THE WORLD MATHEMATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS ®

(SEAMC and NEAMC)

Participants enage in fun, collaborative assessment-as-learning® cultural experiences all around the world!

The schedule is very busy DOING MATHEMATICS, with a healthy mix of seriousness and laughter, geekiness and play, indoors and out!
Regional Qualifiers are comprised of SIX ROUNDS (3 individual and 3 in teams), with the option to offer EXTRA ROUNDS and activities if they wish.
Participants sometimes think deeply alone, work in teams, be inspired by speakers and create using their imagination!

There are FOUR LEVELS of competition:

LEVEL Primary Secondary Junior Senior
APPROX AGE 9-11 11-13 13-16 16-19
INT. SCHOOL GRADE ~G5 ~G7 ~G9 ~G11
UK SCHOOL YEAR ~Y6 ~Y8 ~Y10 ~Y12
REGIONAL QUALIFIERS Sept - Nov Feb - May Sep - Nov Feb - May
FINALS - - Dec Jun

Containing these SIX ROUNDS, including THREE voluntary rounds for the Host Venue Cup. These are:

Skills categories (Individual) Challenge Collaboration teams Communication teams
Strategy Duel Fast4
Lightning Crypto
Creativity Codebreaker Shuttle Innovation
Knowledge Recall Pursuit Inspiration

THE WMC EXPERIENCE

THE FIVE ASSESSED SKILLS CATEGORIES ARE:

  • Challenge - because we want to be the best that we can be
  • Knowledge - because we need secure foundations to communicate, collaborate, challenge, strategise and create better!
  • Collaboration - because we all need others to help us achieve our dreams
  • Strategy - because visionary thinking leads to more profound success
  • Creativity - because we enjoy being humans instead of robots
Individuals focus on the Challenge rounds alone.
Collaboration teams are in a maximum of 3s.


Some rounds are subject specific skills and procedures - knowledge intensive.
Other rounds are focused towards planing and executing a
Strategy.
There are rounds that depend upon
creativity - developing new and imaginative ideas.

Each Strategy, Creativity and knowledge skill category has one round that is engaged in alone, and the other in a team.

*Up to three optional rounds can form another
Communication category involving teams in a maximum of 3s - because we need to be able to convince others that our beliefs are sound.

Leaderboards will show rankings within each category.

This unique platform enables participants to network and build lasting friendships and life-long memories - usually the main highlight of their schooling years.

Payment is made directly through the secure online gateway, Stripe. Bank transfer invoices incure an additional 10% admin charge for this extra personalisation.
Once registered, more practise material is available to registered student participant accounts.

DISCOVER THE LEARNING CONTENT PLAY SOME ROUNDS

We focus upon FOUR of the UN Sustainable Development Goals:
  • 4 Quality Education
  • 5 Gender Equality
  • 10 Reduced Inequality
  • 12 Responsible consumption and production
We believe summative assessment should be a demonstration of depth-in-learning and be inclusive; not elitism nor speed at doing superficial algorithms of difficult subject content.

If you would like to join our illustrious question writing team, please get in touch to discuss specifics!

A REGIONAL QUALIFIER EXAMPLE SCHEDULE

BECAUSE FORWARD PLANNING IS ALWAYS GOOD FOR THE SOUL

A POSSIBLE REGIONAL QUALIFIER SCHEDULE
  • Hosts choose the dates
  • Hosts choose the (voluntary) Hoist Venue Cup rounds
  • Most rounds last for ~1 hour

If schools wish to run the popular hybrid of online and offline rounds across 2 days, then maybe it could follow:

Online day (1 week earlier)
09:00 Confidence
11:00 FAST4 Duel
12:15 Codebreakers
13:30 Mathematician
Onsite day (in a hall)
09:00 Pursuit
11:00 Shuttle
13:00 Codebreaker Final
15:00 Lightning
18:00 Medal Ceremony



DISCOVER THE LEARNING CONTENT PLAY SOME ROUNDS

JOIN A REGIONAL QUALIFIER NOW

THROUGH YOUR FAVOURITE MATHEMATICS TEACHER IN SCHOOL

Level and Location Host and Detail
Senior in Shanghai

Venue: Yew Chung International School of Shanghai (Pudong)

Region: China

Dates: Friday 2nd - Sunday 4th February 2024 (fully in person event for all 3 days)

Participation: Multiples of teams of 3 and 2 staff adjudicators per school

Cost: ¥13,400 per 9 students and 2 adjudicators

Deadline to register: 21st December

Info: More detail about each round can be found here.

Shoonya Senior 2024

Venue: Oberoi International School OGCampus

Region: Mumbai

Dates: Online: Saturday 9th March. In person: Saturday 16th March 2024

Participation: Multiples of teams of 3

Cost: TBC

Info: More detail about each round can be found here.

Senior in Manila

Venue: British School Manila

Region: Philippines

Dates: Thursday 22nd - Saturday 24th February 2024 (fully in person event for all 3 days)

Participation: Multiples of teams of 3 students, with teacher adjudicator

Cost: USD275 per student, and USD175 per teacher adjudicator

Deadline to register: 21st December

Info: More detail about each round can be found here.

Senior in Seoul

Venue: Seoul International School

Region: South Korea

Dates: Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd March 2024 (fully in person event for all 3 days)

Participation: Multiples of teams of 3 students, with teacher adjudicator(s)

Cost: USD225/participant and USD175/adult adjudicator

Deadline to register: Thurs 21st December

Info: More detail about each round can be found here.

Senior and Secondary in Singapore

Venue: UWCSEA East Campus

Region: Singapore

Dates: Online: Saturday 2nd March. In person: Saturday 16th March 2024

Participation: Multiples of teams of 3 (Senior target Grade 11, Secondary Target Grade 7) and 2 teacher adjudicators

Cost: Singapore PayNow SGD120 per individual through QR code (bypass school finance departments) OR SGD990 per 9 students and up to 2 adjudicators

Info: More detail about each round can be found here.

Senior in Bangkok

Venue: Bangkok Patana School

Region: Thailand

Dates: ONLINE: Saturday 23rd March & ON SITE: Saturday 30th March 2024

Participation: Multiples of teams of 3 students, with teacher adjudicator

Cost: 8400THB per team of 3 OR 3000THB per person

Deadline to register: Weds 28th February (or until capacity, which is close already)

Info: More detail about each round can be found here.

WMC FINALS

FOR GOLDEN TICKET INVITEES


CONGRATULATIONS Golden Ticket holders - this is where you come to find out about the next

World Mathematics Championships® Finals!
This comprises of TWELVE rounds across a whole week within a University College residential setting. What else would you expect if you'd like to be crowned the winner of the World Mathematics Championships®?

Golden Ticket winners are invited to these finals as individuals, and schools may also make it a staffed trip if they prefer. After accepting the Golden Ticket, the registration form contains a section to enter the names of friends they know are also going and would like to be in Collaboration Teams with.

As spaces are limited and we are required to confirm all bookings many months in advance, all Golden Tickets need to be fully accepted (payment transfered) WITHIN TWO WEEKS FROM RECEIVING THE GOLDEN TICKET

You should arrive during the morning of the first day and depart during the morning of the final day, with your own travel and medical insurance and tourist visa for the country. We can provide letters of invitation for visa purposes.

SENIOR level Sunday 23rd - Saturday 29th June 2024: Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom

We will be staying in single ensuite rooms within the Mile End campus on the Eastern edge of central London, and built parallel along a river front. Throughout the week, we will be using University of London facilities across two campuses. Finalists need to make their own transfers to and from the University at the start and end of the event.
The participation fee of only GBP2000 (or SGD3000 by credit card) each includes accommodation, meals and resources for all rounds and excursions throughout the seven days.
The deadline for completing the payment and registration form is 30th April. The pre-departure webinar link will then be shared with participants for 1st June, 17:30 UTC+8.

JUNIOR level Sunday 15th - Saturday 21st December 2024: University College, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Our residence, University College, is a fenced compound beside the Univesity of Melbourne main Parkville campus. It is a very safe and secure environment; sampling independence and experience of university life is a given. We will be using facilities within the main University, as well as the College, throughout the week. Partipants will stay in their own single room within a hall of residence, and are assigned to a pasoral mentor for the experience. We can arrange complimentary arrival pick-up from Melbourne Tullamarine airport (NOT Avalon) and also take you back afterwards.
The participation fee of only USD2000 (or SGD2800 by credit card) each includes (airport transfers), accommodation, meals and resources for all rounds and excursions throughout the seven days.
The deadline for completing the payment and registration form is 30th November. The pre-departure webinar link will then be shared with participants for 1st December, 17:30 UTC+8.


Some rounds will be the same as were enjoyed in qualifying, many will be similar, and there will also be a few rounds that are new!

Skills categories Challenge
Collaboration
Pure Rigour Applications
Strategy Duel Lightning Crypto Fairground
Creativity Codebreaker Shuttle Logic Datamine
Knowledge Recall Pursuit Proof Debate
The daily schedule from 2023 is here:

WMC Jun Finals 2023 Schedule


The most important preparation you could do is having:
  • confidence in articulating conceptual understanding of the mathematics you have experienced so far, verbally as well as in writing.
  • the awareness and skills to manage diverse team dynamics (in stressful situations).
Most rounds are very similar in style as experienced during Regional Qualifiers. As for the extra new rounds:
  • Thinking about how you would approach this problem might prove useful.
  • Similarly, it is wise to engage with data analysis methods.
  • Knowledge of the tools used to articulate logical arguements and make formal mathematical proofs.
And most important for the whole week, remembering to smile!


How to accept your Golden Ticket

1. Login and from the dashboard:
       a. Click 'Accept'
       b. Confirm and make payment
2. We look forward to welcoming your child into University College, University of Melbourne on the first morning!

CHALLENGE ROUNDS

SOME ROUNDS ARE SUBJECT SPECIFIC SKILLS AND PROCEDURES - KNOWLEDGE INTENSIVE

DUEL FAST4 (DUE)

Quick individual 1v1 games to sharpen mental agility

CODEBREAKERS (COD)

Suss the blank terms in each sequence before the countdown timer ends


MATHEMATICIAN (MAT)

Traditional open-response questions

CONFIDENCE (CON)

Demonstrate your individual confidence in traditional problem solving


RECALL (REC)

Combining the traditional Individual rounds: Confidence (multi-choice) and Mathematician (open response)

COLLABORATION ROUNDS

BECAUSE WE ALL NEED OTHERS TO HELP US ACHIEVE OUR DREAMS

LIGHTNING (LIG)

In collaboration teams, race to solve traditional problems - can you reach the final question in time?

SHUTTLE (SHU)

Individuals shuttle their answer across the Communication team - make sure you're the strongest link


PURSUIT (PUR)

In Collaboration teams, 60 mins, 16 problems, 1 submission, 0 points if it is incorrect.

COMMUNICATION ROUNDS

BECAUSE WE NEED TO BE ABLE TO CONVINCE OTHERS THAT OUR BELIEFS ARE SOUND

INNOVATION (INN)

In Communication teams, wisely craft and create problems for peers to solve

INSPIRATION (INS)

In Communication teams, discover and present the historical development of an important concept


CRYPTO (CRY)

In Communication teams, decrypt as many cipher texts as you can, and then encrypt your response

PURE RIGOUR COMMUNICATION ROUNDS

BECAUSE WE NEED TO BE ABLE TO CONVINCE OTHERS THAT OUR BELIEFS ARE SOUND

CRYPTO (CRY)

In Communication teams, decrypt as many cipher texts as you can, and then encrypt your response

LOGIC (LOG)

Focus on clarity of argument and deduction through a scaffolded task


PROOF (PRO)

Present complete, rigorous written mathematical arguments on a whiteboard in a University classroom.

APPLICATION CUP COOPERATION ROUNDS

BECAUSE USING DATA FROM REAL LIFE HELPS THE WORLD BECOME A BETTER PLACE

FAIRGROUND (FAI)

Demonstrate understanding of expectation and variance, to entice customers whilst also winning in the long term!

DATAMINE (DAT)

Articulate thinking and rationale for choices from a scaffolded task and datasheet


DEBATE (DEB/OPN)

Present thinking visually, and then verbally to convince others to agree with you.

HOST PARTNERS

HELPING TO MAKE THE WORLD ENJOY MATHS THAT LITTLE BIT MORE

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