27 May, 2022
10 : 00
Mastery of critical thinking, analytical, and problem-solving skills are at the core of the YCIS Shanghai curricula across all school levels, especially in Mathematics classes. Our Maths department nurtures students to participate in international mathematics competitions to challenge logical reasoning while exercising a growth mindset. We love to see students’ confidence grow throughout the process, and consequentially, they achieve incredible results.
In China, over 5,000 students participated in The Singapore and Asian Schools Math Olympiad (SASMO) including YCIS Puxi Year 4 students Anna and Timothy placing 27th and 22nd, respectively, in the national ranking. Their schoolmates Ziming, Ian, and Leon from Year 5 placed 46th, 50th, and 57th, respectively, while Year 6's Kevin came 38th in the national ranking.
In total, YCIS Puxi saw 29 Primary school students awarded distinctions from SASMO. The award recipients are as follows:
Gold🏅️ Anna, Timothy
Silver🥈 Iris, Sebastian, Luke
Bronze🥉 Andrew, Brian, Yuki, Viviana, Ethan, Junhee, Winston, Michelle
SASMO Honorable Mention🎉 George
Silver🥈 Leon, Ziming, Ian
Bronze🥉 Daniel, Shi-Ruei, Sissi, Tyler
SASMO Honorable Mention🎉 Joshua
Bronze🥉 Oliver, Anthony
SASMO Honorable Mentions🎉 Michelle, Eric, Lucas, Jianwei
The Singapore and Asian Schools Math Olympiad (SASMO) is organised by the Singapore International Mathematical Competition Centre (SIMCC) and is one of the most reputable and largest mathematics competitions in Asia. Each year, over 30,000 students from around the world participate.
The goal of SASMO is to engage students’ interest in mathematical problem solving and refine their mathematical intuition, logical reasoning, creativity, and critical thinking skills. The competition must be complete in 1.5 hours and consists of 15 procedural and ten conceptual questions that total 85 points.
Meanwhile, the sixth round of the North American based Caribou Cup saw 245 YCIS Pudong students from Years 3 – 12 achieve outstanding results. With 36 students gaining perfect scores and several more earning top results worldwide, this fully reflects our extraordinary commitment to academic excellence.
At YCIS Pudong, 16 Primary students scored in the top 5% globally, including:
In addition, 13 Primary students scored in the top 10% globally, including:
Meanwhile, 12 students in Secondary scored in the top 5% globally, including:
YCIS Century Park Year 10 Sungwoo ranked third out of 8578 contestants in his age bracket. Alexander and Sean both achieved the top 4% in the same category. In the highly competitive Year 8/9 age group of over 23,000 contestants, seven YCIS Pudong students placed in the top 5% and Seongbin top 2%. Math successes run in the family as Sungwoo’s younger sister, Yeonwoo in Year 7, scored in the top 2% out of almost 24,000 contest writers!
Sungwoo stays motivated by "having the opportunity to be on a bigger stage and competing with students from around the world."
"I am challenged and can set the bar higher for myself when I see the level of problem-solving skills from peers outside of school. I think the results [my sister Yeonwoo and I] obtained show us how much effort and diligence we needed to succeed. It also reminds us that there are areas of improvement for next time."
The Caribou Cup is a series of six contests from Canada written approximately once per month, with over 60,000 students taking part worldwide in different age categories. While students must complete a minimum of five rounds to receive a Cup ranking, they also receive world rankings in the individual rounds.