Mech. Dept. Moscow University Leninskie Gori 119899 Moscow |

SGP | Singapore | Willie Yong | Apt. Block 551, AMK Avenue 10 No. 14-2224, Singapore - 2056 |

SVK | Slovenia | Izidor Hafner | Svetceva pot 11 61240 Kamnik |

SAF | South Africa | John Webb | Department of Mathematics University of Cape Town Private Bag 7700 Rondebosch |

SPA | Spain | Francisco Bellot Rosado | Dos de mayo 16 - 8^{o} dcha.47004 Valladolid |

TAH | Tahiti | Pierre-Olivier Legrand | B.P., 5518 Pirae |

ZWE | Zimbabwe | Erica Keogh | Mathematics Department University of Zimbabwe Mount Pleasant, Harare |

Mathematicians in other countries who are interested in joining our
efforts on the IMTS Panel of Judges may wish
to contact Professor George Berzsenyi by e-mail
(GBerzsenyi@aol.com)
or at the address given below.

Dr. George Berzsenyi, IMTS Coordinator

13226 Piute Trail

Pine, CO 80470-9557 USA

13226 Piute Trail

Pine, CO 80470-9557 USA