ISMC Mathlympics 2024 Global Round
Welcome to the exhilarating world of numbers and problem-solving! Marshall Cavendish Education proudly presents two prestigious competitions to elevate your students’ passion for mathematics: the International Singapore Maths Competition (ISMC) and the 16th Annual Mathlympics Competition!

We aim to discover young mathematical talents globally and cultivate the joy and enthusiasm for Mathematics amongst students. We are excited to host the global round for both competitions physically in Singapore in June 2024.

ISMC & Mathlympics Global Round

The ISMC is a unique maths competition based upon Singapore’s brand of Mathematics. It is open to all grade 2 – 6 ISMC regional round participants who want to benchmark themselves against the performance of a cohort of Singapore students in the same age group.
Annual Mathlympics Competition
This prestigious Math Olympiad competition invites our Grades 4-7 Mathlympics finalists globally to compete in a concept competition that poses carefully curated questions on Visual-Spatial Intelligence and Mathematics.

ISMC Mathlympics 2024 Early Bird Promo
Registration Fee: SGD 400
  1. Simply add to cart and complete the payment on our webpage or via Kalodu.
  2. You will receive a confirmation email from Kalodu. If you do not receive the email, please do check your junk mail.
  3. Important! In the confirmation email, please fill in the contestants’ details via the online contestant’s registration form to complete the registration process.
*The registration fee does not include the participant's personal travel expenses such as flight, accommodation, travel insurance, etc.
*All participants are required to make their own travel arrangement for this competition.
*Please select the correct grade level during registration as it is finalised and cannot be changed.

Day 1 – ISMC
28 June 2024
LT 301, NTU@OneNorth
(Google Maps)
9.30 am – 10.00 amRegistration
10.00 am – 1.00 pmISMC - Training Session
1.00 pm – 3.00 pmLunch
3.00 pm – 4.30 pmISMC - Competition
Day 2 – Mathlympics
29 June 2024
MPH 4, Times Centre
(Google Maps)
9.30 am – 10.00 amRegistration
10.00 am – 1.00 pmMathlympics - Training Session
1.00 pm – 3.00 pmLunch
3.00 pm – 4.30 pmMathlympics - Competition
Day 3 – Awards Ceremony
30 June 2024
Auditorium, NTU@OneNorth
(Google Maps)
10.00 am – 1.00 pmGuided Tour Around Singapore
1.00 pm – 2.30 pmLunch
2.30 pm – 4.00 pmPrize Presentation Ceremony – ISMC & Mathlympics

2 - 6
1.5 hours
Written Paper
Topics & Weightage
Grade 2
Numbers: 30%
Fractions: 20%
Measurement: 20%
Geometry: 15%
Statistics: 15%
Grade 3
Numbers: 30%
Fractions: 20%
Measurement: 15%
Area & Perimeter: 15%
Geometry: 10%
Statistics: 10%
Grade 4
Numbers: 25%
Fractions: 15%
Measurement: 14%
Area & Perimeter: 14%
Geometry: 14%
Statistics: 8%
Grade 5
Numbers: 8%
Fractions & Decimals: 14%
Ratio: 15%
Measurement: 25%
Geometry: 15%
Statistics: 8%
Grade 6
Numbers, Fractions
& Decimals: 20%
Percentage: 9%
Ratio: 9%
Measurement (P.A,V.M): 25%
Rate & Speed: 9%
Statistics: 8%

Format - 28 Questions
Section A: Multiple Choice Questions
Questions 1 to 5 (2 marks each)
Questions 6 to 10 (3 marks each)
Section B: Short Questions
Question 11 to 20 (4 marks each)
Section C: Problem Solving Questions
Question 21 to 25 (4 marks each)
Question 26 to 28 (5 marks each)
Calculators are only allowed for Grades 5 & 6.
4 - 7
1.5 hours
Written Paper
All questions draw on the overarching theme of Visual-Spatial Cognition within the content areas of:
Fractions, Percentage, Ratio in 2D figures, 3D solids Area, Perimeter and Volume 2D & 3D Perspectives
Symmetry, Rotation of 2D figures and 3D solids Nets Area, Perimeter of Circles
Angles Properties (including Circles) Measures and Measurement Rate and Speed

Format - 25 Questions
Section A: Multiple Choice Questions
Questions 1 to 5 (2 marks each)
Section B-E: Open-ended Questions
Questions 6 to 10 (3 marks each)
Questions 11 to 15 (4 marks each)
Questions 16 to 20 (5 marks each)
Questions 21 to 30 (6 marks each)
Calculators may NOT be used.

The following award categories apply to both ISMC and Mathlympics competition:

Global Champion
The top student of the competition will be awarded a trophy.

Top Country Winners
Top winners from each participating country will be awarded a trophy.

Gold / Silver / Bronze Award
Top students will be awarded a Gold / Silver / Bronze medal.

A certificate of participation will be awarded to all students.


I’m interested! How do I sign up?

You can simply add to cart and complete payment before 14 June 2024.

For schools who are keen to register for more than 20 students, you may contact Ms. Wenlin Na at for more information.

Can we use calculators for the competition?

ISMC – Calculators are only allowed for Grade 5 & 6 students. Grades 2-4 students are NOT allowed to use calculators for this competition.

Mathlympics – Calculators are NOT allowed for the competition.

What does the competition entry fee covers?

The one-time competition entry fee entitles the participant to gain access to our ISMC and/or Global Mathlympics competition, training, and related resources.

It does not include the participant's personal travel expenses such as flight, accommodation, travel insurance and shopping. All participants are required to make their own travel arrangement for this competition.

Which grade level should I select upon registration?

You can select the same grade level that you were in for the Regional Round.

Will I be penalised for a wrong answer?

No. Points will not be deducted for a wrong answer.

If my child is registered for only 1 competition, will he/she need to attend all 3 days of the event?

Students will only need to attend the day(s) of the competition(s) that they registered for and take part in the activities on the third day (30 June).

Can I accompany my child for the training and competition?

Parents are not allowed inside the lecture theatre/training room when the students are in training or having their competition.

Parents may choose to sit and wait for the students around the area. Alternately, they can drop off the students during registration, and return again when the competition has concluded to pick them up.

Do you have a recommended hotel?

You may consider Aqueen Hotel Paya Lebar (Google Maps) which is a 10 mins drive from Times Centre. The nearest MRT station will be Paya Lebar MRT Station.

Alternatively, you may consider Park Avenue Rochester Hotel (Google Maps) or lyf one-north Singapore Hotel (Google Maps), which is a 3 mins drive from NTU@OneNorth. The nearest MRT station will be Buona Vista MRT Station."

Is an accompanying adult a mandatory requirement for this event?

All participating students are encouraged to travel with adult company. We recommend either a participating school’s teacher or their respective parents to accompany the students. However, it will not be a mandatory requirement.

As an accompanying adult, can I join the event?

Parents and teachers are not allowed to sit in for the training and competition on 28-29 June 2024. However, we welcome you to join us for our lunch and awards ceremony on 30 June 2024.

As an accompanying adult, can I join the guided tour?

Yes, you can join the guided tour on 30 June 2024 at a fee of SGD 30 per pax. Simply include the add-on guided tour option during check out.

I have other questions. Who can I contact?

If you have any enquiries, please email us at

Can I meet my child during the lunch break or bring them out for lunch?

Parents will be allowed to meet the students during their lunch break.

Parents can also bring them out for lunch but will need to bring them back to the venue at 2.30pm to prepare for the competition.

What are the details for the guided tour around Singapore?

We are working with a tour agency that will bring the students as well as parents who signed up on a guided cultural tour to Little India, Singapore.

  1. Marshall Cavendish Education is the organiser of the International Singapore Maths Competition (ISMC) and Annual Mathlympics.
  2. All information shared to us will follow Marshall Cavendish Education's data protection and privacy statements.
  3. By participating in this physical competition, I understand that there will be photographs and videos taken at the event, and MCE has the right to edit and use the assets for media publicity including use in print, broadcast and online.
  4. The registration / competition fee is non-refundable or exchangeable for products or services.
  5. Winners will be selected by the Organiser's panel of judges and the decision is final.
  6. The prize is as stated and is non-transferable and not-for-sale. No cash alternatives will be offered. If due to circumstances beyond the Organiser’s control, the Organiser is unable to provide the stated prize or any part thereof, the Organiser reserves the right to substitute the prize with an item of equal or greater value, to be determined at the Organisers’ sole discretion.
  7. The Organiser reserves the rights to amend the terms and conditions without prior notice.
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