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Categories & Challenge Format


Individual Event

Team Event


Category 1 (C1) - Year 3 or Primary 3

Category 2 (C2) - Year 4 or Primary 4

Category 3 (C3) - Year 5 or Primary 5

Category 4 (C4) - Year 6 or Primary 6

3 participants per team

  • Students currently studying in Year/Primary 5 and Year/Primary 6
  • mixed age group acceptable


60 minutes

Qualifying round: 30 mins

Final round:

  • only 5 teams are selected
  • 60 mins preparation
  • 10 mins presentation to judges

Type of questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) based on Singapore Maths problem sums

Qualifying Round: Buzz Quiz based on Singapore Maths problem sums.

Final Round: Problem Solving Scenario (each team guided by a S.A.M. mentor)

Marking system /

Judging criteria

  • plus (+) 1 marks if answered correctly
  • no mark if unanswered or wrong answer
  • shows concept understanding
  • adopts creative approach
  • demonstrates team work

Free Entry

Not applicable

Team members that do not get through qualifying round will automatically be given FREE entry to Individual Event (C3 or C4), which will be held after qualifying round, on the same day

Prizes (see details below)

Certificates, Trophies and book vouchers (more to follow)

Certificates, Trophies and book vouchers (more to follow)

More Information for Team Event:

School by EMO Book Services Sdn Bhd

School is the leading online book store in Malaysia focusing in academic references and textbooks. Learn more from

Seriously Addictive Maths (S.A.M)

SAM is the leading Singapore Maths Enrichment program from Singapore, with over 40 centres nationwide. Learn more from

Terms and Conditions:

Matholia is an online mathematics learning portal with dedicated content based on the latest primary maths syllabus from the Singapore Ministry of Education. The Matholia online portal covers kindergarten and all primary levels. Learn more from

Acknowledgement for Sponsorship

SMaths would like to extend sincere thanks to the following companies for their generous support towards the competition prizes (MPH book vouchers, Matholia subscription, multiuse maths backpack and imported Maths learning resources):

Matholia by Blue Ring Education, Singapore

“MPH Bookstores” PIES (Private & International Educational Services) is a specialised team focusing on a wide range of local and international school text & workbooks, IGCSE, Revision Guide, Teacher's Resource Book, Educational Toys and many more."‎ Learn more from


MPH Bookstores