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Mathematics is a subject that many students find challenging and rewarding. It requires logical thinking, creativity and problem-solving skills. One way to motivate and inspire students to excel in mathematics is to participate in math competitions. Math competitions are contests that test students’ mathematical abilities and knowledge on various topics and levels. They also provide opportunities for students to interact with other math enthusiasts, learn from experts and mentors, and gain recognition and awards.

One of the most popular math competitions in Singapore is the Singapore and Asian Schools Math Olympiad (SASMO). SASMO is an annual competition that aims to discover, encourage and challenge mathematically gifted students from Singapore and other Asian countries. SASMO is open to students from grades 2 to 11, and covers topics such as arithmetic, algebra, geometry, combinatorics and number theory. SASMO questions are designed to stimulate students’ interest and curiosity in mathematics, and to develop their critical thinking and reasoning skills.

SASMO is organized by the Singapore International Math Contests Centre (SIMCC), a non-profit organization that promotes math education and enrichment in Singapore and Asia. SIMCC collaborates with various local and international partners, such as the National University of Singapore (NUS), the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), the Singapore Mathematical Society (SMS), the Asian Mathematical Olympiad Union (AMOU), the World Mathematical Olympiad Association (WMOA) and the International Scholastic Trust (IST).

SASMO has several benefits for students who participate in it. First, SASMO helps students to prepare for other prestigious math competitions, such as the American Mathematics Competitions (AMC), the Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC), the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) and the Asian Pacific Mathematics Olympiad (APMO). Second, SASMO provides students with feedback and analysis on their performance, which can help them to identify their strengths and weaknesses, and to improve their mathematical skills. Third, SASMO rewards students with certificates, medals, trophies and scholarships, which can boost their confidence and self-esteem. Fourth, SASMO exposes students to different cultures and perspectives, as they meet and interact with other math enthusiasts from different countries and backgrounds.

If you are a student who loves mathematics and wants to challenge yourself, you should consider joining SASMO. You can register for SASMO through your school or online at The registration fee is $25 per student. The competition date for 2023 is April 6. The competition duration is 90 minutes for grades 2 to 6, and 120 minutes for grades 7 to 11. The competition format is multiple-choice questions with five options each. The competition venue is your school or a designated center.

SASMO is a great opportunity for you to showcase your mathematical talent and passion. By participating in SASMO, you will not only improve your mathematical skills, but also have fun and make new friends. So what are you waiting for? Register for SASMO today and get ready to embark on an exciting mathematical journey!