2006 IMC International Mathematic Contests in Singapore

----Elites from China, Singapore and Philippines create excellent achievements in IMC Contests

High temperature in August could not stop students’ passion to IMC International Mathematic Contests. More than one hundred students who are good at Math from China and Philippines came to Singapore to compete with thousands of Singaporean students.

The Second IMC International Mathematic Contests was held on August 16th, 2006 in Singapore. This competition was held by Education Services Office of Singapore Tourism Board, SingaporeISSInternationalSchool, Mathematics Trainers’ Guild, Philippines, Beijing HECATE Centre of Cultural Communication, BeijingHOPEEducationDevelopmentCenter and Beijing Organizing Committee for Hope Cup National Mathematics Contests, China. All the competitors performed well in the contest.

IMC International Mathematic Contests aims to attract students in the primary school and the middle school in China, Singapore and other countries to study mathematics, to help each other and to improve math together. Since the first contest held in 2005, the IMC has drawn great attention from China, Singapore and other countries in Southeast Asia. This time, there are more than 120 students from China, 13 students from Philippine and about 2000 Singaporean students from more than 40 Primary schools and middle schools competing respectively in different levels which divided according to the grade in school.

The awarding ceremony was held in the afternoon of August 17th in the hall of Center for American Education in Singapore. On behalf of the Singapore Tourism Board, the STB Education Services officer, Mr. Goh Seng Wee, attended the ceremony and awarded the prize winners the certificates and medals and, at same time, awarded the visitors the Visit Singapore Certificates. Other host organizations’ leaders attended the competition, too. This competition also greatly supported by Ms Guo Meilan, the chairman assistant of Singapore Tourism Board.

Besides the contest, the Organizing Committee arranged the students from China and Philippines to visit some representative primary schools, secondary schools, famous universities, and educational and academic organizations in Singapore as well as to communicate with local students and teachers there. Most participators figured that those activities such as the contest, the visiting and the sight-seeing not only helped them to improve their ability in using math knowledge, but as well provided them with a opportunity to feel the advanced and easy air of education in Singapore, the unique Sino-Foreign civilization and the good natural and cultural environment. Indeed, IMC International Mathematic Contests has been a bridge connected primary and middle school students in different countries and regions, which enables them to communicate and understand each other.