SASMO

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Singapore and Asian Schools Math Olympiad (SASMO) is an international mathematics competition that is organised by Singapore International Math Contests Centre (SIMCC) and supported by non-profit foundations International Scholastic Trust (IST) and SASMO Advisory Council (SAC) with more than 30,000 participants from 21 countries in 2019.

The SASMO Team with the support of Advisory Council spend countless hours carefully developing contest papers which will touch on both school and Olympiad maths. This combined effort allows participants to do better compared to pure-Olympiad papers, since they are familiar with some questions and can put on their thinking caps for others, bringing out the inner mathematician in them.

With realistic and high standards, SASMO contests aim to stretch the untapped thinking potential of the student population, their participation in SASMO will help them improve in school mathematics as well as higher order thinking skills (HOTS).

SASMO caters to the top 40% of the student population and it aims to cultivate students’ interest in mathematical problem solving to develop mathematical intuition, reasoning, logical, creative and critical thinking.

SASMO is open to Year 2 to 11 (Primary 2 to Secondary 5) Malaysian students.

All Malaysian students who have won Gold/ Silver/ Bronze Award in SASMO 2020 will be invited to join SIMOC (Singapore International Mathematics Olympiad Challenge) in Singapore and AIMO (Asia International Mathematical Olympiad) in South Korea. Malaysian students who have won Gold/ Silver Award will be invited to join STEAM AHEAD 2020: IJMO (International Junior Math Olympiad) in Bali, Indonesia. Contest entry is available on a first come first served basis, so register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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Surat Penganjuran Program & Pertandingan di bawah SMO Education Group bagi Tahun 2020

Format

Each level has a differentiated paper and contains 25 questions within 2 sections:

Section Questions Correct Answer Wrong Answer No Answer
A 1-15
(MCQ questions)
+2 points -1 point 0 point
B 16-25
(Non-MCQ questions)
+4 points 0 point 0 point

Total: 85 points (to avoid negative scores, each student will begin with 15 points)

Language(s): Bahasa, English & Chinese

Duration: 90-minute

*Calculators are NOT permitted

Awards

The top 40% of the participants will receive an award certificate and a medal. Perfect scorers will receive a Perfect Score Award, Gold Medal and RM200 cash each, up to a maximum of RM2,000 for all the perfect scorers. In the rare event when there are more than 10 perfect scorers, the RM2,000 will be divided among all the Perfect Scorers.

^Perfect Score Full marks
^Gold Award Top 8%
Silver Award Next 12%
Bronze Award Next 20%
Certificate of Participation Next 60%

^qualifies as a significant award for International Junior Honor Society (IJHS)

Syllabus

SASMO reserves the rights to change the syllabus without any prior notice.

YEAR 2-4 (PRIMARY 2-4)

  • Arithmetic and Statistics Geometry and Mensuration
  • Solving word problems using model method (or any other non-algebraic methods)
  • Non-routine problem solving (including number patterns, divisibility tests, spatial visualisation, logic problems and simple cryptarithms)

YEAR 5-6 (PRIMARY 5-6)

  • Arithmetic and Statistics Geometry and Mensuration
  • Solving word problems using model method (or any other methods including algebra)
  • Non-routine problem solving (including number patterns, divisibility tests, spatial visualisation, logic problems and cryptarithms)

YEAR 7 (SECONDARY 1)

  • Arithmetic and Algebra
  • Geometry, Graphs and Mensuration
  • Statistics
  • Non-routine problem solving (including number patterns, divisibility tests, spatial visualisation, logic problems and cryptarithms)

YEAR 8 (SECONDARY 2)

  • Arithmetic and Algebra
  • Geometry, Graphs and Mensuration
  • Pythagoras’ Theorem
  • Statistics
  • Non-routine problem solving (including number patterns, divisibility tests, spatial visualisation, logic problems and cryptarithms)

YEAR 9-11 (SECONDARY 3-5)

  • Arithmetic and Algebra
  • Geometry, Graphs and Mensuration
  • Pythagoras’ Theorem and Trigonometry Statistics and Probability
  • Non-routine problem solving (including number patterns, divisibility tests, spatial visualisation, logic problems and cryptarithms)

HOW TO REGISTER?

SCHOOL REGISTRATION: DOWNLOAD SASMO REGISTRATION FORM NOW! (Registration is Closed!)

PRIVATE CANDIDATE PRE-REGISTRATION: (Registration is Closed!) For those who have already submitted earlier and on the Pre-registration list, don’t worry, our team will follow through with the registration and payment soon. 🙂

All participating schools MUST have at least 10 students taking part.

All participants MUST register according to CURRENT Year Level in school.

IMPORTANT!!! SASMO Registrations submitted without meeting minimum requirements will be automatically voided/ disqualified and no refund will be entertained.

Fill up the form with your student details then email the form back to info@smo-testing.com, together with your bank-in slip.

Please make payment by Direct Bank-In / Cash / Cheque payable to SMO TESTING SERVICES SDN BHD, and bank-in to our Maybank account no.: MBB 5122 2263 7004.

SASMO will be held in your school and no travelling is required.

We will send the SASMO question papers to your school by post, a few days before competition’s sitting date. After the competition, the teacher-in-charge (PIC) appointed by your school will send the question papers (with solutions and answers) back to SMO by post, on the competition day itself.

More info will be available at our facebook (fb.me/smoMalaysia).

Registration Closing Date (for schools in Malaysia)
6 March 2020, Friday

SASMO Sitting Date (for schools in Malaysia)
16 June 2020, Tuesday

Result Announcement Date (for schools in Malaysia)
TBC