Geared towards uplifting the interests of teenagers in mathematics


The International Mathematics Open for Young Achievers (IMOYA), hosted by the Skillshare based in Singapore, can be a fundamental step where students become intuitively aware, conceptualized to arrange and recall information as they work individually or as a team utilizing their experience, knowledge and skill to solve mathematics problems. This contest engages students to a math exploratory activity which centers on relating math to the real world, making students active learners and giving them sense of achievement. The content standards in this competition are developmentally appropriate for students in the level they are participants in. The learning goal of communicating is demonstrated by students as they confront problems, translate information, and relay their findings may be orally and in writing, or both in the course of working individually or collaboratively. The working on teams’ goal is apparent as students share ideas, develop and coordinate group approaches, and learn from each other during the math activities. The IMOYA enables students to learn the tools, language, and the ways of thinking to make connections across disciplines. It provides them the opportunity to identity exploration like learning who they are, how they learn, and what they can do with their math skills during problem solving activity, can be the first step in connecting themselves with the global community.


  • a. Strengthen the mathematical intuition and computational skills of the students to work independently and collaboratively;
  • b. Provide an in-depth mathematical experience for the enrichment of the students’ reasoning ability and creative thinking skill to solve challenging mathematics problems;
  • c. Develop speed and precision in data gathering to enhance measurement and problem-solving skill; and
  • d. Promote cross cultural interaction espousing camaraderie, understanding and respect for diversity.

Hosted By:

The International Mathematics Open for Young Achievers (IMOYA) is hosted by the Skillshare based in Singapore.

Organizer: The Official Organizer of the Event: B&L Pte Ltd

Pre-Registered & Collection of ID Tags for All Participants & Companions will start at 1000hrs of 13 September 2019 onward to Parkroyal on Beach Road. Please contact the organizer to pre-arrange collection. Upon Making FULL Payment, Official Receipt will be issued to individual countries (Countries Representatives can collect from their teams). For Countries using the Official Organizer for the Accommodations or Transportation during their stay in Singapore, ID Tags will be issued upon Arrival & Payment can be made at the School on the Examination Day.


The contest is open to students from these divisions: Middle Primary (Grades 3 and 4), Upper Primary (Grades 5 and 6), Junior High School (Grades 7 and 8), Intermediate Level (Grades 9 and 10) and Senior High School (Grades 11 and 12).

Awarding Scheme:

Medals: Approximately 80% of the contestants will receive Individual Awards, in the form of Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals, approximately in the ratio 1: 2: 5.

Certificates: All participants will receive an IMOYA 2019 certificate of participation.

Accommodation and Travel Expenses

The participants/delegates will shoulder their travel expenses from their country of origin to Singapore including the following expenses: Visa Fee, hotel accommodation, food, transportation (airport-hotel-contest venue and vice versa) and sightseeing activities.

Official Language:

  • English is the primary medium of instruction of all contest papers.
  • Participating countries that need to have their contest problems written in their respective language aside from the official languages must translate on their own. Please note that team leaders involved in the translation task can join or meet with their team members only after the contest.

Coverage of the Contest:

  • Middle Primary – Sets, Whole Numbers, Fractions, Exponents, Tessallations, Problem Solving Strategies, Ratio, Geometric Shapes, Measurement, Data Handling, Recreational Math.
  • Upper Primary – Whole Numbers, Integers, Fractions, Number Theory, Decimals, Problem Solving Strategies, Exponents, Ratio and Proportion, Percentage, Geometry of 2D and 3D, Symmetry, Mensuration, Data Handling, Recreational Math.
  • Junior High School – Sets of Real Numbers, Algebraic Expressions, Problem Solving Strategies, Polynomials and Properties of Exponents, Linear Equations/Inequalities in One Variable, Lines and Angles, Properties of Triangles, Congruence, Mensuration, Data Handling, and Recreational Math. Intermediate – Curriculum of Junior High School with System of Linear Equations/Inequalities, Special Products and Factoring, Rational Expressions, Problem Solving Strategies, Mensuration, Geometry of Circle, Data Handling and Probability, Recreational Math.
  • Senior High School – Curriculum of Junior and Intermediate High School with Polynomial Equations, Exponential and Logarithmic Functions, Circular/Trigonometric Functions, Problem Solving Strategies, Business Mathematics, Mensuration, Data Handling, Recreational Math.