i‑Learner Education Centre

Competitive Mathematics

Course Description

By participating in the Mathematical Olympiad (MO) or World Class Tests, students gain opportunities to nurture their logical thinking capacities through competing with and learning from counterparts all over the world. However, the MO has over the years become notorious for an overwhelming curriculum, demanding significantly accelerated learning and robotic training. That is an over generalisation for competitive mathematics, which requires students to possess a solid foundation of knowledge and concepts, so as to think outside the box instead of being guided to solve routine problems using traditional steps. The goal is for students to come up with creative problem solving strategies independently.

Our Competitive Mathematics class is based on the curriculum of MO and many other useful problem solving strategies. We aim to equip students with the ability to master what they have learned from school, to understand the connections between different concepts, and to apply them in unforeseen scenarios. The syllabus also includes questions from famed mathematics competitions and competence tests, as well as well-known mathematical puzzles and games. Students will nurture their passion for mathematics and thinking skills through continuous breakthrough improvements.

The art of mathematics is to learn a set of universal logic, and students will learn how to apply it skilfully in numerous ever-changing contexts.