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Southville Students Victorious in Singapore Mathematics Olympiad

Over 22 000 contestants from 19 countries including Singapore, China, South Korea, India and the Philippines participated in the 2017 Singapore and Asian Schools Mathematics Olympiad (SASMO) held last summer.

“We are very happy of the positive results of the 2017 SASMO. This year, we aim for mastery across all levels in Mathematics through the aid of technology plus the commitment of our teachers to develop their skills. As we know, Mathematics is not just about addition or subtraction. It deepens analysis and critical thinking too, ” said Ms. Avic Suarez, Southville Principal.

This year’s awardees are Gwyneth Tangog and Ervin Bautista who both got gold and Juan Alfonso Lobien, Seohui Park, Jeremiah Rivera, Raven Maat and Antwone Ong who all got bronze.

Created in 2006, SASMO is one of largest math contests in Asia. The SASMO Team with the support of Advisory Council spend countless hours carefully developing contest papers which will touch on both school and Olympiad maths. This combined effort allow participants to do better compared to pure-Olympiad papers, since they are familiar with some questions and are able to put on their thinking caps for others, bringing out the inner mathematician in them.

With realistic and high standards, SASMO contests aim to stretch the untapped thinking potential of the student population, their participation in SASMO will help them improve in school mathematics as well as higher order thinking skills (HOTS).