Online International Math Challenge

International Math Challenge aims to strengthen critical and creative thinking capabilities of the next generation of problem-solvers through competition and cooperation in mathematics.

  • Are you confident in yourself?

  • Do you think you have enough problem solving skills?

  • Are you capable of thinking outside the box?

  • To find out where you stand in the international arena.

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Background and Aim

In 2020, aiming to encourage students to study and excel in math and critical thinking, IMC team decided to conduct an online version of International Math Challenge to boost the motivation of both teachers and students who have been bored, lost goal oriented character and stimulus for study under this difficult global pandemic times, when most of the Olympiads and competitions are forced to be cancelled or postponed until unknown time.

Each participating school may organize their students in each category i.e. grades 1-2-3, grades 4-5, grades 6-7 and grades 8-9, and grades 10-11. This is an individual competition in which students can receive prizes for their personal achievement. The competition will be conducted in five languages, namely English, Thai, Chinese, Russian and Spanish, where students are expected to solve 40 multiple choice questions in 90 minutes. This event is hoped to motivate students to see math in a different light, have their interest stimulated in the subject and think how they can apply math in their future studies and daily life.

How to Join?

  • Register via register.mathchallenge.in.th
  • Pay the registration fee of 25 USD for international participants, 600 THB for participants from Thailand, per participant
  • Deadline for submission of completed forms is October 30th , 2021

Rules

  • The exam will be online in English, Thai, Chinese, Russian and Spanish.
  • The exam will be held on 12-13 November.
  • If your webcam was not open during the exam, the IMC team has the right to cancel your prizes.
  • If you give incorrect information about your category, the IMC team has the right to cancel your prizes.
  • Top 3 students from each category will be asked to show identification documents about their grades in order to be eligible for prizes.
  • The test link will be shared in advance and it will be activated on the exam day on 12 November for 48 hours in Thailand Time (GMT+7).
  • Details about how to conduct the online test will be shared with the participants and mentors in the registration panel.
  • Students from all types of schools around the globe can join this exam under their relevant categories.
  • Registrations will be only online via register.mathchallenge.in.th
  • The registration fee is 25 USD for international participants, 600 THB for participants from Thailand, per participant. The registration fee is non-refundable.
  • A test of 25 questions for Category kids and 40 questions for categories 1-4 with 4 multiple choices will last 90 minutes.
  • 3 wrong answers will void 1 correct answer.
  • No calculator is allowed. Participants will be monitored through a webcam.
  • Students will be receiving individual awards according to their personal achievements.
  • For the top 3 winners of each category, in case if the scores are equal, the used time will be decisive.

Who can participate?

The competition will be conducted in five languages: English, Thai, Spanish, Russian and Chinese. Full online and is open to all students from any type of school all around the world. In this Online IMC, students will compete individually under five categories i.e grades 1-2-3, grades 4-5, grades 6-7, grades 8-9, and grades 10-11.

Category
Thai
system
US/Canada
system
British
system
Russian
system
Age
Category kids Prathom 1 Grade 1 Year 2 Grade 1 6 years
  Prathom 2 Grade 2 Year 3 Grade 2 7 years
  Prathom 3 Grade 3 Year 4 Grade 3 8 years
Category 1 Prathom 4 Grade 4 Year 5 Grade 4 9 years
  Prathom 5 Grade 5 Year 6 Grade 5 10 years
Category 2 Prathom 6 Grade 6 Year 7 Grade 6 11 years
  Matthayom 1 Grade 7 Year 8 Grade 7 12 years
Category 3 Matthayom 2 Grade 8 Year 9 Grade 8 13 years
  Matthayom 3 Grade 9 Year 10 Grade 9 14 years
Category 4 Matthayom 4 Grade 10 Year 11 Grade 10 15 years
  Matthayom 5 Grade 11 Year 12 Grade 11 16 years

Prizes

(for each catagory)

Special Prizes for Category 4 students

North American University from USA offers:

  • 20 000 USD Scholarship for all Gold certificate winners.
  • 15 000 USD Scholarship for all Silver and Bronze certificate winners.

Rangsit University from Thailand offers:

  • Top 1-4 winners will get 100 000 THB scholarships.
  • Top 5-8 winners will get 75 000 THB scholarship.
  • Top 9-12 winners will get 50 000 THB scholarship

Suleyman Demirel University from Kazakhstan offers:

  • Top 3 winners will get 30% discount on tuition fees for 4 years.
  • Top 4-13 winners will get 20% discount on tuition fees for 4 years.
  • Top 14-33 winners will get 10% discount on tuition fees for 4 years.
  • Student should maintain a GPA of 3.0 and above. 
  • The winners will be given a voucher by the University

Vistula University from Poland offers:

  • Top 1: %100 full scholarship discount on tuition fee of first year.
  • Top 2-4: %50 scholarship discount on tuition fee of first year.
  • Top 5-14: . %20 scholarship discount on tuition fee of first year.
  • Top 15-34. %10 scholarship discount on tuition fee of first year

Paragon International University from Cambodia offers:

  • Top 2: %100 full scholarship discount on tuition fee for four years.
  • Top 3-5: %75 scholarship discount on tuition fee for four years.
  • Top 5-14: %50 scholarship discount on tuition fee for four years.
  • Top 15-35: %25 scholarship discount on tuition fee for four years.
  • Participants will be awarded certificates according to their individual achievement:
    Top 10%: Gold
    Top 11%-25%: Silver
    Top 26%-45%: Bronze
  • All participants whose total net is higher than 5 points will get an Honorable Mention.
  • Apart from the main prizes, the top 3 finalists of each category will receive 100% discount in the next International Math Challenge.
  • Participants will be awarded certificates according to their individual achievements.
  • All participants will be provided with a participation certificate.
  • All schools and mentors will be provided with certificates.
  • There will be a lucky draw for all participants except the top 3 from each category and that scores a minimum 5 points. (Except Category Kids)
  • The prizes cannot be exchangeable for cash or transferable to other person in any circumstances.
  • The winners will be given a voucher by the Universities.
     
     

Live English Now from the Philippines offers:

Free 4 weeks English language courses to lucky 125 participants! 

Timeline

Downloads

How to register as participant
Low Quality PDF

How to register as mentor
Low Quality PDF

Topics

Category Kids & 1
Category 2
Category 3
Category 4

Sample Questions

Category Kids
Category 1
Category 2
Category 3
Category 4

Languages

This year all questions will be available in 5 languages: English, Thai, Chinese, Russian and Spanish. A participant will be able to see the questions in his/her preferred language as well as switch between languages whenever he/she wants.

How to Register?

As Mentor

As Participant

Online IMC FAQs

Online International Math Challenge (IMC) is one of the leading mathematics-based competitions for various grades of school age in the world. Last year, Online IMC saw the participation of 1500+ participants from 70 countries. This Online IMC is organized to boost the morale of pandemic quarantined students and teachers, and give them an opportunity to keep them busy and goal-oriented.

12 – 13 November 2021. The exam can be accessed for 48 hours based on Thailand Time (GMT+7).

Please use a time converter at www.thetimezoneconverter.com to check your local times.

Students from grade 1 to grade 11 can participate in 5 different categories. Please see the Equivalence chart for more details

Category
Thai
system
US/Canada
system
British
system
Russian
system
Age
Category kids Prathom 1 Grade 1 Year 2 Grade 1 6 years
Prathom 2 Grade 2 Year 3 Grade 2 7 years
Prathom 3 Grade 3 Year 4 Grade 3 8 years
Category 1 Prathom 4 Grade 4 Year 5 Grade 4 9 years
Prathom 5 Grade 5 Year 6 Grade 5 10 years
Category 2 Prathom 6 Grade 6 Year 7 Grade 6 11 years
Matthayom 1 Grade 7 Year 8 Grade 7 12 years
Category 3 Matthayom 2 Grade 8 Year 9 Grade 8 13 years
Matthayom 3 Grade 9 Year 10 Grade 9 14 years
Category 4 Matthayom 4 Grade 10 Year 11 Grade 10 15 years
Matthayom 5 Grade 11 Year 12 Grade 11 16 years

Go to register.mathchallenge.in.th and follow the instructions. You can register as a participant or as a mentor and then register your students.

All questions will be available in 5 languages, namely English, Thai, Chinese, Russian and Spanish languages. Participants will be able to see questions in all five languages.

Different categories will have questions from different topics. Please see Topics above.

The exam will be conducted online. Login details will be shared with participants or mentors depending on who is registered before the exam date. Detailed guide to conduct the exam will be sent to participants or mentors one week before the exam date. There will be 25 multiple choice questions for Category Kids and 40 multiple choice questions for other categories. Duration of the exam is 90 minutes.

Top 1 of each category will get Ipad Air. 

Top 2 of each category will get Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0

Top 3 of each category will get a Kindle Paper White. 

There will be a lucky draw for all participants (except from the top 3 of each category) who scored above 5.0 total net. The lucky draw will be for 4 Apple Airpods for each category (except Category Kids). The lucky draw date will be announced later. 

Apart from these prizes, Top 3 participants from each category will be given a 100% discount for the participation of the next International Math Challenge. Other participants will be given certificates according to their achievements.

  • Top 10%: Gold
  • Next 15%: Silver;
  • Next 20%: Bronze

Participants whose total net is more than 5.0 will be given an Honorable Mention certificate. 

All participants, mentors and schools will be given a Certificate of Participation and Certificate of Appreciation respectively. 

Other than these, participants from Category 4 will have scholarship opportunities as mentioned above in the site. 

Participants may start the exam from where they left when internet connection is back. The countdown timer will start from where it stopped. But the exam must be finished in the given dates above.

There will be online support or you can email register@mathchallenge.in.th . Your questions will be answered right away.

Your certificates will be sent in PDF format to the registered email addresses not later than 27 November 2021.

Computers and tablets are most suitable for the exam.

Latest version Google Chrome, Safari and Mozilla Firefox.

You can pay via 2c2p payment method (highly recommended), PayPal, Visa or Master cards and international bank transfer which are available at the registration site.

Participants will be able to solve 10 sample questions after the registration fee is paid. This will be available after 15 September.

Participants will need a webcam to participate in the competition. During the exam time the video will be recorded for the sake of security and integrity of the exam.

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