We did it! We held the largest international mental arithmetic Olympiad in Europe.

We thank all of you for being part of our event! It was an honor for us.

On June 24 and 25, the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bucharest hosted the most significant event in the SmartyKids network, namely the International SmartyKids Olympiad 2023. We had the privilege of welcoming 625 children from Bulgaria and Romania combined.

The competition took place on June 24, 2023, with the children divided into 11 different categories based on their age and level of training. Within 18 minutes, all participants had the challenging task of solving 360 arithmetic tasks corresponding to their category and age.

 

 

The competition consisted of three stages. In Stage 1 – “Abacus Calculation,” the children had 8 minutes to solve 150 examples using an abacus. Stage 2 was “Mental Calculation” – in this stage, the children had another 8 minutes to solve the same number of problems, but this time mentally, without the help of an abacus. Stage 3 – “Tiebreak” was the final stage of the competition. In this stage, the children had only 2 minutes to solve 60 problems. After the competition, each participant left the hall with special awards from the SmartyKids team.

The award ceremony took place on June 25, 2023 (Sunday) and was streamed live on our Facebook pages – SmartyKids Bulgaria and SmartyKids Romania. We had the honor of awarding a total of 207 children. Here are the numbers of all the medalists in the mental arithmetic Olympiad:

 

 

In the NF category, age 5-6, a total of 24 medalists were awarded, with 8 children ranking in the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places respectively.

In the NF category, age 7-8, 27 medalists were awarded, with 9 children ranking in the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places respectively.

In the NF category, age 9+, 15 medalists were awarded: 5 children received the gold medal, 5 children ranked 2nd, and 5 children ranked 3rd. The champion of the entire NF category was a 9-year-old student from the SmartyKids Dorobanti Center (Romania).

In the 5F category, age 5-6, a total of 15 medalists were awarded: 5 received the gold medal, 5 received the silver medal, and 5 received the bronze medal.

In the 5F category, age 7-8, the highest number of participants received medals – 39. There were 13 first-place winners in this category, 13 children ranked 2nd, and 13 children received the bronze medal.

In the 5F category, age 9+, 24 medalists were awarded, with 8 children ranking in the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places respectively. The champion of the entire 5F category was an 8-year-old student from SmartyKids Bacau Central (Romania).

In the 10F category, age 7-8, 15 medalists were awarded, with 5 children ranking in the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places respectively.

In the 10F category, age 9+, 18 medalists were awarded: 6 of them ranked 1st, 6 children received medals for 2nd place, and 6 children ranked 3rd. The champion of the entire 10F category is 11 years old and is a student at SmartyKids Plovdiv South (Bulgaria).

In the Multiplication category, 15 medalists were awarded, with 5 children ranking 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively.

The champion in the Multiplication category is 8 years old and is a student at SmartyKids Sofia Geo Milev (Bulgaria).

In the Division category, 6 medalists were awarded, with 2 participants receiving medals for 1st place, 2 participants ranking 2nd, and 2 participants receiving medals for 3rd place. The champion in the Division category is 10 years old and is a student at SmartyKids Varna Levski (Bulgaria).

In the Fractions category, 3 medalists were awarded, with 1 participant receiving a medal for 1st place, 1 participant ranking 2nd, and 1 participant ranking 3rd. The champion in the Fractions category is 8 years old and is a student at SmartyKids Varna Levski (Bulgaria).

And that’s not all! We also had special awards for the teams with the most medalists in the Olympiad from Bulgaria and Romania – they received the “Super Team” certificate.

The title of “Super Team” for Bulgaria was awarded to SmartyKids Plovdiv South, which had 7 participants in the Olympiad with 7 participants, all of whom received medals.

The title of “Super Team” for Romania was awarded to SmartyKids Bacau Central with 18 medalists from the competition.

We, the SmartyKids team love giving gifts! That’s why we made sure that every participant in the competition received a gift and a certificate for participation.

We would like to thank our partners from Kinderpedia, who contributed gifts for all the medalists – an IQ puzzle, and a tablet for the champions. In addition to the tablet and IQ puzzle, the children with championship titles also received another amazing gift – a drone. The children who ranked 1st place received a smartwatch, the children with 2nd place received a JBL Bluetooth speaker, and the children with 3rd place received a cool Nike backpack, provided by the organizers of the Olympiad.

 

We, the SmartyKids team, would like to thank our team of questors and organizers, without whom this Olympiad would not have been possible in the best possible way! Congratulations to all the children for their excellent performance!

Thank you, parents!

Thank you, teachers!

Thank you for being part of our event!


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