SIMOC

Singapore International Math Olympiad Challenge (SIMOC) is a unique concept of mathematics competition which not only tests your ability to solve mathematical problems on paper but also tests your ability to work as a team to play interactive mathematical games and solve puzzles. SIMOC gives you an opportunity to compete with top mathematical talents from around the world and learn from each other as a team. Individual and team recognition awards are up for grabs.

This international competition is open to Year 2 to Year 11 (Primary 2 to Secondary 5) Malaysian students who have won Gold/ Silver/ Bronze Award in Singapore and Asian Schools Math Olympiad (SASMO) or American Mathematics Olympiad (AMO) or High Distinction/ Distinction in Depth Of Knowledge Assessment (DOKA).

KPM Letter

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

Date

20-24 November 2020 @ Singapore

Format & Awards

Only for Year 2 to Year 11 students where Team Malaysia Year 10&11 students will be in the same group. It consists of three categories: 1 individual written Math Olympiad Contest and 2 team-based challenges – Maths Warriors Competition and Mind Sports Challenge.

Part 1 – Math Olympiad Contest (Individual) 

Math Olympiad Contest is an individual written test. The contest consists of 9 differentiated levels. The duration of the contest is 90 minutes and every paper consists of 25 questions.

Section Questions Correct Answers Wrong Answers No Answer
A – MCQ 1 to 15 +2 points -1 point 0 point
B – Non-MCQ 16 to 25 +4 points 0 point 0 point

Awards for Math Olympiad Contest (Individual)

^Perfect Score Full marks
^Gold Award Top 10%
^Silver Award Next 15%
Bronze Award Next 25%
Honorable Mention Next 20%
Certificate of Participation Next 30%

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

Part 2 – Maths Warriors Competition (Team based) 

Math Warriors is a game that tests student’s ability to do mental sums as well as strategic thinking. There is also an element of chance involved which makes the game even more exciting.

Forming Teams

Students will be grouped into a team of 3 and placed into their division by SIMOC organisers. Each team will be comprised of a member from a different country and as much as possible a different grade within the same division.

Each student will join 2 partners from different grades and countries to compete in one of 3 divisions:

  • Lower Division(Grade 2 to 4)
  • Middle Division (Grade 5 to 7)
  • Upper Division(Grade 8 to 10/11)
How to play Maths Warriors?

Download Rules & Strategies

Video Tutorial:

Awards for Maths Warriors Competition (Team based)

  • Gold Team Award (2-4 teams awarded)*
  • Silver Team Award  (6-12 teams awarded)*
  • Bronze Award (8-16 teams awarded)*

* Depends on group size

Part 3 – Mind Sports Challenge (Team based) 

This is a one hour activity where each team (same team as Maths Warriors), will be given 10 IQ logic questions in a booklet and 4 hands on puzzles to solve.

Awards for Mind Sports Challenge (Team based)

  • Gold Team Award (2-4 teams awarded)*
  • Silver Team Award  (6-12 teams awarded)*
  • Bronze Award (8-16 teams awarded)*

* Depends on group size

SIMOC Overall Championship Awards

Cash Prizes will be awarded to Overall Top 3 Scorers for each grade based on the Math Olympiad (Part 1) Individual score (must be Gold award), Maths Warriors (Part 2) and Mind Sports Challenge (Part 3) Team score. Winners will only be announced during the Award Ceremony.

Overall Champion SGD250
Overall Runner-up SGD150
Overall 2nd Runner-up SGD100

There will only be one award for each of the above positions. In the event of any ties, we will try our best to contact parents at least 6 hours beforehand that they need to bring their child for a knock-out round held 30 minutes before the award ceremony. All contestants must attend and if they are absent, their opponent(s) will be given the award. No excuses will be accepted for any absentees.

The knock-out round will involve each contestant getting a similar question and the first person to give the correct answer will be named the winner. If none of the contestants get the answer correct, another question will be given, until a winner is established.

Syllabus

The syllabus is meant as a guide. It is important to note that the scope of the contests is not limited to this syllabus. SIMOC reserves the rights to change the syllabus without any prior notice.