WMC Experience

Because we all want to enjoy more success

The World Mathematics Championships®
are collaborative assessment-as-learning experiences for all children around the world

We focus upon FOUR of the UN Sustainable Development Goals:

  • 4 Quality Education
  • 5 Gender Equality
  • 10 Reduced Inequality
  • 12 Responsible consumption and production

We believe summative assessment should be a demonstration of depth-in-learning and be inclusive; rather than focusing on elitism and speed at doing superficial algorithms of difficult subject content. For this reason, the World Mathematics Championships® group students who have been exposed to similar levels of mathematics.

So we have FOUR LEVELS of entry and THREE STAGES of competition to the Finals:

Level Primary Secondary Junior Senior
Age 9-11 11-13 13-16 16-19
Silver tickets awarded for
2. REGIONALS 2 rounds online* 2 rounds online* **2-days 9-rounds **2-days 9 rounds
gold tickets awarded for
3. FINALS 1-day 4-rounds **2-days 9-rounds **5-days 12-rounds **5-days 12-rounds

*Will launch from 2021
** The Inspiration round is written across 2-weeks prior to the main event days

REGISTER for a Qualifier ROCKS online

Payment is only possible through creating a parent or teacher account or login here. Each registration can include any number of students, but a parent/teacher account can only apply once per competition.

During this Covid period, EVERYONE will qualify for the Remote Regional from the ROCKS Online Qualifier, so it is included free.

For TEN ROUNDS of diverse mathematical fun, this exclusively online competition is reduced to a flat SGD 100 per student. Payment is made immediately through the secure online gateway, Stripe. Requests for individual bank transfer invoices and/or other currencies will incure a 10% admin charge for this personalisation.

Senior and Junior level students (age 13+) may create their own username, password and personal details BUT require liniing to a parent/teacher who makes payment for them. Here is a flow chart of this process.

Secondary and Primary level students (age 9-13) MUST have an adult (parent or teacher) create their account and enter competitions for them. Here is a flow chart of this process.

Registered participants have access to engage in more practise material.

Next, the child needs to log-in any time on the day of the ROCKS round, and complete the questions within 1 hour from pressing start!

A few days later, the schedule and details for the next Remote Regional stage will be shared.

1. QUALIFIER (Recall Of Core Key Skills) ROCKS online

This is answering multi-choice questions within 1 hour. This is asynchroneous, at any time during the 24 hours of the specified day (Singapore time).
These are online experiences to ensure individual Core Key Skills are adequate enough to make the most of the next stages.


Senior, Junior and Secondary: 2-days 9-rounds
Primary: 1-day 4-rounds

Regionals and Finals are designed to be collaboration experiences for all qualifying students.
The schedule throughout these are very busy DOING MATHEMATICS (we do not include sight-seeing excursions, these are best kept as families to enjoy on holidays), with a healthy mix of seriousness and laughter, geekiness and play, indoors and out!
Participants sometimes think deeply alone, work in teams, be inspired by speakers and create using their imagination!
This unique platform enables participants to network and build lasting friendships and life-long memories - usually the main highlight of their schooling years.

Within 9 round competitions, there are 6 skills categories for prizes:

  • Challenge - because we want to be the best that we can be
  • Knowledge - because we need secure foundations to communicate, collaborate, challenge, strategise and create better!
  • Collaboration - because we all need others to help us achieve our dreams
  • Strategy - because visionary thinking leads to more profound success
  • Communication - because we need to be able to convince others that our beliefs are sound
  • Creativity - because we enjoy being humans instead of robots

Individuals focus on the Challenge rounds alone.

We choose Collaboration teams to be 'new friends' comprise of different residence and passport of each member.
Communication teams are comprised of 'existing friends' with the same residence and/or passport.

Some rounds are subject specific skills and procedures - knowledge intensive.
Other rounds are focused towards planing and executing a
There are rounds that depend upon
creativity - developing new and imaginative ideas.

Each strategy, creative and knowledge skill category has at least one round that is engaged in alone, within new friend teams and through existing friends teams.

Within the 9 round competitions are:

Skills categories Challenge Collaboration Communication
Strategy Duel Lightning Innovation
Creativity Codebreaker Crypto Inspiration
Knowledge Confidence Pursuit Shuttle
For a more detailed breakdown on how the competitions flow, please browse the other sections:

There are many prizes to be had, with the most important being the intangibles that one gains from such an experience. On top of that all particiants receive:

  • Certificate of absolute attainment
  • Transcript of relative attainment
  • Medals for top ranking individuals
  • Special Ticket invitations for the next stage

If you would like to:

Our history
It all started through the South East Asian Mathematics Competition; SEAMC+ was concieved at the turn of the milenium by Steve Warry, an enthusiastic teacher with the Alice Smith School, Kuala Lumpur and had a belief that Mathematics could be a 'spectator sport'. Tragically, he passed away the week prior to the competition, but it went ahead and Steve's dream became a reality. Due to popular demand, in February 2014 a parallel North... version of the same competition (NEAMC) became a reality within Nanjing International School, China. In June 2018, Trinity College hosted the inaugral Finals with the prestigeous University of Melbourne. In October 2018 we created Secondary level and Primary level was concieved in February 2020.
We hope the next few seasons will see us expand outside of Asia - the first UK Qualifier happened in October 2018 and ROCKS was launched in 2019. Discussions have started with institutions in Australia, USA and Canada; please do contact us if you would also like to be a partner.



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