Friday, 23 October 2020

November/December Holiday Online Primary Maths Olympiad Training

This is posted on behalf of Ms Tang.

Ms Tang graduated with a Masters in Mathematics and was a former university Maths lecturer. She helped her children prepare for Mathematical Olympiads. Their achievements were as follows:

• Gold, 3rd place in NMOS (National Mathematical Olympiad of Singapore)
• High Distinction, 2nd place in RIPMWC (Raffles Institution Primary Mathematics World Contest)
• Perfect score in PMWC in Hong Kong
• Platinum, 3rd place in SMOPS (Singapore Mathematical Olympiad for Primary School)
• Perfect score in AMC 8 (American Mathematics Contest 8)
• High Distinction, Medalist in ICAS (International Competitions and Assessments for School)
• Gold, 1st place in Singapore in SASMO (Singapore and Asian School Math Olympiad)

She will be teaching in small groups (up to 8 pupils) for P4 or P5 students who have had basic Maths Olympiad knowledge (suitable for GEP students or top 5 students in their schools). The lessons will be held on the online platform ZOOM.

There will be 10 sessions in total. 
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November 6, 13, 20, 24 and 27
December 1, 4, 8, 11 and 15
for P4 students (P5 in 2021)

The rate is $40 per session per student (starting at 8pm, about 1 hour). You can request for a paid trial lesson.

The worksheets will be sent out before each lesson for students to work on. In each session, 10 examples will be fully explained. Complete solutions will be given for 10 corresponding after-class questions.

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November 8, 15, 22, 25 and 29
December 2, 6, 9, 13 and 16 
for P5 students (P6 in 2021)

The rate is $60 per session per student (starting at 8pm, about 1.5 hours). You can request for a paid trial lesson.

The worksheet will be sent out before each session for students to work on. In each session, 15 examples will be fully explained. Complete solutions will be given for 15 corresponding after-class questions.

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In 2021, she will also offer private one-to-one Maths tuition lessons for one P6 student and one JC student. The rates are $80/lesson for P6 and $100/lesson for JC. The duration of the lessons is 90 minutes.
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If you are interested, please contact Ms Tang via WhatsApp 85758636.





Thursday, 24 September 2020

Primary Maths and Maths Olympiad 1-1 Tuition

This is posted on behalf of Ms Yao, whose family of three generations are tutoring mathematics.   

She offers 1-1 teaching to P3-P6 pupils.  (Air-Con room)

Maths Tuition 1-1:

PSLE: $50/h

P3 to P5:$30-$40/h

Olympiad Maths 1-1 :

P3/P4: $40/h

Her home is located at Clementi West Street 1 near West Coast Plaza.

If you are interested, please contact Ms Yao via WhatsApp 96778041.

START Scholarships 2020


17 Singaporeans were awarded scholarships at the 6th Singapore Teaching and Academic Research Talent Scheme (START) award ceremony, which was held virtually on 21 September 2020. 

START supports young Singaporeans interested in pursuing an academic career at the Autonomous Universities (AU). The scheme also helps the AUs strengthen their pool of academic talent in both research and teaching, by providing a suite of scholarships and awards in partnership with the National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), the Singapore Management University (SMU) and the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). 

START provides undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships at local and overseas institutions. For those who have completed their PhD and/or post-doctoral training, the START Early Career Award allows aspiring academics to gain valuable teaching and research experience. This will help them establish a competitive portfolio for their future application as faculty members, by supporting their stipends and research grants. Lastly, the Inauguration Grant aims to attract Singaporean academics who are ready to be appointed as Assistant Professors on the tenure track.

The full list of START scholarships’ awardees is here.

The Overseas PhD Scholarship holders are expected to be receiving external funding (e.g. tuition and other mandatory fees, stipend) from the Universities/Institutes that they are studying in. 

Benefits granted under this Scholarship are: 
(a) Two economy-class return airfare (including one set for use during a required summer visit back to the AU for travel between Singapore and place of study by the most economical and direct flight; 
(b) One conference or fieldwork grant of up to S$3,000 each year of award, available by application;
(c) A sign-on bonus which is subject to the scholar securing a tenure track position with the paired AU

Thursday, 17 September 2020

IOI 2020 Scoreboard

Click here to see the Scoreboard (there's no Live scoreboard this year).

Contest Day 1, 16 September (Wed), 7 pm to 12 am Singapore time
Contest Day 2, 19 September (Sat), 7 pm to 12 am Singapore time

Results after Day 1:

#28-31 Ashley Aragorn Khoo
#51 Adriel Tan Jean Ren
#61-63 Benson Lin Zhan Li
#79 Lim Rui Yuan
#80-87 Daniel Toh Jing En
#92-95 Daniel Choo Zhenghao
#131-135 Shen Xing Yang
#136-142 Tan Si Jie

Results after Day 2:

#38 Ashley Aragorn Khoo (Silver)
#75-76 Daniel Choo Zhenghao (Silver)
#75-76 Shen Xing Yang (Silver)
#78 Benson Lin Zhan Li (Silver)
#90 Lim Rui Yuan (Bronze)
#91 Tan Si Jie (Bronze)
#98 Daniel Toh Jing En (Bronze)
#209 Adriel Tan Jean Ren

Sunday, 13 September 2020

Facebook Hacker Cup 2020 Round 3 Results

Top 25 will advance to the finals, and will compete for a $20,000 USD grand prize

Round 3 Scoreboard

Friends' ranking and scores:
39 David Warn, 40
131 Lim Jeck, 10
132 Yeoh Zi Song, 10
158 Pang Wen Yuen, 0

Tuesday, 8 September 2020

SMO 2020 (Open Section) Answers

SMO 2020 Open Questions

SMO 2020 (Open Section) Answers

1. 0
2. 2030
3. 12
4. 27
5. 70
6. 945
7. 50
8. 4
9. 43
10. 8
11. 4097
12. 1010
13. 5120
14. 0
15. 4039
16. 12
17. 8800
18. 2017
19. 41
20. 140
21. 704
22. 165
23. 838
24. 1600
25. 290

Monday, 7 September 2020

SMO 2020 (Junior Section) Answers

SMO 2020 Junior Questions

SMO 2020 (Junior Section) Answers

1. D
2. C
3. D
4. D
5. E
6. 2121
7. 4
8. 84
9. 12
10. 15850
11. 20
12. 93860
13. 23
14. 1250
15. 52206
16. 27
17. 5082
18. 1280
19. 81
20. 4781
21. 21
22. 100
23. 8
24. 380
25. 333

SMO 2020 (Senior Section) Answers

SMO 2020 Senior Questions

SMO 2020 (Senior Section) Answers

1. B
2. D
3. A
4. C
5. A
6. 10
7. 56
8. 16
9. 128
10. 25
11. 16
12. 51
13. 8
14. 12
15. 1337
16. 66
17. 40
18. 0
19. 1024
20. 192
21. 568
22. 4
23. 960
24. 7
25. 2163

Sunday, 30 August 2020

Facebook Hacker Cup 2020 Round 2 Results


Hacker Cup is Facebook's annual open programming competition.

The 25 finalists will receive the following prizes (in USD):
1st: $20,000
2nd: $10,000
3rd: $5,000
4th: $3,000
5th: $1,000
6th - 10th: $500
11th - 15th: $300
16th - 25th: $200

Around 1550 people participated in Round 2, and around 1500 competitors won a Hacker Cup t-shirt by solving at least one problem! The top 200 contestants earned a t-shirt with a “Top 200” badge, and will advance to Round 3.

Top 20 in Round 2:

Round 2 Scoreboard

Lim Li’s FB friends' ranking and scores:

Not Lim Li’s FB friends:
235 Daniel Choo, 64
238 Jeffrey Ho, 64
301 Koh Li Chen, 64
384 Ryan See, 48
609 Benson Lin, 35
1091 Glen Lim, 12

Congrats to the above contestants for winning a Hacker Cup t-shirt each, and to Zi Song (Malaysia), peanut, Jonathan and Lim Jeck for advancing to Round 3, which will be held on September 13 at 1:00 am (CST).

Monday, 24 August 2020

IBO Challenge 2020 Singapore Team Results

IBO2020 in Nagasaki is cancelled due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.  Instead, a remotely-conducted competition (IBO Challenge 2020) was held.

Full Results

Singapore Team Results

Gold - Dewey Lin Ziwei, RI
Silver - Kate Lu, RI
Silver - Qiu Xinzhi, NUSH
Silver - Tan Cheng Yat, NUSH

Sunday, 23 August 2020

IOI 2020 Singapore Team


The 32nd International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) will be held in Singapore from 13 to 19 September 2020. Due to Covid19, the participants will compete online in their own countries. IOI 2020 will be hosted by the National University of Singapore (NUS) School of Computing.

The IOI 2020 Singapore Team comprises the following students:

Team 1
Tan Si Jie, NUSH Year 4
Ashley Aragorn Khoo, NUSH Year 4
Benson Lin Zhan Li, HCI Year 6 (IOI 2019 Bronze)
Daniel Choo Zhenghao, RI Year 5 (IOI 2019)

Team 2
Lim Rui Yuan, NUSH Year 5
Shen Xing Yang, NUSH Year 4
Daniel Toh Jing En, NUSH Year 4
Adriel Tan Jean Ren, NUSH Year 6

Friday, 21 August 2020

APIO 2020 Singapore Team Results

Asia-Pacific Informatics Olympiad (APIO) 2020 was held in Indonesia, 15 - 16 August 2020. The participants competed online in their own countries. The Closing Ceremony was held on 21 August.

Full Results

Singapore Team Results

Silver - Benson Lin, HCI
Bronze - Daniel Choo, RI
Bronze - Tan Si Jie, NUSH
Bronze - Ashley Aragorn Khoo, NUSH
Bronze - Lim Rui Yuan, NUSH
Bronze - Leong Eu-Shaun, RI


Saturday, 15 August 2020

NUS 2020/2021 Semester 1 Modules

Lim Li is taking the following modules this semester:

CS3203 Software Engineering Project
GET1004 Cyber Security
LAJ2202 Japanese 3
MA3236 Non-Linear Programming
MA4270 Data Modelling and Computation
ST2132 Mathematical Statistics

Tuesday, 11 August 2020

Shopee Code League 2020 Results


Shopee Code League is a 2-month online coding challenge consisting of a series of competitions, online algorithm questions and online training workshops open to all students and professionals across the region.


Team Mushroom: Pang Wen Yuen, Zhang Guang Xuan, Chang Si Yuan, Lim Li
Team puppycats: Chua Anlong, Ang Zhi Yuan, Bay Wei Heng, Lim Jeck