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What is SIMOC?

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Singapore International Math Olympiad Challenge (SIMOC) is a unique concept of mathematics competition which not only tests your ability to solve mathematical problems on pen and 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.

SIMOC consists of three categories:

  • Math Olympiad Contest for grades 2 to 10 (Primary 2 to Secondary 4)

  • Maths Warriors Competition (team based)

  • Mind Sports Challenge (team based)

Details of each event are provided below.

Math Olympiad Contest is an individual written test. The contest consists of 9 differentiated levels: Grade 2 to 10 (Primary 2 to Secondary 4).

The duration of the contest is 90 minutes and every paper consists of 25 questions
Section A – 15 Multiple Choice Questions
(2 points for correct answer, 0 points for unanswered question, penalty point (deduct 1 point) for wrong answer)

Section B – 10 Open-ended Questions
(4 points for correct answer, No penalty point for wrong answer)

 

Awards

  • Perfect Score Award
  • Gold Award
  • Silver Award
  • Bronze Award
What is Maths Warriors?MW logo low quality

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 luck involved which makes the game even more exciting.

 

History
It was designed in 2002 by Henry Ong, the Founder of SASMO to help students weak in math to develop faster mental sums skills and master the Times Table.  It is used by many Singapore Primary schools to improve mental math processing, strategy and thinking skills. The first National Primary Schools Maths Warriors’ Challenge started in 2004 and was hosted by Nan Hua Secondary School. It was introduced as an event in the inaugural Singapore International Math Olympiad Challenge last year and was very received.

 

How to play Math Warrior?

Maths Warriors Rules (press link)

Video Tutorial:

 

Forming Teams

At SIMOC 2016, the 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)

 

 Awards

  • Gold Team Award (1 team awarded)
  • Silver Team Award  (3 teams awarded)
  • Bronze Award (4 teams awarded)
  • Honourable Mention (8 teams award)

 

 

What is Mind Sports Challenge?

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

  • Gold Team Award (1 team awarded)
  • Silver Team Award  (3 teams awarded)
  • Bronze Award (4 teams awarded)
  • Honourable Mention (8 teams award)