International Math Battle
What is the IMB?
International Math Battle
Entice Creative Problem Solving
Encourage Learning Opportunities
A reputable international mathematics event in Canada and now in Hong Kong, thanks to our partners!
The IMB team believes that Math should be fun and learned creative way and that reasoning and communication skills are as important as the results in mathematics. Incorporating “Creative Solution Presentations” in the competition encourages children to think outside the box and be innovative.
OUR PARTNERS IN HONG KONG
To bring the IMB to Hong Kong in 2019, we partnered with SENPHA, with whom we share a common philosophy. SENPHA has always devoted every effort in the development of students’ mental health, and has organized various kinds of activities to strengthen students’ mental health awareness and understanding.
IMB Hong Kong 2019
IMB Canada 2019
ABOUT THE COMPETITION
The competition consists of a Kindergarten Group, a Lower Primary Group and an Upper Primary Group. For each group, there are three rounds of competitions - the First Round, the Semi-finals and the Final: First Round On the day of the First Round, participants are required to fill in the designated test papers. In addition to general arithmetic calculations, there are also questions for creative problem-solving. Participants must use creative problem-solving skills to answer these questions. Semi-Final Shortlisted participants are required to arrive at the venue 15 minutes before the registration time. A Certificate of Merit will be awarded to all shortlisted participants at the same day. After the round starts, participants will be given a question, and they must figure out how to solve the questions in a creative and logical way. After 10 minutes, participants will present their solutions for the judges. The judges will then rate their performances based on their Creativity, Logic, Presentation Skills and Problem-solving Skills. The top 8 participants will be selected into the Final. Final Questions will be delivered to participants on the day, and the competition will be carried out in a structure similar to the Semi-finals. On the same day, judges will select the Champion, 1st Runner-up and 2nd Runner-up. A prize-giving ceremony will then be held, and winners are given the chance to represent Hong Kong and participate in the International Math Battle Grand Final in Canada, where they will compete against participants from other countries and further nurture their innovative talents. The champion of each category will also get $2000 sponsorship fee for the air-tickets (receipt required).
Sample questions only - not official past papers