Annual Mathlympics for All Singapore Primary Schools

UPDATED: 22 July 2021

14th ANNUAL MATHLYMPICS FOR ALL PRIMARY SCHOOLS 2021:

This competition is solely organized by Learners’ Connections Pte Ltd.

It is a school-based competition, as in previous years. Registration must be through our local schools only. 
Pupils will not be able to register as private candidates.

 

Beginning this year, we will donate a percentage of our proceeds from the Annual Mathlympics towards the support of children battling with cancer together with KK Women's and Children's Hospital, and SingHealth DukeNUS (Paediatrics).

 

Every year, thousands of brilliant children take part in our Annual Mathlympics competition. It is meaningful that this competition can be a platform to create awareness and support. To read more, please click here

 

 

1.    Latest Update 

The Ministry of Education has announced to suspend non-essential enrichment activities as Singapore move back to Phase 2 (Heightened Alert). 

We have decided that the Preliminary Round will go online. Participants will take the competition in their own homes. They must have access to a computer with a working web-camera and stable internet access (less than 6 seconds response time) at home. Tablets and mobile phones will not be suitable. Participants should use the Google Chrome browser to access the online competition.

Click 'Step-by-Step Login Instructions for Annual Mathlympics Online' to find out the simple procedures required to login.

 

 

2.    Details of Competition  

Practice Round:             30 July - 3 August 2021 (online)

Preliminary Round:      13 August 2021 (online)

                                        7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

(Results will be released to the schools' Teacher-in-Charge)

Final Round:                  27 August 2021 (online)

                                        7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

(Individual results will be released to the schools' Teacher-in-Charge. Only Schools' positions will be published.)

 

Format of the Paper in the Preliminary Round

Duration: 1.5 hours (28 open-ended questions)

Questions 1 to 10:       2 marks each    

Questions 11 to 20:    4 marks each             

Questions 21 to 28:    5 marks each

Calculators may NOT be used.

The top 250 local participants from the Preliminary Round will be admitted to the Final Round to compete for the Gold and Silver Awards. The next 250 local participants will be awarded the Bronze Award. Participants who qualify for the Bronze award (251st to 500th positions) WILL NOT take part in the Final Round. The remaining participants will receive our Certificate of Participation.

 

Format of Final Papers

The Final Round will be administered online as well. Participants will take the competition in their own homes. They must have access to a computer with a working web-camera and stable internet access (less than 6 seconds response time) at home. Tablets and mobile phones will not be suitable. Participants should use the Google Chrome browser to access the online competition.

Duration: 2 hours

First 1.5 hours (28 open-ended questions)

Subsequent 0.5 hours (30 open-ended Questions)

Vault Questions 1 to 10:       2 marks each    

Vault Questions 11 to 20:    4 marks each             

Vault Questions 21 to 28:    5 marks each

Sprint Questions 1 to 30:    1 mark each

Participants may use their own calculators.

 

Marks will be awarded for correct answers only. There will be no deduction of marks for errors for both the Preliminary and the Final Round. All decisions made by the organizers and judges will be final.

 

No arrangements will be made for an alternative sitting. Finalists who are absent from the Final Round will be awarded the Bronze Award.

 

The top 100 participants from the Final Round will be awarded Gold Awards while the remaining 150 participants will receive Silver Awards. International participants with equivalent scores will also be likewise awarded.

 

Being a school-based Competition, schools with the highest number of Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards, as well as overall medal counts will receive trophies and cash prizes. These trophies and prizes are given in recognition of the support, training and encouragement that they had given to their school pupils.

 

 

3.    Certificates and Prizes

Our competition is a high-stake competition because its certificate has implications for placement into schools. As such, on the reverse side of our Certificate, we will indicate information that reflects the competition’s rigour, such as the total number of participants for the year and the criteria for the Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards.

 

Gold Award Medals and Certificates will be awarded to the top 100 of the finalists.

Silver Award Certificates will be awarded to the next 150 of the finalists.

Bronze Award Certificates will be awarded to the top 251st to 500th participants from the Preliminary Round.

All other participants will be awarded a Certificate of Participation.

 

Schools will be ranked according to the tally of Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards, in that order, obtained by their students. The top 3 schools will receive trophies and cash awards. The top 3 schools, not including the 3 schools already receiving prizes, with the highest medal count will each receive a School Distinction Trophy for the school.                                                                                                                                          

 

Champion School:     Cash prize, 1 trophy for the school and the Challenge Trophy

1st Runner-Up:           Cash prize and 1 trophy for the school

2nd Runner-Up:         Cash prize and 1 trophy for the school

 

School Distinction:  Top 3 schools (excluding Champion and Runner-Up schools) with highest medal count, 1 School Distinction Trophy for each school

 

The Champion School shall keep the Challenge Trophy and shall return it to Learners’ Connections Pte Ltd for the next competition. The Challenge Trophy shall be kept permanently by the school which emerges champion in three consecutive years.

 

Individual Prizes will be awarded to the overall top 3 participants, in addition to the top 3 participants of each of the 4 school zones.

 

4.    Information for Parents 

By registering for the competition, Parents of Participants are deemed to have read the Permission and Pledge below and are willing to comply with its terms when they become applicable. They will also be required to submit an email address for the generation of forgotten Password.

PARENT’S/GUARDIAN’S PERMISSION AND PLEDGE

 

As the Parent of the participant, if my child qualifies for the online Final Round,

 

  • I give permission for the use of the Remote Webcam Proctoring features on my device, understanding that

    • The webcam will be activated to take several photo-shots of the face of my child at irregular intervals during the period;

    • Only the organizers will review the footage and will not release or circulate any of the footage to anyone under any circumstances.

  • I pledge that I will not allow a recording of the competition to be made or make copies of the competition questions through any means (including hand-copying).

  • I pledge to set an example of honesty and integrity to my child and accept the responsibility to strictly and faithfully abide by the stipulations and procedures outlined above.

5.    Preparing for the competition

Participation in the competition is more meaningful if participants have an avenue to learn and prepare.

You may access this Exemplar Paper (Preliminary Round 2018) to try out.

 

You may use our Product Order Form to order the printed compilations of the past papers.

 

Alternatively, you may access our partners’ online platforms. These platforms carry our past Preliminary & Final Rounds Papers and can be used to personalise worksheets for practice, provide strength/weakness analytics etc. You may browse to decide if you would like to purchase an account at:
> http://www.sgcocoedu.com/#/courselist
> https://mathlympics.smartjen.com

 

Disclaimer: Learners' Connections does not control, and is not responsible for, the quality of their content, or the learner experience.

6.    Awards Ceremony

Due to the likely pandemic safety-measures, there will not be an Awards Ceremony this year.

 

However, the overall top 3 scorers as well as the top 3 scorers of each of the 4 school zones will be invited to a simple Presentation of Donation ceremony to a representative from KK Women's and Children's Hospital and SingHealth DukeNUS.

 

Invites and details for this ceremony will be given to these students at a later time. Each of these students must be accompanied by 1 parent.