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Postby yorknell » Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:56 pm

Hi every body! I'M an foreign student looking for some reference for DSA.. Could you recommend any reference for one who go to apply for sec 3 prog? s
Anyway this is my main question:
I'm searching for some hard and expert math olympiad paper in website such as SMO paper.. but the result is nothing and it seems i have to buy the books is it true? could you recommend the books about singapore math olympiade for sec students wiith answer? could you recommend any excercise or exam papers about science math and english (if possibly) whcih is hard with answers to be downloaded from internet? if i can't find it online, you could also recommend me any books.
Thanks.. please help me!:D

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Postby yorknell » Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:34 am

hi again! you could actually tell references for preparing all math olympiad papers for sec 1&2 not just SMO If you know. Plus, how about science olympiads for sec 1&2 preparationexcercise or papers? Is there any? Please recommend all good excercise books for math olympiads and science olympiads for sec 1&2 you know, not just official books! Thanks

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Postby ruyu » Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:37 am

yorknell wrote:hi again! you could actually tell references for preparing all math olympiad papers for sec 1&2 not just SMO If you know. Plus, how about science olympiads for sec 1&2 preparationexcercise or papers? Is there any? Please recommend all good excercise books for math olympiads and science olympiads for sec 1&2 you know, not just official books! Thanks


they do sell math olympaid books at popular you knowbut one book is like 5 6 dollars.. very thin some more

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Postby livewith_vanilla » Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:53 am

ruyu wrote:
yorknell wrote:hi again! you could actually tell references for preparing all math olympiad papers for sec 1&2 not just SMO If you know. Plus, how about science olympiads for sec 1&2 preparationexcercise or papers? Is there any? Please recommend all good excercise books for math olympiads and science olympiads for sec 1&2 you know, not just official books! Thanks


they do sell math olympaid books at popular you knowbut one book is like 5 6 dollars.. very thin some more


I've seen those thin booklets for mathematical olympiad books in Popular, but also one thick one.I think its called Singapore Challenging Mathematical Olympiad Questions. Something like that....Perhaps you (yorknell) could go down to Popular bookstore(I assume you are in Singapore now...) to have a look?

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Postby yorknell » Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:22 am

thanks for all your reply. unfortunately, i'm not in sing anymore. but, i could ask my friend to buy in singapore. is that book good? how is it compared to oither olympiad books.
ruyu wrote:they do sell math olympaid books at popular you knowbut one book is like 5 6 dollars.. very thin some more
thanks ruyu. but could you tell or recommend me the good one? it doesn't have to be SMO But i think i need the challenging and good one for sec students? How about science olympiad? Which one is more challenging (the questions) between all math and science olympiad (and books)? Thank yoiu everybody.

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Postby livewith_vanilla » Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:31 am

yorknell wrote:thanks for all your reply. unfortunately, i'm not in sing anymore. but, i could ask my friend to buy in singapore. is that book good? how is it compared to oither olympiad books.
ruyu wrote:they do sell math olympaid books at popular you knowbut one book is like 5 6 dollars.. very thin some more
thanks ruyu. but could you tell or recommend me the good one? it doesn't have to be SMO But i think i need the challenging and good one for sec students? How about science olympiad? Which one is more challenging (the questions) between all math and science olympiad (and books)? Thank yoiu everybody.


Sorry but i don't know.I just happened to see it before while searching for maths books. I never had an interest for olympiad math questions, so I cant comment which book is better.

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Postby CoffeeCat » Mon Jul 05, 2010 2:54 pm

yorknell wrote:thanks for all your reply. unfortunately, i'm not in sing anymore. but, i could ask my friend to buy in singapore. is that book good? how is it compared to oither olympiad books.
ruyu wrote:they do sell math olympaid books at popular you knowbut one book is like 5 6 dollars.. very thin some more
thanks ruyu. but could you tell or recommend me the good one? it doesn't have to be SMO But i think i need the challenging and good one for sec students? How about science olympiad? Which one is more challenging (the questions) between all math and science olympiad (and books)? Thank yoiu everybody.

yorknell are you actually trying to prepare for something? You might wana tell us so we will know what will be of relevance to you.
Ryuu is there really such thin books and only $5-6 out there in popular :o ?
I been to popular a few times but never have I seen any such books, rather any books on maths Olympiad with such a low price tag in popular.

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Postby yorknell » Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:12 pm

that's fine.. 5 dollar si so cheap almost as cheap as used books right? By the way, actually i'm preparing for schools DSA (for sec 3) as well as preparing to excercise. It reminds me that the NUSHS MAth dsa was tough!

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Postby yorknell » Tue Jul 06, 2010 12:10 pm

hi. i have been loking for some olympiad quiestions in the internet. i have found some and downloaded in such as australian junior math olympiad 2001-2009, international math olympiad 1960-2009, balkan math olympiad, etc.. however, the imo doesn't have answers with it.. how can i find the answers.. i also plan to buy SMO PAST 10 YEARS SOLUTION BOOKS. IS IT OKAY/APPROPRIATE? What books you recommend me to have? I'm interested in challenging math questions for sec 1-2 and for preparation for DSA SEC 3. RUyu, could you help me? Thanks

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Postby CoffeeCat » Wed Jul 07, 2010 12:43 pm

yorknell wrote:hi. i have been loking for some olympiad quiestions in the internet. i have found some and downloaded in such as australian junior math olympiad 2001-2009, international math olympiad 1960-2009, balkan math olympiad, etc.. however, the imo doesn't have answers with it.. how can i find the answers.. i also plan to buy SMO PAST 10 YEARS SOLUTION BOOKS. IS IT OKAY/APPROPRIATE? What books you recommend me to have? I'm interested in challenging math questions for sec 1-2 and for preparation for DSA SEC 3. RUyu, could you help me? Thanks


Hmm, you have no idea the background of some of these competitions. Do check on wikipedia or google search for the official page and see which age group the competitions is for. You are looking for 13-14 age group, so avoid the IMO at all costs. If you are buying the SMO past 10 yrs remember you are only looking at the Junior section which is for lower sec. Since you are preparing for DSA, you only need to find questions for 13-14, any higher age groups is either irrelevant or will definitely prove too hard for you unless you have prior training and is really good.

Anyway as far as I know the math olympiad books on popular are only for primary school, however you will find these two books "Mathematical Quickies & Trickies" {red color book } and "Geometrical Quickies & trickies" {blue color book} relatively helpful.

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