Round 2 of the Zimbabwe Mathematics Olympiad was delayed for administrative reasons this year, but we believe it has finally happened, and will give questions and solutions in the next issue, together with news of the medallists.
An intensified Talent Search was initiated this year, following the successful participation of our Zimbabwean Team in the Pan-African Mathematical Olympiad in Pretoria in April. The next goals to aim for: sending a group to the Stellenbosch Mathematics Camp, as was achieved last year; and selecting and training a team for P.A.M.O. 2003 to be held in Mozambique. Sadly, no positive response has yet been received to funding requests, and we are still seeking Sponsors who recognise that mathematical development is one thing that we cannot afford not to sustain through this period of financial depression.
Respondents to the June Talent Search 2 have been contacted. The Talent Search 6.2 has drawn very few responses. We will defer solutions to these and the problems in TS 2 (pages 20-21 in last issue) until next issue, to give another opportunity for discovering talent. Send solutions by 4 November. Teachers and Heads, please assist by encouraging your pupils to respond to these as well as to our Competition and Reader's Problems. There are potential brilliant mathematicians out there, and they aren't necessarily the examination A-graders, where hard rote-practise and good memory rather than creative problem-solving ability is sometimes being displayed!