About SINGA?

Singapore Math is renowned worldwide. But to stay at the top, it needs constant energy and challenge – so Singa has been born: A Unique new Mathematics competition with ambitious and important goals set to run in Ho CHi Minh City, Vietnam, from November 22nd – 26th, 2019. Welcome to Singa, where teams share best practices in mathematics learning and gauge how good they are at math.

Singa is Singapore Math Global Team Competition with 3 members in each team. It is a unique new math competition with ambitious and important goals. The focus in Singa is very strong on teamwork, and the Gold-winning groups will have to show high levels of collaboration, stamina and mutual support – as well as superlative math skills. Questions in the competition will be based on Singapore schools’ math questions which have a high content of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS). Named after the lion in the name of Singapore itself, Singa will also be brave, tough and noble: a thrilling team challenge that equips children everywhere for 21st Century learning.

Website: www.singamath.com

Participating Countries 


Registration Details

Registrations open now.

Grades: 1 to 12

Contest Date: November 22-26, 2019

Where: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

SINGA Contest Information Document

Global Olympiads academy invites students and schools from India only to register.

After registrations please email the following filled in sheet along with the payment confirmation email copy to us at info@globalolympiadsacademy.com

Download registration details sheet here.

Contest Format 




Each participant will be working independently on 20 multiple choice questions with 4 options and 5 open-ended questions. So, there will be a total of 25 questions.




In this ABC Round, the participants have to allocate problem-solving duties strategically amongst their team members.




The Dash Round is a unique set-up which allows members of a team to collaborate in investigating, checking and improving the solutions.

Awards & Qualifications

Singateers Award by Grade Level

(Top 50%)


  • 20% Honourable mention certificate
  • 25% Bronze Award
  • 15% Silver Award
  • 10% Gold Award

Team Round by Division

(Top 50%)


  • 25% Bronze Award
  • 15% Silver Award
  • 10% Gold Award

Top 3 Division Team Award


  • Division Team Champion
  • Division Team Runner-Up
  • Division Team 2nd Runner-Up



Junior Division

1. Numbers up to 1000
2. Addition & Subtraction within 1000
3. Multiplication and Division of 2,3,4,5 &10
4. Length
5. Mass
6. Volume
7. Money
8. Fractions
9. Time
10. Picture Graphs 11. 2-D & 3-D Shapes
12. Heuristics

Middle Division

1. Numbers up to 100 000
2. Factors and Multiples
3. 4 Operations of Whole Numbers within 100 000
4. Fractions
5. Decimals
6. Time
7. Area and Perimeter
8. Angles
9. Properties of Rectangles and Squares
10. Line Symmetry
11. Tables, Bar Graphs & Line Graphs
12. Money
13. Length, Mass and Volume
14. Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
15. Heuristics

Intermediate Division

1. Numbers up to 10 millions
2. 4 Operations of Whole Numbers within 10 million
3. 4 Operations of Fractions
4. 4 Operations of Decimals
5. Ratio
6. Percentage
7. Area and Perimeter of Composite Figures
8. Angles
9. Properties of Triangles & Quadrilaterals
10. Volume of Cube and Cuboid
11. Rate and Speed
12. Average
13. Algebra
14. Pie Graphs
15. Nets Solid Figures
16. Heuristics

Advanced Division

1. 4 Operations of Numbers
2. Ratio & Proportion
3. Percentage
4. Rate & Speed
5. Algebraic Expressions & Formulae
6. Functions & Graphs
7. Equations and Inequalities
8. Angles, Triangles and Polygons
9. Congruence and Similarity
10. Pythagoras’ Theorem
11. Mensuration
12. Data Analysis

Expert Division

1. Set Language and Notation
2. Matrices
3. Properties of Circles
4. Functions & Graphs
5. Equations and Inequalities
6. Indices and Surds
7. Polynomials
8. Binomial Expressions
9. Angles, Triangles and Polygons
10. Congruence and Similarity
11. Coordinate Geometry in Two Dimensions
12. Trigonometric Functions, Identities and Equations
13. Vectors in Two Dimensions
14. Mensuration
15. Data Analysis
16. Probability
17. Calculus

For more details visit: www.singamath.com


Singa Co-Chairmen

Dr Yeap Ban Har

♣ Collaborates with the Curriculum Planning and Development Division of the Ministry of Education in Singapore regularly Principal of the Marshall Cavendish Institute.
♣ Director of Curriculum and Professional Development at Pathlight School, an autism-oriented K-10 school in Singapore.
♣ Advisory board of the SEED Institute and several schools in Singapore and Asia.

Dr Yeo Boon Wooi, Joseph

♣ Mathematics professor at Singapore’s National Institute of Education.
♣ Developed the viral math problem “Cheryl’s Birthday”.
♣ Recipient of the prestigious Nanyang Excellence in Teaching Award in 2013.
♣ First author of the New Syllabus Mathematics used in secondary schools marketed worldwide.
♣ Specializes in training in-service math teachers for Singapore’s Ministry of Education.

Who are we?
We are a team of dedicated mathematics educators who want to help students and teachers from all over the world to improve in math education. Singapore started with a very poor education base after independence from the British in 1965 and by 1980, we were at the rock bottom of world education rankings.

The “Singapore method” was first developed by a team of teachers in Singapore in the 1980s, who were given the task of creating high-quality teaching materials by the ministry of education. They studied the latest behavioural science research as well as travelled to schools in other countries, including Canada and Japan, to compare the effectiveness of different teaching methods. Aiming to move away from simple rote-learning and to focus instead on teaching children how to problem solve, the textbooks the group produced were influenced by educational psychologists such as the American Jerome Bruner, who posited that people learn in three stages: by using real objects, then pictures, and then through symbols. That theory contributed to Singapore’s strong emphasis on modelling mathematical problems with visual aids; using coloured blocks to represent fractions or ratios, for example.

We hope to share the best of Singapore education with the world. In educating our students in Singapore, we seek to achieve our Desired Outcomes of Education so that our students are future-ready, have a strong sense of national identity, and are equipped to contribute in a globalized world. We aspire to bring out the best in our students so that they are empowered to live life to the fullest, contribute to, and care for their community and nation. We also aim to enable our students to develop their interests to pursue their passions and fulfill their aspirations.

Our SIMCC team comprises of:
Miss Foo Pau Choo is Dean of the Singapore Scholastic Trust Teachers’ Institute (SSTTI), having previously taught for over 20 years in Singapore schools and then been a Head of Department, Vice Principal and Principal. An adjunct Supervisor of Pedagogy at NIE, she is passionate about training teachers and raising educational standards.

Henry Ong, President of the Singapore Scholastic Trust (SST), has a rich background in business and education. Founder of the Singapore and Asian Schools Math Olympiad (SASMO) he is Asia’s biggest organiser of academic competitions.
Merlan Nagidulin, General Manager of the Singapore International Math Contests Centre (SIMCC), is a talented mathematician who won Gold at the Kazakhstan Mathematical Olympiad while still in secondary school. He is also an International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO) medallist from IMO Solvenia 2016. Awarded an NTU Scholarship in Singapore to take his BSc in Mathematics, he has since helped SIMCC to expand SASMO to over 18 countries and start new competitions like the Singapore International Math Olympiad Challenge (SIMOC) and International Junior Mathematics Olympiad (IJMO).

All the Singa questions are written by Singapore Mathematics teachers who have over 5 years of teaching experience in MOE Singapore Schools, lead by Ms Foo Pau Choo and vetted by both Prof Yeap and Prof Yeo.