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SECONDARY SCHOOL MATHEMATICS

OLYMPIAD (SSMO) 2011


NEGARA BRUNEI DARUSSALAM
Information and Guidelines

Supported by:

Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn. Bhd.

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT PARTNERSHIP


(STEP) CENTRE,
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION.
C7, C8 & C9, SIMPANG 125, JALAN MUARA, BB2313,
NEGARA BRUNEI DARUSSALAM.
TEL / FAX : 2335963
Information to School SSMO 2011

1.0 INTRODUCTION

STEP Centre has been organizing this national level Secondary School Mathematics Olympiad
(SSMO) for all government and non-government secondary schools over the country.

This year the SSMO is targeting only the Year 9 students age less than 17 years old by 1st July 2011.
This olympiad aims to provide learners the opportunity to engage with problems that are rich and
varied enough to encourage the development of reasoning and problem solving skills.

2.0 OBJECTIVES
General objective of the Olympiad:
 SSMO is dedicated to stimulate students’ interest and enthusiasm for problem solving and to
develop their mathematical intuition and logical thinking.

Specific objectives are:


 To provide students opportunities to show their potential as problems solvers.
 To motivate students and teachers to improve the teaching and learning of mathematics and
high-order thinking skills.
 To strengthen mathematical intuition.
 To foster mathematical creativity and ingenuity.
 To provide satisfaction, joy and thrills of meeting challenges

3.0 CONTENT
The questions will cover logical reasoning, intellectual mathematical reasoning and everyday
mathematics based from the mathematics Syllabi for Negara Brunei Darussalam and other
International Competitions such as International Mathematics Competition(IMC). The questions will
be composed of routine and non-routine problem solving types and most questions will be quite
challenging.

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4.0 CONDUCT OF OLYMPIAD


4.1 First Round
a. The first round test will be held in your respective school and hence no travelling is
required. The headmasters/ headmistresses/ principals should appoint some teachers
to supervise the test.
b. In alignment with the rapid technological advancements, the first round contest paper
will be posted online by 2nd April 2011. You may download the contest paper by
visiting our blogspot at: http://stepcentrebrunei.blogspot.com/
c. Schools may administer the contest paper at any convenient time within the second
week of April, from 05th to 08th April, 2011. It is up to the schools to decide the
number of students to be involved. Schools may involve as many Year 9 students as
possible or select some eligible students to participate in this first round school-based
contest.
d. The contest paper will be marked by teachers from your own school. The answer
scheme will be available online by 09th April 2011.
e. After marking the contest papers, schools may select two highest scorers from the
contest who are eligible based on the following criteria:
i) Must be Year 9 students.
ii) Age less than 17 years old by 1st July 2011.
iii) Must be citizens of His Majesty The Sultan and Yang Di Pertuan of Negara Brunei
Darussalam.

f. Schools are required to complete and submit the following directly to STEP Centre not
later than 16th April 2011:
i) First Round Contest Detail Form
(Available from our blogspot)
ii) List of Particiapnts’ Form
iii) The original answer sheets of the two top scorers.
iv) Copies of identity card [IC] (front and back pages) of the two top scorers.

4.2 Second Round


The centre will select between 20 to 30 students from the first round to go through the second
round contest which will be held at our centre. The second round contest will be held tentatively on
5th May 2011. Further information will be sent to schools of selected students.

5.0 PRIZES
All students will receive Certificate of Participation. Top 3 students from the second round contest
will be awarded with gold, silver and bronze medals respectively. Consolation prizes may also be
given.

6.0 RULES AND REGULATION


6.1 Calculators, calculator watches, hand phones, additional written materials, and other
unauthorized aids such as protractor and compass are prohibited.
6.2 Schools are entrusted to maintain the integrity of the test administration process. Thus,
schools’ test administrators:
• should choose a suitable time and testing location.

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• should conduct the test for all students from each respective school at one time.
• should be alert to participants’ activities throughout the session.
• should demonstrate uniform administration by making sure that all participants
understand the directions before the test begins and are ready to follow the
standard set of instructions during the test.
• are allowed to clarify the directions and general test requirements for example the
proper way to shade the chosen LETTER in the answer sheet, but prohibit help with
the actual test questions. Administrators should not offer more information than
what is indicated in the instructions.

7.0 MARKERS AND EVALUATORS


7.1 For the second round contest, the markers, evaluators and adjudicators appointed are
education officers from primary and secondary school teachers as well as other relevant
organisations.
7.2 In any events of uncertainty pertaining to marking or judging, the Technical Committee
appointed will give decisions to the best of their judgment and this will be FINAL.
7.3 Any matters arise thereafter will not be entertained.

8.0 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


8.1 The Organising Committee reserves the rights to change or amend any of the
information above as deemed necessary from time to time. However, the participating
schools will be duly informed on such circumstances.
8.2 Any additional matters arise thereafter will be referred to the Organising Committee
whose eventual decisions will be final.
9.3 Queries can be directed to the coordinating officer-in-charge at STEP Centre:

(a) Azahan bin Haji Abdul Wahab (email: azahan_w@hotmail.com)


Office No: 2330017

General Office Phone/Fax: 2335963

8.4 The following are available from our website.


http://stepcentrebrunei.blogspot.com/

i) SSMO 2011 Information and Guidelines


ii) SSMO 2011 Syllabus.
iii) a. First Round Contest Detail Form.
b. List of Participants’ Form
iv) Student Answer Sheet.( will be uploaded on 2nd April 2011)
v) SSMO Contest Paper_First Round (will be uploaded on 2nd April 2011).
vi) SSMO Answer Scheme (will be uploaded on 9th April 2011).

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