About Singapore Mathematical Society 

Founded in 1952, the Singapore Mathematical Society (SMS) is the national body representing the interests of the mathematical community in Singapore. It is a constituent body of the Singapore National Academy of Science, as well as member of the International Mathematical Union and International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. SMS organizes the annual Singapore Mathematical Olympiad and the Singapore Mathematics Project Festival, and supports the Singapore International Mathematical Olympiad. The Society also supports international mathematical conferences held in Singapore, and engages in outreach activities such as public lectures and workshops.

  Milestones of the Society
  Current Management Committee Members
  Past SMS Presidents
  Past Management Committees and Annual Reports
  Regular Events
  Reciprocity Agreements
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  SMS Logo


Milestones of the Society

  • 1952 Malayan Mathematical Society (MMS) was founded (26th June)
  • 1953 Published first issue of Bulletin of Malayan Mathematical Society (BMMS)
  • 1956 Launched first Inter-school Mathematical Competition
  • 1960 Renamed BMMS to NABLA
  • 1967 Renamed MMS to Singapore Mathematical Society
  • 1972 Joined Southeast Asian Mathematical Society (as founding member society)
  • 1973 Launched first issue of Mathematical Medley
  • 1975 Joined Singapore National Academy of Science as Institutional member
  • 1975 Joined International Mathematical Union as country member
  • 1986 Began participating in IMO
  • 1995 Renamed Mathematical Competition as Singapore Mathematical Olympiad
  • 1998 Launched Distinguished Visitor Programme
  • 2001 Launched Singapore Mathematics Project Festival
  • 2004 Joined The International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM) as associate member
  • 2007 Launched SMS Lecture Series
  • 2007 Launched SMS Essay Competition
  • 2010 Launched Singapore Mathematics Symposium
  • 2016 Joined Silkroad Mathematics Centre as member society

Management Committee 2019


A/P Victor Tan

Vice President

A/P Chan Song Heng

Vice President

Prof Gan Wee Teck

Vice President

Dr. Hang Kim Hoo
Jurong Pioneer Junior College

Honorary Secretary

Dr Tang Wee Kee


Honorary Treasurer

Mr Wang Haibin
NUS High School


A/P Toh Tin Lam


Assistant Secretary 
Dr Wang Fei

Assistant Treasurer
Dr Soon Wan Mei

Assistant Editor

Dr Gwee Hwee Ngee
School of the Arts

Assistant Editor

A/P Yap Von Bing

Committee Member

Dr Chen Weiqiang
Eunoia Junior College

Committee Member
Dr Ku Cheng Yeaw

Committee Member
Dr Toh Pee Choon

Committee Member

Dr Wong Wei Pin



Regular Events

Lectures & Workshops
Distinguished Visitor Programme
Enrichment Programmes (schools)
Singapore Mathematical Olympiad (SMO)
Singapore Mathematics Project Festival
SMS Essay Competition
Singapore Mathematical Society Publications
Singapore Mathematical Society Annual Prize Presentation Ceremony


Types Eligibility Annual fee
(in Singapore $)
Ordinary Open to public $15
Junior Full-time students enrolled in schools, junior colleges and universities $8
Institutional Open to schools in Singapore (Click here for list of institutional members) $50
Reciprocal Available to individuals outside of Singapore who belong to another mathematical society with which SMS have a reciprocity agreement   $10

Benefits/Privileges of members
* Receive complimentary copies of society magazine: Mathematical Medley .
* Receive announcement of activities and events organized by the society.
* Concession rate for workshops/lectures organized by the society (Institutional members are entitled to concession rate for up to five person per event).
* Concession rate for registration fees to schools that are institutional members for competitions organized by SMS.
* Reciprocity rate for membership to SMS reciprocal societies.

Membership (Ordinary, Junior, Reciprocal) Registration Form

Membership (Institutional) Registration/ Renewal Form

Singapore Mathematical Society (SMS) collects your personal data so as to process, administer and manage your relationship with us as a member of SMS. Your personal information is collected, used and disclosed for the following purposes:

  a) To maintain our relationship with you;
  b) To facilitate membership services;
  c) To communicate to members about and to involve members in SMS activities;
  d) To understand and study the profile of the members of SMS for policy making and planning;
  e) To comply with law or regulation, including requests from government or relevant authorities.

Should you wish to withdraw your consent given for any or all of the purposes stated above, please email to Ms Chan Lai Chee.


For members:
If you have changed your mailing address, or have not been receiving emails from us, please email to Ms Chan Lai Chee to update your mailing/email address.


Reciprocity Agreements
The Society has established reciprocity membership agreements with the following societies. SMS members enjoy discounts on their membership fees.

American Mathematical Society
London Mathematical Society
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
Real Sociedad Matematica Espanola


Singapore Mathematical Society Logo

About the Singapore Mathematical Society Logo

Dubbed the "Golden Ribbon of Integration", the design of the Singapore Mathematical Society (SMS) logo bears the following significance:


It represents the Society's thrust to serve the interest of the entire mathematical community of Singapore via an integrated approach. The Society organizes and sponsors activities in student enrichment and competitions, teacher training, and mathematical research, and also attempts to promote mathematics to the general public. Most of its activities involve professional mathematicians, teachers and students together, either in their organization or participation. The ribbon signifies the Society's role in forging the golden ties among all people in Singapore interested in mathematics, and integrating their expertise and contributions for the benefit of the entire community.


The edges of the golden ribbon trace out the acronym of the Society - SMS. The letter "M" is formed within a rectangle, divided according to the golden ratio (approximately 0.618) in length and breadth.


The ribbon is a portrayal of the symbol for the mathematical operation "integration". The letter "M" forming one edge of the ribbon also represents the symbol, rotated 90o clockwise, for the mathematical operation "summation" which is a discrete analog of integration.

The logo is designed by Professor Koh Khee Meng, a past president of the Society, and implemented digitally by Mr Chua En Hao (1999).