Singapore Math Kangaroo Contest (SMKC) is open to all Primary school, Secondary school and JC students. Students can register from a school, if his/her school participates in SMKC or can register as an Individual Participant, if his/her school does not take part in SMKC. SMKC is organized by Singapore International Math Contests Centre (SIMCC).

# Info for Schools

**Contest Date:** 22 March, 2017 (Wednesday)

**Contest Time:** set by the teacher in charge

**Contest Venue:** your school

**Registration fee:** $10 per student

You can download and reprint the poster below

### Poster (press the link)

# Information for Individual Participant

**Contest date:** March 25, 2017 (Saturday)

**Contest venue:** SJIJ, 3 Essex Road, Singapore 309331

**Contest Time:** Pri 1 to Pri 4 – 9am to 10.30am, Pri 5 to JC – 11am to 12.30pm

**Registration fee**: $30

## Categories

In the Singapore Math Kangaroo Contest, students compete in **11 categories**:

Please take note that Primary 1 and Primary 2 students will take the same test paper Pre-Ecolier, but will be ranked separately. Same applies for Primary 3,4; Primary 5,6; Secondary 1,2; Secondary 3,4 students

Categories | School Level | Number of questions | Time given | Bonus Points | Maximum Score |

Pre Ecolier 1 | Primary 1 | 24 | 1 hour and 30 mins | 24 | 120 |

Pre Ecolier 2 | Primary 2 | 24 | 1 hour and 30 mins | 24 | 120 |

Ecolier 1 | Primary 3 | 24 | 1 hour and 30 mins | 24 | 120 |

Ecolier 2 | Primary 4 | 24 | 1 hour and 30 mins | 24 | 120 |

Benjamin 1 | Primary 5 | 30 | 1 hour and 30 mins | 30 | 150 |

Benjamin 2 | Primary 6 | 30 | 1 hour and 30 mins | 30 | 150 |

Cadet 1 | Secondary 1 | 30 | 1 hour and 30 mins | 30 | 150 |

Cadet 1 | Secondary 2 | 30 | 1 hour and 30 mins | 30 | 150 |

Junior 1 | Secondary 3 | 30 | 1 hour and 30 mins | 30 | 150 |

Junior 2 | Secondary 4 | 30 | 1 hour and 30 mins | 30 | 150 |

Student | JC 1, JC2 , Poly 1, 2 | 30 | 1 hour and 30 mins | 30 | 150 |

## Format

• The Contest is an individual, written, multiple-choice test.

• The Contest will be held at the student’s own school (or at SMKC center for Individual Participants), to be administered by the assigned contact person.

• The paper contains 30 questions (except for Pre Ecolier and Ecolier papers, which has 24 questions) with 5 choices to each problem.

• The time allotted is 90 minutes.

• Each participant will receive an answer sheet to record their answer, as well as blank sheets for calculation. All used and unused sheets must be returned to the invigilator or proctor at the end of the contest.

• Students can only bring a pencil, eraser and geometry tools to the Contest.

• Student may not use a calculator during the Contest.

## Scoring System

**Primary 1 to Primary 4 (Pre-Ecolier 1,2 and Ecolier 1,2)**

The test for Pre Ecolier 1, 2 and Ecolier 1, 2 is of 75 minutes duration and contains 24 questions. These are grouped equally under three levels of increasing difficulty. The student starts with 24 bonus points (i.e. no student gets a negative score). 1 point will deducted for each wrong answer and No points will be deducted for no answer. The following points are awarded:

**Easy**: 3 points for each correct answer.

**Medium**: 4 points for each correct answer.

**Hard**: 5 points for each correct answer.

**Maximum Score**: 90 points (120 points for Ecolier)

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**Primary 5 to JC 2 (Benjamin, Cadet, Junior, Student)**

The test for Benjamin (P5 & P6), Cadet (S1 & S2), Junior (S3 & S4), and Student (JC1, JC2 & Poly) is of 75 minutes duration and contains 30 questions. These are grouped equally under three levels of increasing difficulty. The student starts with 30 bonus points (i.e. no student gets a negative score). 1 point will deducted for each wrong answer and No points will be deducted for no answer. The following points are awarded:

**Easy**: 3 points for each correct answer.

**Medium**: 4 points for each correct answer.

**Hard**: 5 points for each correct answer.

**Maximum Score**: 150 points

## Procedure

There are 5 things that need to be done to participate in the SMKC:

**School Registration**- SMKC will be held in your school and no travelling is required. The entry fee is $10 per student for school sign-up. Students from each school will register as a group. Every participating school must have at least 10 students. Your students can come from different year levels (P1-P6 or Sec 1 to Sec 4). The school will appoint a person-in-charge who will be responsible to liaise and coordinate with SMKC, including registration, conduct the competition as well as general administration of the competition.
- Administer the Competition
- Two (2) days before the Contest, the competition package will be sent to schools. The Contest package consists of the problem and answer sheets. The contact person will safe-keep the package before the Contest day.
- Before the Contest day, the contact person is responsible to find a suitable venue.
- On the Contest day, the contact person will conduct the test at the venue.
- The contact person will be responsible for the regulations of the Contest, including making sure that the problems are not leaked before the Contest day, and also 3 months after the Contest day.

- Returning the contest package
- The contact person will leave the contest booklets and answer entry sheets at the school’s General Office. After the Contest Day SMKC staff will pick them up between 25th March and 1st April. Please SMS 97765609, “Collect SMKC, name of your school”.
- The results will be announced by May 10 2017. Certificates will be sent to your school by June 1, 2017.

## Date and Venue

**Important dates for SCHOOLS, SKMC 2017 :**

2 January 2017 | Registration opens |

10 March 2017 | Closing date for registration of SMKC 2017. |

20 March 2017 | Schools receive Contest Package (contest paper and answer entry sheets) |

22 March 2017 | SMKC 2017 Contest Day. We allow schools to run the contest up to 1 week LATER (not earlier) as they may have other commitments. |

24 March 2017 to 1 April 2017 | Collection of Contest Package |

8-10 May 2017 | Release of results to your school and announcements of SMKC results on our website. |

**Venue:**

The contest will be held at the participants’ own schools in an examination environment, administered by the school-appointed person-in-charge who will be responsible to liaise and coordinate with Excel League, including registration, conduct the competition as well as general administration of the competition.

## Certificates Awarded

Platinum Certificate (maximum score)

Gold Certificate (Top 8% scorers)

Silver Certificate (Next 12%)

Bronze Certificate (Next 20%)

Participation Certificate (Rest of 60%)

## Syllabus

**Pre Ecolier (Primary 1 & 2)**

- simple arithmetic operations with 1 digit and 2 digit numbers
- distinguishing simple figures
- time, clock. number of days in a week
- number of months in a year

**Ecolier (Primary 3 & 4)**

- simple arithmetic operations with 1,2,3 and 4 digit numbers
- recognizing geometric figures.
- a magic square with a sum of 15
- time, clock. number of days in a week, number of months in a year
- addition, subtraction, multiplication, division. intersection of sets
- perimeter and area of a square, a rectangle

**Benjamin (Primary 5 & 6)**

- addition, subtraction, multiplication, division.
- magic squares
- fractions and decimals.
- clock, a calendar
- perimeter of a polygon. area of a rectangle and a triangle
- mathematical logic.
- lines and rays on a surface
- a cube, a rectangular solid. acute, right, and obtuse angles.

**Cadet Level (Secondary 1 & 2)**

- operations on rational numbers
- powers of natural numbers
- angles: acute, right, and obtuse.
- equations, inequalities and systems of linear equations
- area of a rectangle, a triangle and a circle
- lines and rays on a surface
- volume and surface area of geometric figures
- supplementary angles, sum of angles in a triangle and in a quadrilateral
- mathematical logic

**Junior (Secondary 3 & 4)**

- operations on real numbers
- functions, polynomials, equations, inequalities.
- sequences of numbers
- elements of combinatorics
- synthetic & analytic plane geometry

**Student (JC 1 & 2) **

- As above

## Test Rules

- Obey test proctors.
- Respect others — No Noise, No Talking.
- Raise your hand if you have a problem or question; quietly wait for the proctor to come to you.
- No Sharing.
- No Turning.
- Nothing on the desk except scratch paper, stationery, answer sheet and question booklet.
- No food or drink (only water is allowed).
- No calculators.

## Proctoring Instructions

- Seat the students and introduce yourself; write your names on the board; go over the attendance sheet and check attendance.
- Explain the rules to the students (see below). Congratulate them on their participation in Singapore Math Kangaroo Contest 2015 with over 6 million participants worldwide.
- Write the rules on the board.
- Distribute pencils, scratch paper and answer sheets and go around the room to check the names.
- Distribute the questions and tell them to write their names on the question booklet and fill in the ovals with their ID numbers on the answer forms, and to wait until you set the timer. Help younger students with filling in their ID numbers.
- Set the timer and announce when one hour is over, (15 min are left,) and when only 5 min are left.
- Control the silence and behaviour.
- For any type of inappropriate behaviour, send the kid out of the room immediately, to keep the distractions to other students minimal. Make sure parents are waiting or somebody on your team can take care of the students who are leaving.
- Collect the answer sheets and put a check mark on the attendance sheet.
- Collect the question papers. After 25 April, the proctor can do anything with the paper, either returning them to participants or not.
- If students finish early, they can leave the room to join their parents or quietly read a book or draw on the scratch paper.
- When everybody is finished or the time is up, check the attendance sheet to see if all answer sheets are collected.
- Optionally, ask the students to get together for the Competition Photo if you did not take the photo earlier.
- Ask them to put the chairs and desks back in order.
- Congratulate them on their participation and invite them for next year.
- Dismiss the students.