Five learners of Saint Francis of Assisi College – Dasmariñas join the Singapore and Asian Schools Mathematical Olympiad (SASMO) on May 8 and 15, 2021, thru an online platform. They are:
1. Sophia Ysabelle O. Del Mundo – Grade 3
2. Gabriella Ysabelle G. Mercadejas – Grade 4
3. Hanz Jacob F. Vidallon – Grade 4
4. Angelica A. Mendoza – Grade 7
5. Jardine Dave V. Ambrocio – Grade 9
Created in 2006, SASMO is one of the largest math contests in Asia. It has expanded from 155 local participants in 2006 to more than 20 000 participants from 19 countries in SASMO 2016. More than 100 schools from Singapore took part in SASMO 2016.
The SASMO Team with the support of the Advisory Council spend countless hours carefully developing contest papers that will touch on both school and Olympiad maths. This combined effort allow participants to do better compared to pure Olympiad papers, since they are familiar with some questions and are able to put on their thinking caps for others, bringing out the inner mathematician in them.
With realistic and high standards, SASMO contests aim to stretch the untapped thinking potential of the student population, their participation in SASMO will help them improve in school mathematics as well as higher-order thinking skills (HOTS). SASMO caters to the top 40% of the student population and it aims to arouse students’ interest in mathematical problem solving to develop mathematical intuition, reasoning, logical, creative, and critical thinking. The top 40% of the participants will receive an award certificate and a medal (Gold for the top 8%, Silver for the next 12%, and Bronze for the next 20%). – https://sasmo.sg/about-us/ SASMO is organized by the Singapore International Mastery Contests Centre (SIMCC) with the Asian Math and Science League, Inc. (AMSLI) as its Philippine partner.