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Singapore Mathematical Olympiad 2011

August 14, 2011 Leave a comment

In perhaps the best ever showing by any school since the introduction of the Singapore Mathematical Olympiad, Raffles Institution has swept 9 of the top 10 awards, and 19 of the top 30 individual awards in the Junior Section.

The boys in the Senior Section did commendably well, with 2 in the top 10 and 6 in the top 30.

In another remarkable show, 5 of the top 10 and 19 in the top 30 individual awards went to Rafflesians in the Open Section.

RI is also placed in the top 3 for all 3 team awards, with the actual ranking to be released on 3rd September 2011. Stay tuned for more good news!

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Team Raffles at the 2009 SMO Prize Presentation Ceremony


2011 China Girls Mathematical Olympiad

August 14, 2011 Leave a comment

Following their schoolmates’ great success at the recent International Mathematical Olympiad, the all-girls team representing RI at this year’s China Girls Mathematical Olympiad made history –  Zhang Aidi (12S06L) attained a rank of Individual 8th and became Singapore’s first Gold medallist in this annual competition, while her team mate Lim Min clinched a Silver and first-time participants Lydia Liu Tingruo (12S03M) and Lee Siying (12S06J) both won Bronze medals. Meanwhile, a junior from RGS also won a Bronze medal.

The China Girls Mathematical Olympiad was held in Shenzhen from 30 July to 3 August. A total of 200 contestants had taken part, and only 24 Golds, 38 Silvers and 80 Bronzes were given out.

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2011 International Mathematical Olympiad

August 14, 2011 Leave a comment

Singapore did extremely well in the International Mathematical Olympiad held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands from 13 to 24 July; it ranked 3rd out of 101 participating countries, achieving its best ever placing and beating traditional powerhouses Russia and Japan. The team included three Year 5 Rafflesians – Joseph Kuan, Ding Yue and Ryan Kor (all from 12S06L).

Both Joseph and Ding Yue obtained gold medals in the competition, with Joseph ranking 4th overall in a field of 564 participants in his 1st participation. The last time Singapore had achieved her one and only one gold medal in this annual competition was in 1996, courtesy of Rafflesian Senkodan Thevendran. Meanwhile, Ryan was awarded a bronze medal.

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2011 Asia Pacific Mathematical Olympiad

May 13, 2011 Leave a comment

Congratulations to the following students who have done well at the 2011 APMO:

Joseph Kuan Jun Jie – Silver

Ryan Kor Chong Luck – Silver

Ding Yue – Bronze

Ke Yuxuan – Honorable Mention

Alan Aw Jin – Honorable Mention

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2011 China Mathematics Olympiad

January 27, 2011 Leave a comment

2011 China Mathematics Olympiad

3 of our Year 5 students represented Singapore in the 26th China Mathematical Olympiad (CMO) in Changchun from Jan 12th to 18th.

CMO has been the platform where the China national training team is selected for the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO). Thus all provinces across the country send their best hopes to this competition.   This year, after the competition, the top 40 China students were selected into the team.

We are proud to announce that Lee You Jun has done extremely well, being placed at the 41st position, clinching a silver medal. Our other representatives, Ding Yue and Ryan Kor Chong Luck were each awarded a bronze medal.

We would like to thank the team of teachers for training and preparing the students and Ms Xu Luxi for leading the team in Changchun.

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IMO 2010

July 24, 2010 Leave a comment

Rafflesians continue to do the country and school proud at the 51st International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO).

At the IMO, Ivan Loh Yao Chen (10SO6S) was awarded the silver medal and Vincent Brian Arifin Tjeng (10SO6O) an Honourable Mention. Ivan Loh also performed the best in the Singapore team, finishing in the top 12.5% of the contestants. While at the APMO, 10 students, of which 5 are Rafflesians, were selected to represent Singapore. Ivan Loh Yao Chen (10SO6S) was awarded Singapore’s only gold medal, Alan Aw Jin (11SO6J) the silver medal and Barry Tng Jia Hao (10SO6P) the bronze medal. Lee You Jun and Joseph Kuan Jun Jie from Year 4 were awarded honourable mentions.

Accompanying the students was Mr Lu Shang-Yi who was also appointed as the Deputy Leader of the team. Mr Thomas Teo and Mr Low Soo How were observers in the event.

Congratulations to the Rafflesians for the outstanding performance!

Team Singapore at the Airport. 2nd row: Vincent Brian Arifin Tjeng (1st from left), Ivan Loh Yao Chen (2nd from left), 1st row: Mr Low Soo How (2nd from left), Mr Lu Shang-Yi (3rd from left), Mr Thomas Teo (4th from left).

At the closing ceremony

Coordination of the students’ solutions

More coordination

2010 Asia Pacific Mathematics Olympiad

May 31, 2010 Comments off

Singapore was awarded 1 Gold, 2 Silvers, 4 Bronzes and 3 Honourable Mentions.

Ivan Loh Yao Chen was awarded the gold award, Alan Aw Jin the silver award and Barry Tng Jia Hao the bronze award. Lee You Jun and Joseph Kuan Jun Jie were awarded Honourable Mentions.