What is SIMOC?

About Us; SIMOC CREATIVE CONCEPT

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 1 to 12 (Primary 2 to Junior College 2)
  • 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 11 differentiated levels: Grade 1 to 11/12 (Primary 1 to Junior College 1/2).
The duration of the contest is 90 minutes and every paper consists of 25 questions
Student starts with 15 bonus points and Perfect Score = 85 points

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 (Full mark) – qualifies as a significant award for IJHS
Gold Award (Top 10%) – qualifies as a significant award for IJHS
Silver Award (Next 15%) – qualifies as a significant award for IJHS
Bronze Award (Next 25%)
Honorable Mention Award (Next 20%)
Certificate of Participation (Next 30%)

SYLLABUS (Difficulty Level – Medium)
SIMOC reserves the rights to change the syllabus without any prior notice.

GRADE 1-4 (PRIMARY 1-4)
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)

GRADE 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)

GRADE 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)

GRADE 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)

GRADE 9-12 (SECONDARY 3-4, JC1-2)
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)

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 who were 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 (SIMOC) is 2015 and was very received.  SIMCC has started donating Maths Warriors to Cambodia’s Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MOEYS) and it debuted in Cambodia as a National Competition. 

With this success, we have partnered with Cambodian Mathematical Society (CMS) in 2020 to increase teacher professional development for the region and more scholarships for Cambodian students and teachers. We are working on other ASEAN nations to adopt this as a National Competition.

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 (2-4 teams awarded)*
Silver Team Award (6-12 teams awarded)*
Bronze Award (8-16 teams awarded)*
* Depends on group size

 

What is Mind Sports Challenge?

This is a one-hour activity where each team (same team as Maths Warriors), will be given 8 hands on puzzles to solve.

 Awards

Gold Team Award (2-4 teams awarded) *
Silver Team Award (6-12 teams awarded)*
Bronze Award (8-16 teams awarded)*
* Depends on group size