The International Mathematical Modelling Challenge (IM2C) is an international contest founded in 2015 to promote the teaching of mathematical modelling and provide students with a deeper experience of using mathematics to analyze and solve real world problems in realistic contexts.
The IM2C (Singapore) is open to all secondary schools and junior colleges in Singapore. Schools that wish to participate are to nominate a team advisor and
register at this link before 12 January 2018.
The IM2C is a true team competition that is held over a number of days. Raffles Girls School was one of the four Outstanding Award winners in the 2015 event. More details about the challenge can be found at the IM2C Website
As part of a NIE-funded research project, a half-day professional sharing session on mathematical modelling for all mathematics teachers was held at National Junior College on 4 Sep 2017.
The mathmodelling.sg website was officially launched at this event. Three schools (National Junior College, Raffles Girls School and Assumption English School) shared their experiences on how they designed and carried out mathematical modelling tasks in their schools to a captive audience.
In addition, there was a keynote lecture on metacognition and mathematical modelling given by Dr Lee Ngan Hoe, a professor from the National Institute of Education.
Professor Lee’s talk may be viewed here..
The Singapore International Mathematics Challenge (SIMC) is a biennial event co-organised by NUS High and the Ministry of Education (Singapore) since 2008. It aims to bring together students aged 14 – 18 years old (or studying the equivalent of Grades 8 to 12) in a rigorous competition based on real-world applications, where they showcase their innovative, creative and mathematical skills. Participants work in teams for 2 days on the problems and they are assessed through a written report and an oral presentation. In addition, SIMC holds sharing sessions for teachers to facilitate the professional exchange of good practices in mathematics education across different countries. Further information can be found at their website