Introduction

IMC is composed of 2 divisions: 

Key Stage II Division (Upper Primary Education)  -- EMIC

Key Stage III Division (Lower Secondary Education) -- IWYMIC

Both Divisions include individual and team contests. 

All participants must participate in both contests.

Origin

IWYMIC

The International World Youth Mathematics Competetion (IWYMIC) was first hosted in 1999, in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Professor Leou Hsian of Kaohsiung National Normal University established this competition for junior high school students who loved math.

For two years, IWYMIC was held in Kaohsiung where participating teams came mostly from countries in Southeast Asia. Then different countries took turns to hosted this competition every year until today. 

EMIC and IMC

EMIC was originally started in 2003. Dr. Kajornpai Pramote of the Ministry of Education of Thailand gave life to (organized) EIMC with the support of Buddhist Temple, where 14 countries had participated. 

India, Philippines, Indonesia, and Hong Kong took turns to hosted EMIC until 2007.

2008, EMIC came back to Thailand, the Ministry of Education of Thailand first combine IWYMIC and EMIC together, and named it “International Math Competitions” (IMC).

Now, for the lastest IMC in 2012 in Taipei, 28 countries from 5 continents, had participated this international event.

 

 

 IMC is composed of 2 divisions: 
Key Stage II Division (Upper Primary Education)  -- EMIC
Key Stage III Division (Lower Secondary Education) -- IWYMIC
There will be two kinds of contest in each division namely, individual and team contest. 
All participants must participate in both contests.
 
 
History of IWYMIC and EIMC
Professor Leou Hsian of Kaohsiung National Normal University in Taiwan established(started) the International World Youth Mathematics Intercity Competition (IWYMIC) in 1999.
For two years, IWYMIC was held in Kaohsiung where participating teams came mostly from countries in Southeast Asia.
In 2001, IWYMIC was conducted in the Philippines. 
In 2002, India was commissioned to host it 
2003 IWYMC was canceled due to SARS.
In 2004, it was hosted in Macau. 
In 2005, IWYMIC returned back to Kaohsiung. This time, participants felt better changes with IWYMIC since its inception in 1999.
And China joined in this year, making the competition more exciting. 
As a result, Wenzhou and Changchun of China hosted the competition in 2006 and 2007 respectively. 
History of EMIC
Elementary Mathematics International Competition (EMIC). It was founded by 
   Dr. Kajornpai Pramote of the Ministry of Education of Thailand with the support of Buddhist Temple, he gave life to EMIC in 2003, where 14 countries had participated.
In 2005, organized by Mathematics Trainers’ Guild Philippines with full support from the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute, Department of Education and Governor of Bohol Province. 
Bali, Indonesia to spell success for EMIC in 2006 because behind the project was Indonesia’s Ministry of Education, Office of Director of Kindergarten and Elementary Education, an office under the Ministry of National Education. 
In 2007 EMIC was held in Hong Kong
 
This was the forerunner of today's IMC.
 
In 2008, The Ministry of Education of Thailand was the first to combine these two competitions and named it “International Math Competitions” (IMC).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The 2008 contest was conducted at Chiang Mai, Thailand, was strongly supported by its Ministry of Education.  
 
In the first two years, IWYMIC was held in Kaohsiung where participating teams came mostly from countries in Southeast Asia. Each team was consisted of a leader, deputy leader and four contestants. 
In 2001, IWYMIC was conducted in the Philippines. India was commissioned to host it in 2002 and Macau in 2004. 
In 2005, IWYMIC returned home to Kaohsiung. This time, participants felt better changes with IWYMIC since its inception in 1999.
China joined in, making the competition more exciting. As a result, Wenzhou and Changchun of China hosted the competition in 2006 and 2007 respectively. 
The 2008 contest was conducted at Chiang Mai, Thailand, was strongly supported by its Ministry of Education. 
It was hosted at Durban, South Africa in 2009. 
It was hosted at Incheon, South Korea in 2010.
It was hosted at Bali, Indonesia in 2011.
It was hosted at Taipei, Taiwan in 23rd -28th  July 2012.
History of EMIC
Elementary Mathematics International Competition (EMIC). It was founded by 
   Dr. Kajornpai Pramote of the Ministry of Education of Thailand with the support of Buddhist Temple, he gave life to EMIC in 2003, where 14 countries had participated.
In 2005, organized by Mathematics Trainers’ Guild Philippines with full support from the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute, Department of Education and Governor of Bohol Province. 
Bali, Indonesia to spell success for EMIC in 2006 because behind the project was Indonesia’s Ministry of Education, Office of Director of Kindergarten and Elementary Education, an office under the Ministry of National Education. 
In 2007 EMIC was held in Hong Kong
In 2008, Chiang Mai, Thailand to host EMIC for the second time. 
In 2009, Philippines agreed to be the EMIC venue, organized by the Mathematics Trainers’ Guild and Office of City Mayor of Iloilo City with full support and recognition of the Department of Education, Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute, Iloilo City Tourism Board.
The EMIC 2010 was  conducted at Incheon, South Korea. 
It was hosted at Bali, Indonesia in 2011, sponsor by Ministry of National Education Indonesia.
It was hosted at Taipei, Taiwan in 23rd -28th  July 2012, have full support of and recognition from the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other key government offices in Taiwan. 
IMC
The Ministry of Education of Thailand was the first to combine these two competitions and named it “International Math Competitions” (IMC). 
On July 2011, it hosted  by Indonesia’s Ministry of  National Education and on July 2012, it hosted by Taiwan while Bulgaria are able to get the right of hosting it on 2013.   

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