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SASMO

SASMO (SINGAPORE & ASIAN SCHOOLS MATH OLYMPIAD) OVERVIEW

Created in 2006, SASMO is one of largest math contests in Asia. More than 30 000 participants from 21 countries participated in SASMO 2019. In 2021, we now have more than 35 countries and territories.

The SASMO Team with the support of Advisory Council spend countless hours carefully developing contest papers which 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 can 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).

OBJECTIVE

SASMO caters to the top 40% of the student population and it aims to arouse students’ interest in mathematical problem solving to develop mathematical intuition, reasoning, logical, creative, and critical thinking.

TEST FORMAT

SASMO is open to all Primary 1 to 6, Secondary 1 to 4 and JC1/2 students (Grades1 to 12 students from International schools). Time given for contest is 90 minutes. Each level has a differentiated paper and contains 25 questions within 2 sections:

Section A: 15 Multiple Choice Questions (2 points for each correct answer; 0 point for each unanswered question; deduct 1 point for each wrong answer)
Section B: 10 Non-routine Questions (4 points for each correct answer; no penalty for wrong answers) Total: 85 points (to avoid negative scores, each student will begin with 15 bonus points)

AWARDS

Perfect Score Award (Full marks) – qualifies as a significant award for IJHS
Gold Award (Top 8%) – qualifies as a significant award for IJHS
Silver Award (Next 12%)
Bronze Award (Next 20%)
Honorable Mention Award (Next 10%)
Certificate of Participation (Next 50%)

The top 40% of the participants will receive an award certificate and a medal. Perfect scorers will receive a Perfect Score Award, Gold Medal, and $100 cash each, up to a maximum of $5000 for all the perfect scorers. In the rare event when there are more than 50 perfect scorers, the $5000 will be divided among all the Perfect Scorers.

The top 40% winners are invited to compete at SIMOC 2021* to be held in Singapore from July 24 to 27, 2021. The top 20% of winners are invited to compete in STEAM AHEAD 2021 to be held in Bali, Indonesia from December 3 to 7, 2021*. Students must register with the SIMCC country organizer and contest entry is available on a first come first served basis, so register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

*In the event that the COVID-19 situation worsens, SIMOC and STEAM AHEAD 2021 will be held online.