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:
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:
|1. QUALIFIER||ROCKS online|
|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
During this Covid period, EVERYONE will qualify for the Remote Regional from the ROCKS Online Qualifier, so everyone just registers directly into the Remote 2021 competition.
For TEN ROUNDS of diverse mathematical fun, this exclusively online competition is reduced to a flat SGD 100 per student. Payment is made directly 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.
Depending upon your unique situation and level of entry, there are three options for registering:
SENIOR and JUNIOR STUDENTS (age 13+) registering through a SCHOOL
SENIOR and JUNIOR STUDENTS (age 13+) registering through a PARENT (or teacher)
Here are visual flow charts of the age 13+ student process
SECONDARY and PRIMARY STUDENTS (age<13) registering through a teacher OR parent (same flow)
Here is a flow chart of the under 13 yrs registration process
THE THREE STAGES to the FINALS - REVISED ONLINE MODEL DURING COVID - two stages
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:
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 strategy.
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:
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:QUALIFIERS
If you would like to:
It all started through the South East Asian Mathematics Competition plus; SEAMC+ which 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.