The 6-th CompMath Competition
Proceedings of the 12th Annual Meeting of the Bulgarian Section of SIAM, December 20 - 22, 2017, Sofia, Bulgaria (BGSIAM'17), pp.55-56
CompMath is a competition among university and high school students in the field of Computer
Mathematics. It serves as an excellent teaching tool for using computer algebra systems
for solving mathematical problems. Math education, and more generally the STEM education
are of great importance to society. At the same time it is apparent that contemporary
math education is in a deep crisis and that it requires a major shift from teaching manual
calculation techniques towards computer-based solution techniques.
The 6-th National Student Olympiad in Computer Mathematics (CompMath-2017) was held
in October 27-29, 2017 at Technical University - Varna, Bulgaria. Students from 10 universities
participated in the competition. They competed in two groups - group A for students
studying Mathematics, Informatics or Computer Science (52 contestants), and group B for
students from Technical Universities (36 contestants).