## Math Olympiads- for the Real Champs

**Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.**

— Albert Einstein, German theoretical physicist

It is rightly said by Russian mathematicians that “** Mathematics is the gymnasium of the brains**“.

The problems in the Mathematics Olympiads of Singapore, Thailand, Hong-Kong, China are amusingly tricky which help to bring out the best in the students’ thinking skills and creative imagination. The regular practice of the problems, stimulate them to think outside the box and devise their own methods in problem -solving. It is suggested to appear in these exams, which are now getting popular and most of them may be contested online.

Practicing questions of these Olympiads from primary level, gradually prepare students for the REAL International Mathematical Olympiad, IMO and definitely gives an edge.

Dates have been announced for many of these World Mathematical competitions. Click here to download Olympiad Planner for such International Math Competitions.

Check below for detail of all such recent REAL World-class Mathematical Competitions.

Southeast Asian Mathematical Olympiad (SEAMO) is a unique assessment platform originating from Singapore and directed by Mr Terry Chew, the author of the celebrated book series ‘Unleash the Maths Olympian in You!’. The Singapore Maths curriculum places strong emphasis on Critical Thinking Skills as part of its 21st Century Core Competencies. Students must be able to make connections and think outside the box in order to be successful in school and in the workplace. With this vision in mind, SEAMO has grown to become the most highly acclaimed Math Olympiad competition in the region.

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Asia International Mathematical Olympiad Union (AIMO Union) is a collaborative international organization among mathematical research organisations and individuals.

It is the mission of AIMO Union to provide teenagers with an international platform for the purposes of learning Mathematics, cultural exchange, intriguing their mathematical insights, improving their qualities of scientific thinking minds and hence enhancing the friendship and cooperation of teenagers from different countries/regions.

Up to present, AIMO Union has already established Secretariats in countries such as Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Turkey.

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World Mathematics Invitational (WMI) was founded by Mr. Kun-Lung Tsai, the chairman of Chinese Mathematics Association in 2013.

WMI is an international competition which works as a platform for organizations that promote math to interact with one another. WMI has gathered organizations from America, China, Taiwan, Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Nigeria, Hong Kong, Macao, and Iran that give impetus to math education and popularization.The new friends from Bulgaria, India, Kazakhstan, Cambodia and Myanmar participate WMI in 2018. Australia, Brazil, Turkey, Vietnam, Mongolia and Laos participate WMI in 2019.

Nearly 20000 elites from all over the world attend WMI preliminary round in 2019, which make the final round both splendid and challenging. WMI final round was held in Seoul, Korea; Taipei, Taiwan; Guilin, China; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam ;Incheon, Korea and Fukuoka, Japan.

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**HKIMO**, is named as Hong Kong International Mathematical Olympiad, is developed by former Hong Kong Mathematical Olympiad Team Team Leader Mr Wong Tin Chun.The objective to develop **HKIMO** is to promote Mathematical Olympiad all over the world. The examination paper consists of 5 main topics: Logical Thinking, Arithmetic (Kindergarten / Primary Section) / Algebra(Secondary Section), Number Theory, Geometry & Combinatorics. HKIMO Heats is conducted at country level to identify Mathematical talent who can then participate in HKIMO Finals in Hong Kong subject to qualifying.

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ISMC aims to encourage the young students to compete at the international level. It also helps to identify best talents among students. Its syllabus is mainly common with the Singapore Maths (Primary) syllabus. Thus, students can take part in ISMC

without advanced beyond-the-grade-level knowledge and marathon of special training trying to learn in hours all topics which are new and unfamiliar to them.

Objectives for organising the International Singapore Maths Competition:

- To create excitement and enthusiasm in Mathematics among Primary school students through a competition that is of a high standard.
- To provide deserving students with a prestigious achievement record for their portfolio.
- To introduce to the educational arena a mathematical competition that allowsstudents to use calculator, in keeping with the current educational trend, for Primary 5 and Primary 6.
- To release enrichment Mathematics resources to the Primary schools which they could use to engage particular pupils or the student body at large.

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## Recommended MockTests with Explanations

## Recommended Books

The books by Terry Chew, the Singaporean Mathematician can be called the “REAL GEMs for the school students.

1) SAP Maths Olympiad Beginner-Ideal for grades 3, 4 and 5 (aged 9-10 years old)

2) SAP Maths Olympiad Intermediate-– Ideal for grades 4, 5 and 6 (aged 10-12 years old )

3) SAP Maths Olympiad Advanced – Ideal for grades 6, 7, 8 and 9 (aged 11-14 years old )

The books for the REAL Olympiads (Pre-RMO,RMO, INMO and finally IMO).

1) Indian National Mathematics Olympiad 2020 -With Solved RMO and INMO(2016-2019)questions

2) Challenge and Thrill of Pre-College Mathematics– Must Have for all aspiring Math Olympian

3) Problem Primer For The Pre Regional Mathematical Olympiad– The book for the very 1st steps ,Pre-RMO and RMO.