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Math Olympiad Enrichment Program

Available to students in Primary 2 through Primary 6
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Math Olympiad competitions provide a platform for candidates with exceptional problem-solving skills to demonstrate their abilities in a non-academic yet competitive setup.

Every year, several thousand students in Singapore participate in such competitions at primary, secondary, and junior college levels. For some candidates, it is an opportunity to express their analytical skills, while for others, it is an avenue to improve their profiles and increase their chances of securing admission at a top secondary school/junior college/university.

With a deep expertise in mathematics training across all age groups, Prep Zone Academy offers  Math Olympiad Enrichment Programs for aspiring students who aim to compete in Primary-level Math Olympiads.

Individual Enrichment Program (Primary 2 to 6)

Attend a Trial Class or Take a Diagnostic Test

Enrichment Program Overview

The Math Olympiad enrichment classes focus on all the topics tested on the Olympiads, with emphasis on Olympiad specific questions. The objective of these sessions is to expose candidates to intellectually challenging questions in order to stimulate their interest and ignite their passion in Mathematics. The classes are conducted by Math Olympiad experts who have performed exceptionally at International Olympiads.

Individual Math Olympiad Program

Primary 2 – Primary 6
Aged 8 years old & above

  • Private, one-on-one classes : Undivided attention from trainer
  • Personalised schedule : Classes are based on your child’s current performance level
  • Flexible schedule : No. of hours, no. of times a week etc
  • Trainer’s feedback after each class : To keep track of your child’s progress
  • Practice questions/papers : To assess their understanding

During the sessions, we will be reviewing questions from the top Olympiads in Singapore such as the Singapore Math Olympiad, Australian Mathematics Competition, Asia Pacific Mathematical Olympiad for Primary Schools (Hwa Chong Institution), Raffles Institution Primary Mathematics World Contest, Mathlympics (Anglo-Chinese School, Independent), National Mathematics Olympiad of Singapore, Singapore Math Kangaroo Contest, and Singapore and Asian Schools Math Olympiad, among others.

Why Math Olympiad?

With Direct School Admission (DSA) increasing in Singapore, candidates are going the extra mile to enhance their profiles through extra-curricular activities. Since most of the candidates participate in sports, student council, and/or performing arts, admissions directors start looking for unique activities that set the candidate apart from the others, with Olympiad a prime choice.

Currently in Singapore, premier institutions like ACS Independent, Raffles Institution, Hwa Chong Institution, and NUS High school host their own Math competitions, while several independent organizations conduct Math Olympiads like Singapore and Asian Schools Math Olympiad (SASMO), American Mathematics Contest, Australian Mathematics Competition, and Singapore Mathematics Olympiad, among others.

Math Olympiad Competitions

Institution / OrganizationTest dateTest DurationGradeRegistration
Asia Pacific Mathematical Olympiad for Primary Schools (APMOPS)March (Round 1)
May (Invitation round)
2 hoursPrimary 5 and 6School or Private
Raffles Institution Primary Mathematics World Contest (RIPMWC)March (Round 1)
April (Round 2)
1 hour (Round 1)
1 hour (Round 2)
Primary 1 - 5School
Singapore Math Kangaroo Contest (SMKC)July1 hour 30 minutesPrimary 1 - 6School or Private
Singapore and Asian Schools Math Olympiad (SASMO)April1 hour 30 minutesPrimary 2 - 6School or Private
MathlympicsJuly (Preliminary Round)
September (Final Round)
1 hour 30 minutes (Preliminary Round)
2 hours (Final Round)
Primary 4 and 5School
National Mathematics Olympiad of Singapore (NMOS)July (Preliminary Round)
July (Special Round)
1 hour 30 minutes (Preliminary Round)
1 hour 30 minutes (Special Round)
Primary 5School
Singapore International Mathematics Olympiad Challenge (SIMOC)July1 hour 30 minutesPrimary 1 - 6School or Private
Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC)July1 hourPrimary 3 - 6School
American Mathematics Olympiad (AMO)
October1 hour 30 minutesPrimary 2 - 6School
Singapore Math Global Team Competition (SINGA)November1 hour 45 minutesPrimary 1 - 6School or Private

More information about the competitions here.

Topics

These topics tested will be covered during our individual and group enrichment programs. On top of the basic fundamentals, students will also be introduced to advanced concepts & strategies during these classes which can be applied to Olympiad specific questions.

Through practice, the students will get complete exposure to the different types of questions pertaining to the top Math Olympiads in Singapore & develop problem-solving skills.

Topics Covered
LogicWorst-case scenario, Pattern recognition, Magic squares
Number Properties Integers, Fractions, Evens & Odds, Consecutives, Divisibility, Exponents, Primes & their applications, Digit behaviour
AlgebraIdentities
SequencesArithmetic, General
Rates & Word ProblemsTravel rate, Work rate, Time, Age, Money
GeometryLines & Angles, Triangles, Polygons, Quadrilaterals, Circles, Cylinder, Cone, Sphere, Hemisphere, Cuboid, Cube
Sets & GridsUse of Venn Diagrams, Use of Grids
CountingPermutations & Combinations
StatisticsMean, Median, Mode, Standard Deviation

Program Designed by

Tushar Jain

Tushar graduated from the National University of Singapore with a degree in Applied Mathematics. Upon graduation and before joining Prep Zone Academy, he helped students prepare for Mathematical Olympiads in Singapore.

He has participated in and won honors/distinctions in Math Olympiads such as Junior Math Olympiad (Delhi, India), Regional Math Olympiad (Delhi, India), National Talent Search Examination (India), American Mathematics Contest (Singapore), Singapore Mathematical Olympiad, NTU Mathematics Olympiad, Australian Mathematics Competition (Singapore), among others.

So Kuon

Having studied in Cambodia and completed her high school in Switzerland on a full scholarship, So Kuon was selected to study for her Science Degree at the prestigious Yale NUS College also on a full scholarship.

She has always been passionate about mathematics and has made it a point to teach others through out her schooling years – imparting her knowledge and inspiring others to learn and love mathematics too. So Kuon brings an infectious enthusiasm for learning to the classroom and having studied the IBDP program herself in Switzerland focuses on strategies and techniques that help make a seemingly difficult curriculum easy to conquer and excel at.

Mun Yew

Mun has a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Cambridge University and also a Masters of Science in Statistics from National University of Singapore. He is a trained teacher with a Postgraduate Diploma in Education from National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University. Mun also went on to attain a fellowship from the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and completed the Chartered Financial Analyst examinations.

To further widen his worldview, he recently completed a Masters of Social Science in China & Global Governance from Nanyang Technological University. Mun taught Mathematics in a Singapore school for several years immediately after graduation and has working experience in the Ministry of Education.

He then went on to an actuarial career, being employed in various financial institutions where he applied his mathematical and statistical knowledge to solve financial and business problems. He has now returned to the education sector and with his diverse experience, he is eager to share his knowledge with the next generation of students. He especially hopes to enrich the learning experience by highlighting the real-life applications of mathematics and statistics in the world.

Resources

Trial Class

Attend a math olympiad trial class with Prep Zone Academy. This is a perfect chance for your child to get a feel of our teaching style while getting to know our trainers.

  • Date & Time: Anytime we’re open!
  • Duration: 1 hour

Diagnostic Test

The best way to start preparing for the Math Olympiad is to take a diagnostic test under time pressure. Doing the diagnostic test will give you very good insights on your child’s current performance level, and thus allow us to help plan your child’s preparation process accordingly.

  • Date & Time: Anytime we’re open!
  • Duration: 1.5 hours

Register Interest

If you are interested in our Math Olympiad program(s), fill up the following form and our course trainer will contact you to schedule a trial class and/or diagnostic test.
For any further inquiries, call us at +65 6812 9999.
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