SIMOC - The fun competition to gain your knowledge!
Competition date: 22-25 July 2023
Closing date of registering: 10 June, 2023
Math Olympiad Contest (Individual)
MATH OLYMPIAD CONTEST is an individual online test.
The contest consists of 11 differentiated levels: Grades 1 to 11/12 (equivalent to NZ Year 2 to 12/13)
The duration of the contest is 90 minutes, and every paper consists of 25 questions.
The students start with 15 bonus points and the Perfect Score = 85 points.
After the individual Math Olympiad round, all students will be divided into 3 different divisions, according to their grade, to take part in Maths Warriors and Mind Sports Challenge.
At SIMOC 2023, the students will be grouped into a team of 3 and placed into their division by SIMOC organizers.
Each team will be comprised of a member from a different country and as much as possible a different grade within the same division.
Each student will join 2 partners from different grades and countries to compete in one of 3 divisions:
Lower Division(NZ Year 2-5), Middle Division (NZ Year 6-8) Upper Division(NZ Year 9-13).
What is Maths Warriors?
Math Warriors is a game that tests student’s ability to do mental sums as well as strategic thinking.
There is also an element of luck involved which makes the game even more exciting.
How to play Maths Warriors?
This competition will encourage pupils to play math more often.
It is an excellent opportunity for them to improve their mental math as well as increase their skills in fractions, percentages, probability and definitely strategy.
Each player must have one of each of the following dice:
Total competition time is 90 minutes.
Math Warriors game rule applies in addition to the rules below.
Click the link or the image below to watch the video for how to play Maths Warriors: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtxP1o-moA8
What is Mind Sports Challenge?
This is a one-hour activity where each team (same team as Maths Warriors), will need to strategize to solve 8 hands-on puzzles as quickly as possible. Teams will be ranked by the most number of puzzle solved followed by the shortest time taken.
Strategies adopted by teams could include:
1) The team solves each of 8 puzzles together.
2) Each member of the team could be assigned one puzzle each to solve.
The puzzles are usually put together or take apart metal or wood puzzles, string puzzles, and math challenges with manipulative supplied. These will require the team to collaborate, tap on their combined creativity and problem solving skills to complete these challenges.