Mathematics is made of 50 percent formulas, 50 percent proofs, and 50 percent imagination. ~unknown

Tell me more about this qualifier

because we all need to have an idea what we're getting into

What is it?
This is a 2.5-day competition (with pre-round) happening within the prestigeous International School of HCMC (ISHCMC).
It is a Qualifying round to be a part of the Finals of the World Mathematics Championships® 2020 in the University of Melbourne, staying in Trinity College.
Participants engage in 9 different types of rounds within 6 skills categories.

Who may enter?
Children in Grade 9 and below (just starting an IGCSE Mathematics course for many).

When is it?
PRE-ROUND: Inspiration Round stimulus given on Monday 17th February for communication teams to submit (upload) by Tuesday 25th February.
DAY 1: Friday 28th February between 5pm-9pm, evening meal included.
DAY 2: Saturday 29th February between 8am-8pm.
DAY 3: Sunday 1st March from 8am. The gala celebration ends by 9pm.

What about accommodation?
This is a non-residential competition, and so participants independently travel to and from the Qualifier venue International School of HCMC (ISHCMC) each day.

NOTE: For teachers looking to bring students internationally to this Qualifier, the closest 4* hotel is Novotel, Saigon Centre. There are many smaller and cheaper options too.

What about a shuttle bus?
Eight trips are provided as part of the fees, only to and from the Novotel Saigon Centre.
  • From HCMC International Airport on Friday 28th February
  • To ISHCMC @ 4:30pm and return @9:30pm on Friday 28th February
  • To ISHCMC @ 7am on both competition days
  • From ISHCMC after the final activities on both competition days (*the Gala Celebration will then be in the Novotel, Saigon Centre)
  • To HCMC International Airport on the morning of Monday 2nd March
To opt into any of these transport provisions, indicate such on the registration form (after payment) and we will discuss with individual groups from early 2020.

What do participants get?
Lots of intangible rewards! And also...
An attainment transcript containing the percentile ranks in each round, each skill attribute and a descriptor of their demonstrated strengths.
Medals are awarded to the better performing participants in each of the 6 skills categories.
Those who excel best in all 6 categories are also issued with a Golden Ticket invite to the Finals.

How much does it cost?
USD 350 per student participant and USD 150 per adult adjudicator.
This fee includes meals and the gala dinner celebration, as well as welcome goodie bags, event materials and prizes.

How to register?

An adult adjudicator logs into their account (or sign-up here first) clicks on the "register" button above (only visible when logged-in) and registers communication teams of 3 students. There needs to be at least 1 adult adjudicator for every 3 teams registered.

What is the schedule?
Click 'Schedule' at the top of this page - it will appear there as soon as a draft is in place

The risk assessment created by ISHCMC is here.

Where is the event programme?

It will appear here when ready

Registration into this competition is confirmed only when the full fees have been received AND all participant particulars are complete in the form.

Then, if you require a supporting letter as part of visa applications, please provide by email the full names, gender, dob, nationality, passport number and expiry date and we will generate one at our soonest.


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