Philippines

In 2006, Suken Tests were administered in Talisay City in the Province of Cebu in the Philippines. Currently, the tests are administered once a year in Manila and Cebu. The total number of applicants is approximately 17,000 as of 2019. In the Philippines, the tests are taken not only by students but also by teachers.
The Institute not only administers Suken Tests but also supports learning by holding seminars that provide explanations of test problems and other matters. The Institute is privileged and delighted to receive positive comments from local persons; for example, "We see a decrease in the number of students who fear mathematics," "It's refreshing to have a lot of number problems with figures and illustrations," and "We find it very beneficial that the Japanese not only administer the tests but also come so that we have opportunities to discuss mathematics together."
Also, in the midst of the damage caused by super Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda), which hit the Philippines in 2013, schools that administered the Suken Tests cooperated by donating writing materials to children in stricken areas.

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Number of Applicants

Change over past 5 years in number of Suken Test applicants

Year Number of applicants
2020 0*
2019 521
2018 666
2017 634
2016 613
* We did not hold the Suken Test in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Past Track Record

Year, Month Venue Note
2019, Nov. Manila Suken Test, Seminar
2019, Mar. Cebu Suken Test, Seminar
2018, Nov. Manila Suken Test, Seminar
2018, Mar. Cebu Suken Test, Seminar
2017, Nov. Manila Suken Test, Seminar
2017, Mar. Cebu Suken Test, Seminar
2016, Nov. Manila Suken Test administration, presentation at the Math Circle mathematics education conference, learning support
2016, Mar. Cebu Suken Test, Seminar
2015 Cebu, Manila Suken Test, Seminar
2014 Cebu, Manila Suken Test, Seminar
2013 Cebu, Manila Suken Test, Seminar
2012 Cebu Suken Test, Seminar
2011 Cebu, Manila Suken Test, Seminar
2010 Cebu, Manila Suken Test, Seminar
2009 Cebu, Manila Suken Test, Seminar
2008 Cebu, Manila Suken Test, Seminar
2007 Cebu, Manila Suken Test, Seminar
2006 Cebu Suken Test, Seminar