The SMS Essay Competition began in 2007. It has a different theme every year. The objective of the competition is to expose students to various topics that are related to mathematics. Such topics could be related to the history, applications or other aspects of mathematics. We also hope to encourage articulation of mathematics through the exposition on these subjects.

Programme: | Singapore Mathematical Society Essay Competition 2020 |

Participants: | All secondary school, international school and JC students |

Registration Fees: | $10 per essay entry |

Enquiry: | Mdm. Chan Lai Chee, Dr. Tan Liang Soon, Dr. Wong Wei Pin |

Deadlines: | Online Registration: 13th March 2020 – 10th July 2020. Payment and Online Submission of Essays: 29th June 2020 – 10th July 2020 |

- This year, the SMS Essay Competition continues to motivate students to explore and discover fascinating applications of Mathematics in our everyday life with the Series in the Application of Mathematics. We are excited to announce that the theme for this year’s SMS Essay Competition is “Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence”.
- Artificial Intelligence (AI) will define the next phase of Singapore’s Smart Nation Journey, seeking to transform our economy and society for improved outcomes in economic competitiveness and human welfare. Our AI development efforts will be focused in the sectors of Intelligent Transport and Logistics, Smart Cities and Municipal Services, Preventive and Customised Healthcare, Optimised Education and Enhanced Border Security.
- AI and Mathematics are naturally linked. We hope that through this competition, students will discover the different types of AI problems, such as search problem and representation problem, and then understand how mathematics is applied in them. Some examples of these mathematical tools are Linear Algebra, Bayesian Nets, Probability, Discrete Mathematics, Graph Theory, Principal Component Analysis, Regression, Multivariate Calculus, Gradient Algorithms, Optimization, Markov Chain, Transition Matrices, etc., which clearly offers diverse topics for the students to explore.

We thank you for your understanding and support during this challenging time.

The Singapore Mathematics Project Festival (SMPF) was inaugurated by the Singapore Mathematical Society in 2001 in recognition of the fact that creative and innovative work in mathematics may best be reflected in project work wherein ideas may be thoroughly explored and carried through from start to finish. The Society received a donation from Mr Foo Fook Lian to establish the Foo Kean Pew Memorial Prizes awarded to projects adjudged to be the best in the respective sections of the Festival.

Programme: | Singapore Mathematics Project Festival |

Participants: | All secondary school students |

Descriptions: | The objective of this activity is 3-fold: (i) to encourage secondary school students in Singapore to carry out and present innovative and creative work in mathematics, (ii) to recognise and emphasise the importance of project-based learning in the secondary school curriculum, and (iii) to complement the examination-based Mathematical Olympiads organised by the Society. |

Dates: | Preliminary Rounds: 8th February 2020 and 15th February 2020Final Round: 4th April 2020 |

Registration Fees: | $50 per project for schools which are SMS institutional members and $60 per project for schools which are non-SMS institutional members. |

Enquiry: | Dr Wang Fei |

Deadlines: | Online Registration: 20th December 2019 – 20th January 2020.Payment and Online Submission of Projects: 20th January 2020 (submission procedure) |

** Gold Medal & Foo Kean Pew Memorial Prize. **

To be announced during the SMS Annual Prize Presentation.

**Gold Medal & Excellent Presentation. **

School/Project Title | Supervisor/Student(s) |

Methodist Girls’ School Seas the day — the bay way | Chan Foong Yee Katharine Eleanor Chong Yong Min Elise Sun Li Lyn Jolene Soh En Yi Claire Chan Kye Sun |

** Gold Medal. **

School/Project Title | Supervisor/Student(s) |

Hwa Chong Institution | Ooi Teong Lin |

Bus route 123 | Liu Yixuan Javier Chan Yan Kai Pierre Yeap Yu Song Chua Rui Hong |

NUS High School of Mathematics and Science | Chia Vui Leong |

The Sylver coinage game | Daniel Ng Chun Kit Dylon Wong Yee Kin |

NUS High School of Mathematics and Science | Chia Vui Leong |

Kami | Shevonne Chia |

** Silver Medal. **

School/Project Title | Supervisor/Student(s) |

NUS High School of Mathematics and Science | Chai Ming Huang |

Playing around with dice | Chek Ze Chan Lim Jin Tao |

Hwa Chong Institution | Ang Lai Chiang |

Solid angles and trigonometry in space | Tey Yi Fan Tan Yan Zhong |

Hwa Chong Institution The math of 2048 | Zong Lixing Wong Kang Zheng Gabriel Goh Hao Xiang Ryan Wong Wern Jieh See Jae Wey Tristan |

** Bronze Medal.**

School/Project Title | Supervisor/Student(s) |

NUS High School of Mathematics and Science | Jiang Zewei Vivian |

Kaprekar’s routine | Jiang Yuzhe |

NUS High School of Mathematics and Science | Jiang Zewei Vivian |

Josephus Problem | Lin Zewei Malcolm Sow Miao Geng Toh Jing En Daniel |

Nanyang Girls’ High School | Elizabeth Liow |

Flawless floors and seamless ceilings | Tam Khai Ning Calista Gan Tze Xin Zhang Minyue |

Zhenghua Secondary School | Ashar Ahmad |

Winning probability in RISK | Ching ZongHan Roh Seyoung Yap Hwee Leng Lim Shu Qi |

Zhenghua Secondary School | Kwek Co Hui |

Working town — Dhoby Ghaut rush | Ng Jia Qi Lim Pei Jun Rena Kuan Yu Kin Joshua Ang Teng Seng |

** Honourable Mention. **

School/Project Title | Supervisor/Student(s) |

Hwa Chong Institution | Wang Qian |

House of math V2 | Tan Ler Asher Ng Calen Tang Loh Chi Wen |

Hwa Chong Institution | Chen Zenghui |

Polyas orchard problem | Phua Jun Kai Ryan Lim Hong Wei Lee Chang Feng Nigel Wang Wen Le |

Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary) | Kok Lai Fong |

The doomsday clock | Amatatsu Yuko Clarice Aydelynn Lee Elizabeth Lim Qian En Mandy Lim Ya Hui |

** Excellent Presentation.**

School/Project Title | Supervisor/Student(s) |

Anderson Secondary School A quantitative analysis of the MRT travel time Apps | Mohamed Alfin H R Neo Jia Qi Jolie Lin Zhiyu Tan Le Hao Jayden Seah Wei Xiong Yee Shao Qiang |

Gold Medal & Foo Kean Pew Memorial Prize.

To be announced during the SMS Annual Prize Presentation

** Gold Medal with Excellent Presentation. **

School/Project Title | Supervisor/Student(s) |

NUS High School of Mathematics and Science | Lee Chan Lye |

Regular matchstick graphs | Ho Li Xiong Timothy Tan Kin Hern |

** Gold Medal. **

School/Project Title | Supervisor/Student(s) |

Hwa Chong Institution | Ang Lai Chiang |

The optimization of taxi services in Singapore through data analysis | Tin En Hao Justin Tan Chern Lin Yeoh Yong Jie |

NUS High School of Mathematics and Science | Chai Ming Huang |

Partition function of a idealised liquid crystal | Alexander Goo Zong Han |

** Silver Medal with Excellent Presentation. **

School/Project Title | Supervisor/Student(s) |

Anderson Secondary School | Mohamed Alfin H R |

A simple approach to the tiling problem using recursive sequence | Le Viet Hung Huang Keyi Jin Qingyang Tan Yiming |

** Silver Medal. **

School/Project Title | Supervisor/Student(s) |

Hwa Chong Institution | Chen Zenghui |

Gridlock | Benson Lin Zhan Li Lee Qixiu Galen Loh Yan Xun Timothy |

NUS High School of Mathematics and Science | Lee Tuo Yeong |

Application of infinite series to definite integrals | Kim Yongbeom Wong Swee Chong Dave Wu Ling Bo |

** Bronze Medal with Excellent Presentation. **

School/Project Title | Supervisor/Student(s) |

Catholic High School | Chng Xun Qi |

Magic tricks based on number systems and error correction code | Ng Kok Chen Xu Xiuhua Qi Leyan Roderick Kong Zhang |

Catholic High School | Cai Wenchuan |

Tetris — efficient strategies to beat the game | Cham Zhi Xian Jos Jerald Tham Jie Long Yong Ee |

NUS High School of Mathematics and Science | Chai Ming Huang |

Parrondo’s paradox | Li Yue Chen |

**Bronze Medal. **

School/Project Title | Supervisor/Student(s) |

NUS High School of Mathematics and Science | Jiang Zewei Vivian |

Analysing plane curves by support functions | Trivikram Mohan Vishal Mohanty Yen Jun Hung |

Hwa Chong Institution | Wang Qian |

Budget travellers | Stuart Lim Yi Xiong Si Wen Xuan Terry Chen Yiming Loh Kai Kiat Keith |

Anderson Secondary School | Mohamed Alfin H R |

Robotic vacuum cleaner — a mathematical perspective | Lei Lingkai Luo Zhiyang Li Boting Yu Xiaoqiao |

- Economics has long been a crucial part of our daily life, as it is the study of the production, consumption and transfer of goods and wealth. Why is there inflation? Why does the petrol price fluctuate frequently? Why do certain stocks rise while others plummet? To model, explain and predict the behaviors behind these activities, economists turn to Mathematics and obtain an astonishing success.
- The main objectives of this year’s competition are to introduce the students to the different branches of economics, such as microeconomics, macroeconomics, game theory and finance, and to let the students understand how mathematics is applied in them.
- We also hope that through this competition, students will be exposed to a variety of different mathematics topics such as calculus, differential equations, functional analysis, convex sets, optimization, graph theory, dynamic analysis, Monte Carlo method, Brownian motion, stochastic calculus, probability, statistics, modeling, etc.

1st | Basic Mathematical Optimisation in Economics Shrimay Bikash Saikia Raffles Institution |

2nd | The Economics of Queueing How Yun Hsuen Inge National Junior College |

3rd | Mathematics and Economics in The World Selvakumar Vigneshwaran NUS High School of Math & Science |

1st | Application of Game Theory in Current Affairs Chu Sida Bai Zirui Xu Yixiang Nan Hua High School |

2nd | Mathematics and Economics Ng Wei Ming Soh Yong Xiang Hwa Chong Institution |

3rd | Multiple Linear Regression Models – Predicting Resignation Rate in Singapore Labour Market Guru Anand Anish St. Joseph’s Institution |

1st | Climate Change: A Case of The Tragedy of the Commons And Its Potential Solution Alfred Tan Kok Loong Peh Ze Rong Pala Tej Deep Nanyang Junior College |

2nd | Optimal Auction Design and Application in Facebook Sponsored Advertisements Ge Shu Victoria Junior College |

3rd | Analysis of Price Wars in Oligopolistic Markets Nguyen Minh Tuan National Junior College |

- The General Pascal’s Triangle
*Goh Bo Tao, Goh Tiong Gee* - Kami
*Shevonne Chia* - The Optimisation of Taxi Services in Singapore Through Data Analysis
*Tin En Hao, Tan Chern Lin, Justin, Yeoh Yong Jie* - Singapore Mathematics Project Festival 2019
- Singapore International Mathematical Olympiad 2019
*National Team Selection Test*

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**Dr Hang Kim Hoo**

Dr Hang has been the Singapore Mathematical Society’s Vice-President since 1994. He was one of the pioneers who started the Singapore Mathematical Olympiads in 1995. He was also among the pioneers who helped in the preparation of Singapore IMO National Teams from 1990 to 1995. Dr Hang holds a PhD in Pure Mathematics, a MSc in Statistics and MEd in Mathematics Education. He has made many significant contributions to Mathematics Education throughout his career including when he was the Principal of NUS High School of Mathematics and Science from 2007 to 2015, and is still actively contributing to Mathematics Education.

**Mr Wang Haibin**

Mr. Wang is a Member of the Singapore International Mathematical Olympiad C0mmittee since 2010. He has been conducting training for the junior, senior and national squads, setting and marking national team selection test, and preparing the team for IMO and other international competitions. Currently, Mr. Wang is working as a consultant for NUS High School of Mathematics and Science.

This workshop is suitable for secondary school mathematics teachers and focuses on the infusion of mathematical problem solving, problem posing and task designs in developing and preparing students for Mathematical Olympiads. The workshop will illustrate how well taken scaffoldings can effectively develop students’ mathematical reasoning and problem solving skills. Some illustrations will also be presented to provide insights into the important roles some mathematical problem techniques play in solving some classes of Mathematical Olympiad problems.

For Teachers

1 Oct 2019 (Tue) 3 – 5:30 pm

Block S17, Level 4 Department of Mathematics, NUS

Register here