Singa (Singapore Math Team Global Challenge)

Singa is an international team and individual-based math competition. Questions in the competition will be based on Singapore  Schools’ math questions which have a high content of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS). It is open to all students from Grades 1 to 11 in five divisions:

Team Round (3-Member Team)

  • Division Junior – Grade 1 and 2
  • Division Middle – Grade 3 and 4
  • Division Intermediate – Grade 5 and 6
  • Division Advance – Grade 7 to 8
  • Division Expert – Grade 9 to 11

 The contest will consist of three rounds: (1h 45 min)

  1. Singateers Round (45 minutes.) – Each participant will be working independently on 20 multiple choice questions with 4 options and 5 open-ended questions.  So, there will be a total of 25 questions.  His/Her individual score will contribute to the Team score.  Each grade is ranked by itself, except grade 10/11*
    * same paper but ranked separately depending on the number of contestants


  1. Team ABC Round (30 minutes) –     In this ABC Round, the participants have to allocate problem-solving duties strategically amongst their team, matching member’s different strengths to the varied mathematics questions they face.  There will be a total of 13 questions. These questions are categorised into three categories:


Category Number of Questions
Category A:

Two-mark questions

4 Questions
Category B:

Three-mark questions

6 Questions
Category C :

Five-mark questions

3 Questions

Members of a team can only answer questions in one Category. No members are allowed to answer questions from more than one category.  That is, each member will specialise in answering questions from one category.

  1. Dash Round (30 minutes) – The Dash Round is a unique set-up which allows members of a team to collaborate in investigating, checking and improving the solutions to a series of maths problems. All 3 members of a team solve 10 open-ended questions together. Team members are to strategise on how they plan to have all 10 questions solved within 30 minutes.


Should any player be found to deviate from any contests rules /procedures, he/she will be disqualified


Singateers Award by Grade Level(Top 50%)

  • 20% Honourable mention certificate
  • 25% Bronze Award
  • 15% Silver Award
  • 10% Gold Award

Team Round by Division (Top 50%)

  • 25% Bronze Award
  • 15% Silver Award
  • 10% Gold Award

Top 3 Division Team Award

  • Division Team Champion
    Division Team Runner-Up
  • Division Team 2nd Runner-Up

Singateer Award Scoring System

Individual Score in Round 1 (Singateer Round)

Team Award Scoring System

The average of 3 team members’ Singateers score +

Team ABC Round Score + Dash Round Score

Weighting for Team Award Scoring

Singateer 20%

Team ABC  40%

Dash Round 40%