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 allow 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).

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.

 

SASMO is open to all Primary 2 to 6 and Secondary 1 to 4 students (Grade 2 to 10 students from International schools). 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 points)

  • PERFECT SCORE AWARD
  • GOLD AWARD
  • SILVER AWARD
  • BRONZE AWARD

All the participants will receive a Certificate.

The top 40% of the participants will receive an award certificate and a medal (Gold for top 8%, Silver for next 12% and Bronze for next 20%).

Perfect scorers will receive a Perfect Score Award 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.

SASMO Syllabus

SASMO reserves the rights to change the syllabus without any prior notice.

Grade 2-4 (Primary 2-4)

  • Arithmetic and Statistics
  • Geometry and Mensuration
  • Solving word problems using model method (or any other non-algebraic methods)
  • Non-routine problem solving (including number patterns, divisibility tests, spatial visualisation, logic problems and simple cryptarithms)

Grade 5-6 (Primary 5-6)

  • Arithmetic and Statistics
  • Geometry and Mensuration
  • Solving word problems using model method (or any other methods including algebra)
  • Non-routine problem solving (including number patterns, divisibility tests, spatial visualisation, logic problems and cryptarithms)

Grade 7 (Secondary 1)

  • Arithmetic and Algebra
  • Geometry, Graphs and Mensuration
  • Statistics
  • Non-routine problem solving (including number patterns, divisibility tests, spatial visualisation, logic problems and cryptarithms)

Grade 8 (Secondary 2)

  • Arithmetic and Algebra
  • Geometry, Graphs and Mensuration
  • Pythagoras’ Theorem
  • Statistics
  • Non-routine problem solving (including number patterns, divisibility tests, spatial visualisation, logic problems and cryptarithms)

Grade 9-10 (Secondary 3-4)

  • Arithmetic and Algebra
  • Geometry, Graphs and Mensuration
  • Pythagoras’ Theorem and Trigonometry
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Non-routine problem solving (including number patterns, divisibility tests, spatial visualisation, logic problems and cryptarithms)

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