alatteaday wrote: ↑Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:17 amHi, DS is about halfway through the Terry Chew Next Lap (lower sec). He also did about 5 years' worth of past year AMC 8 papers before we sent him. The solutions were mailed to us last week and he checked it against his own booklet, and said he managed to score at least 15 which would put him on the achievement roll for p6 students and younger.manorway wrote: ↑Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:13 amHi alatteaday, may I ask how far on the Terry Chew series have you prepped your child before sending him to AMC?alatteaday wrote: ↑Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:14 pmThank you all I have been working with him on the Terry chew series and also prepped quite thoroughly for nmos this year from the 10 yr series. We are fortunate that his sch is very open to sending underaged kiddos in for these contests - at p3 he wasn't even the youngest (there were two p2s!)

He just went in for the AMC 8 this week too as a challenge. He def spends more than an hour on maths every day on his own whether on puzzles, problems or just writing down random lists of numbers. Have tried hard to build his confidence in this area as he struggles with languages (he is mildly speech delayed).

A friend of mine shared she is unsure if kid is ready for a competition and a bit concerned about sending too early too in case, it is a total defeat and kid just loses interest. Is this unfounded worry? For a P3 kid, what is a good starting point competition to try?

If the child is totally new to MO perhaps easier maths competitions like maths kangaroo and sasmo would be a good starting point. The child would probably at least win a small award (bronze or silver) if he/she is quite competent in school maths.

My son did sasmo and American math Olympiad (simcc) last year as a p2 before we decided to try for nmos and AMC 8 this year. Hope this helps

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I actually did attempt RIPWMC before and found that if one is able to understand n willing/ able to work someway into the sum, filter out options, if still unsure, possible to guess if down to just 2 out of mcq options. My ds has distinction in RIPMWC but no bronze even for NMOS. I think maybe another issue was because he didn’t revise whereas he did abit more revision for RIPMWC.. most of his classmates also found NMOS more difficult and therefore didn’t score.. I feel it’s because it’s open ended.. but anyways, it’s over n i don’t want him to focus on MO but PSLE instead.alatteaday wrote: ↑Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:26 amJust to add on. I attempted a RIPMWC open past year paper a few days ago together with my child. Actually it is similar in difficulty to the more recent years or NMOS but we both agreed that the numbers are awful (lots of decimals and fractions in answers) and the working is generally more tedious w a lot more arithmetic.abhcbl wrote: ↑Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:10 pm

Hi Deardear07,

RIPMWC top 2% (about 40) gets high distinction and the next 13% (260) gets distinction. NMOS top 30 award, about 400 get to round 2. Usually those who get into round 2 will at least get silver, around 80 receive gold. When you said no award for NMOS...do you mean not even bronze or top 30 awards?

RIPWMC do have some noise from mcq (and the scoring method... 3 for correct, 1 for not attempting and 0 for wrong, so it is more common for those willing to guess could be lucky and get a better result), but guessing is more difficult at NMOS.

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May I check if Maths Hub Bishan or Tampines is a better place than SIMCC Telok Kurau to train young beginner pupils for MO? Thanks!

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Hi parents, my boy is P1 this year and I am keen to let him try for the Math Olympia training. May I ask which is a good centre that I can send him for a trial lesson?

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I’ve nvr heard anyone starting Math Olympaid at P1. You can try Math Hub (look for Alex) at Bishan or Math Oasis.

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No need to start at P1. Plenty of assessment books you can just use to teach at home.

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Hello parents. Can I just check on the below to whoever kind soul who knows...

For Sasmo, there is an option for private candidates.

1) Does this mean anyone can register for it?

2) do they allow to take the test for a higher grade? (Ie a P5 to take the Grade 6 test)

3) when will the registration open?

Olympiad is something that I haven’t really heard of much in her school. She took E2k last yr. not sure if all school does NMOS. She would be keen to test herself in Sasmo this year. Thanks

For Sasmo, there is an option for private candidates.

1) Does this mean anyone can register for it?

2) do they allow to take the test for a higher grade? (Ie a P5 to take the Grade 6 test)

3) when will the registration open?

Olympiad is something that I haven’t really heard of much in her school. She took E2k last yr. not sure if all school does NMOS. She would be keen to test herself in Sasmo this year. Thanks

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Yes. SASMO is opened for 'private individual' as not all schools will take part as it is considered easier than the 4 major ones which some schools will consider for DSA.AHsDad wrote: ↑Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:58 pmHello parents. Can I just check on the below to whoever kind soul who knows...

For Sasmo, there is an option for private candidates.

1) Does this mean anyone can register for it?

2) do they allow to take the test for a higher grade? (Ie a P5 to take the Grade 6 test)

3) when will the registration open?

Olympiad is something that I haven’t really heard of much in her school. She took E2k last yr. not sure if all school does NMOS. She would be keen to test herself in Sasmo this year. Thanks

But P5 and P6 are doing the same paper.

Please visit their website https://sasmo.sg/ for the registration and date of competition. Note , private candidates will do on Saturday, and venue will be allocated by the organiser.

You may visit my website iworksingapore.wordpress.com if interested to find out more.

Thanks.

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