Maths Talents in Shelton 2019


Some of our students were selected to represent the school in three mathematics competitions this year:


    




Singapore Mathematics Kangaroo Contest (SMKC)


From the SMKC website:

    

SMKC is a unique competition, and it is different from the other math competitions. Its syllabus is less advanced that other Olympiad competitions, and students can compete without any special training or advanced knowledge.

SMKC questions are set during Annual Math Kangaroo Conference by 150 educators from 70 countries. With all that math brainpower focused on creating interesting problems, SMKC has the best math problems in the world for all students to enjoy solving.


The following Year 3 students participated in the Grade 9 category on 26 March 2019 and received the stated awards:


Ngo Duc Quang Minh (Bronze)

Tran Phu Binh (Participation)

Vo Tran Bao Huy (Participation)

Wang Jinghui (Participation)




Singapore and Asian Schools Math Olympiad (SASMO)


Retrieved from the SASMO website:

    

    

Created in 2006, SASMO is one of largest math contests in Asia. It has expanded from 155 local participants in 2006 to more than 20 000 participants from 19 countries in SASMO 2016. More than 100 schools from Singapore took part in SASMO 2016.

    The SASMO Team with the support of Advisory Council spend countless hours carefully developing contest papers which will touch on both school and Olympiad maths. This combined effort allows participants to do better compared to pure-Olympiad papers, since they are familiar with some questions and are able to put on their thinking caps for others, bringing out the inner mathematician in them.

    With realistic and high standards, SASMO contests aim to stretch the untapped thinking potential of the student population, their participation in SASMO will help them improve in school mathematics as well as higher order thinking skills (HOTS).


The following Year 3 students participated in the Grade 9 category on 3 April 2019 and received the stated awards:


Ngo Duc Quang Minh (Bronze)

Tran Phu Binh (Participation)

Vo Tran Bao Huy (Participation)




Singapore Mathematical Olympiad (SMO)


Retrieved from the SMO website:

    

The Singapore Mathematical Olympiad (SMO) is the largest and oldest mathematics competition in Singapore. It started as the Inter-School Mathematical Competition in the mid-1950. It was renamed Singapore Secondary Schools Mathematics Competitions (for the Secondary Section) and the Singapore Mathematical Olympiad from the late 1980's. The current name Singapore Mathematical Olympiads (Junior, Senior and Open) started in 1995. Each year, thousands of students from all over the country take part in SMO.




The following students participated in the 2019 Singapore Mathematical Olympiad and received the stated awards:


Senior category (4 June 2019)


Ngo Duc Quang Minh (Year 3): Certificate of participation

Tran Phu Binh (Year 3): Certificate of participation

Vo Tran Bao Huy (Year 3): Certificate of participation

Wang Jinghui (Year 3): Honourable mention


Open category (6 June 2019)


Xu Jingjing (Year 3): Certificate of participation

Xu Xiao (Year 5): Bronze award