All About Math Olympiad Training & Questions

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All About Math Olympiad Training & Questions

Postby clover18 » Mon Feb 16, 2009 2:47 pm

Original title: SCHARFF Math program

Hi there, has anyone heard of this centre in Far East Shopping Centre conducting IQ Math and Higher Order thinking Math program? Pls share yr feedback as I'm still searching for a suitable Math Olympiad training class for my kids. Thanks so much!

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Postby Chan09 » Wed Mar 11, 2009 5:37 pm

Yes would recommand as my child enjoyed his IQ maths. let me know how you get on?

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Scharff

Postby von72 » Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:53 pm

Hi there, yes would strongly recommend this fun and exciting learning experience and techniques. My son been with Scharff for the past 1 year and it has helped him to be more positive and confidence. 2 thums up!!! :celebrate:

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SMO Junior/Senior 2009

Postby kiasiparent » Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:49 pm

[Moderator's note: Topics merged.]

Hi i have a cousin who will be going for the SMO Junior Contest 2009 . He's Sec 1 this year but has not yet received much training in SMO.

Anyone knows of any good tuition centres that teach SMO junior, Senior?

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Re: SMO Junior/Senior 2009

Postby ChiefKiasu » Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:52 pm

kiasiparent wrote:Hi i have a cousin who will be going for the SMO Junior Contest 2009 . He's Sec 1 this year but has not yet received much training in SMO.

Anyone knows of any good tuition centres that teach SMO junior, Senior?


I know Simply Smart provide it without prejudice. You should also check out the services listed in this thread.

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Postby mathsparks » Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:53 pm

My son goes to Maths Oasis in bugis but I heard Just Maths conducts such classes as well.

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Postby clover18 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:09 pm

Hi chan09 & von72

Thanks for yr feedback. I went into the website and realise they dont conduct the typical math enrichment. It seems like its a combination of IQ math plus leadership thinking? Is the program objective on leadership development or competition math? I'm rather confused...hehe

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Postby kiasiparent » Sat Mar 28, 2009 12:01 am

You can try http://www.mathshub.com.sg.

They have proven track record in maths olympiad training. Highly recommended.

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Postby joconde » Sat Mar 28, 2009 9:06 am

Hi all,

I need some advice. My son is in P5 and I'm really keen for him to take part in some math competition. His sch's math HOD told me the sch will only send the top 40 math scorers (based on this yr's SA1 result) to a competition this yr (not sure what is the competition name but I think it's HCI one). And there'll be a prep class sometime after the selection. My son is in the 2nd best class and normally scores above 90 marks for math. But I really dunno what are his chances.

If my son get selected, good. He'll get trained by sch. Parents may have to co-pay for the training but should be subsidized, I guess. Now I fear he won't get selected and by the time we know the selection result it's already end of May. Will it be too late to sign up for private training class then ?

So I need some advice on what I should do. Should I be kiasu and start my son with private prep course now, or wait and see if he gets selected by sch ? If I enrol him into private course now and then later he get selected by sch, it's like waste of money lei. Cost is a concern for me, of course.

By the way I found this course conducted by SMS :
http://sms.math.nus.edu.sg/Enrichment/E ... px#Primary
Rate is $10 per hr, very economical, but large class. However, website says they'll select participants if demand is too high. Anyone had experience with this course to share more info ?

Thanks in advance !

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Postby joconde » Sat Mar 28, 2009 9:31 am

Just found out from Math Hub that for P5 there's only NUS high competition they can take part, which is around July or later. They have a June holiday prep class for this competition.

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