As the world has focused on the sporting events at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, ISA Tianhe has participated in the more cerebral Olympiad challenge!
On Saturday 26th July, 12 of our medal winners were invited to join the finals of the Singapore International Math Olympiad Challenge (SIMOC) . 12 students participated in the finals, and 7 students won awards with a total of nine, which means about 60% of them won the awards. We are so proud of students’ excellent performance and excited to share the good news with you:
Singapore International Math Olympiad Challenge (SIMOC) is a unique concept of mathematics competition which not only tests students’ ability to solve mathematical problems on pen and paper but also tests your ability to work as a team to play interactive mathematical games and solve puzzles.
The students were trained by our bilingual maths teachers Miss Fei and Mr. Neal during the school term, and also had specialist training by Mr. Michael Collins, the secondary school Maths specialist teacher from ISA Science City, during the summer holidays. The students worked hard to prepare and completed many practice questions in workbooks prepared by Mr. Collins. Their hard work certainly paid off with excellent results.
Check the video below to find out how they feel about the competition and which IB Learner Profile they think they demonstrated.
For one section of the competition students were assigned into teams with children from other countries. This was a real lesson in international mindedness where children from all over the world had to communicate in English to solve maths problems together. It was also a testament to our collaborative learning approach at school.