2018 NMOS Special Round Training Starts on 12 July (Thursday)

28 Jun

The list of students qualified for the NMOS Special Round 2018 (second round) has been released to all participating schools. Please check with the respective primary schools on the Special Round qualifiers who will be invited to sit for a written paper in the Special Round at NUS High School of Mathematics and Science on 24th July 2018 (Tuesday) at 3:30 pm. The duration of the paper is 1h 30min and it consists of 20 questions (4 marks each for Q1-10, 5 marks each for Q11-20).

Some instructions useful to candidates of the Special Round:

1. Write your answers in the answer sheet provided and shade the appropriate bubbles below your answers.

2. No steps are needed to justify your answers.

3. No marks will be deducted for wrong answers.

4. Unanswered questions will not get any marks.

5. No calculators or mathematical instruments are allowed.


Math Arena will be conducting NMOS Special Round Training for P4 & P5 pupils invited to Special Round of NMOS 2018.

Venue: Math Arena

(Tampines Street 45, Block 488B #B1-147, Singapore 521488) .

Bus 28 stops at Blk 489B ; Buses 28, 293 at Blk 489A ; Bus 29 stops at Dunman Secondary.

12 Jul (Thu)  7: 30 pm – 9: 30 pm

14 Jul (Sat)  9: 30 am – 11: 30 am

19 Jul (Thu)  7: 30 pm – 9: 30 pm

21 Jul (Sat)  9: 30 am – 11: 30 am

Course Fee: $320

Pupils who join the full course (all 4 sessions) will be entitled to these privileges:

  1. $30 Discount Voucher for this Special Round Training (for current Math Arena semester 2 pupils only)
  2. $30 Discount Voucher for 2018 Year End Holiday Program: P5 or P6 Fusion Math (full course only)

No make-up lesson will be arranged.

This course will mainly cover selected high-order thinking skill questions from the following topics:

1. Number Theory, Factors, Multiples & Divisibility

2. Rate & Speed

3. Geometry (Angles, Area & Perimeter)

4. Combinatorics & Cryptarithmetic Puzzles

Our Opening Hours (School Term):

Mondays to Fridays 3:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Saturdays 9:30 am to 6:00 pm

Closed on Sundays & Public Holidays

Should you have any enquiry regarding time schedule or course registration, please feel free to call us during opening hours at 6783 3218, 6781 9325 or WhatsApp to 8121 6628, or simply email to us at admin@matharena.com.sg.

2017 NMOS Statistics (nationwide):

Gold – 83 ; Silver – 393 ; Bronze – 654

HM – 1164 ; COP – 3176 (Total – 5470)

Invited into Special Round – 413 (7.55%); Gold in Special Round – 83/413 (20.1%)



12 Jul


We are fast approaching the crucial time in early August for P6 pupils to thoroughly revise all major topics as well as to go through effective problem sums strategies most commonly tested in both the Prelims Exam and PSLE.

Math Arena will be organising the PRELIM MATH Rev Up sessions as follows:

7 Aug Tue 4.15 – 7.15pm

8 Aug Wed 2.15 – 5.15pm (eve of National Day)

9 Aug Thu 9.30am – 12.30pm (National Day)

14 Aug Tue 4.15 – 7.15pm

22 Aug Wed 9.30am – 12.30pm (Hari Raya Haji)

*Pick any 3 sessions


$112.50 per session

Pupils who register for 3 sessions will be eligible for a $20 discount (i.e. $337.50 – $20 = $317.50).

A Good Selection of PSLE Math Word Problems Revision Questions

5 Jul

These questions might be difficult if you have not revised it well enough. Try it on your own before looking at the video solution.

  1. Primary 6 Math Question on Area

2) Primary 6 Math Question on Time

3) Primary 6 Math Question on Volume

4) Another Primary 6 Math Question on Volume

5) Primary 6 Math Question on Fraction, Ratios, Percentages

6) Another Fraction, Ratio, Percentage (FRP) Question

You must know your FRP type questions well!

7) Primary 6 Math Question on Speed

Worried about speed questions?, Try this.

Raffles Girls P6 Question on Speed

28 Jun

A good primary 6 school math question on Speed.

Australian Maths Competition Training (2 Jul & 10 Aug 2018)

28 Jun

Math Arena will be conducting training classes for students participating in the Australian Maths Competition 2018.

Australian Mathematics Competition by Australian Mathematics Trust – Click here to assess website.

Competition Details:

Mon, 13 Aug 2018

For students who register AMC with us, the paper will start at 5:30 pm sharp at Math Arena. Please bring along your own calculator.

2 Training Sessions:

Part 1 on Mon, 2 Jul   1pm to 5pm

Part 2 on Fri, 10 Aug   9am to 1pm

Course Fee per session for Middle Pri students (P3 & P4)—  $160

Course Fee per session for Upper Pri students (P5 & P6)—  $170

Please bring along your own calculator for training class.

Applicable Discount (Terms & Conditions apply):

2018 June Holiday Program Highlights

17 May

P5 Fusion Math: Mathlympics Training

11th Annual Mathlympics 2018: Click here for more info.

Monday, Wednesday to Friday (28 May, 30 May to 1 Jun)

Time: 1:15 pm to 4:00 pm

OR   Monday to Thursday (18 to 21 Jun)

Time: 9.30 am to 12.15 pm

Fee: $400

Scope: Number Theory, Geometry, Combinatorics (from past year questions of Annual Mathlympics)

Level: Primary 5

We welcome Primary 4 students to join this training too.  Basic algebra approach to be used to train students.

28 MAY to 22 JUN (3-, 4- or 5-Day Program)

For an individual student signing up 1 full course (all 3 or 5 sessions): 10% Early Bird Discount for payment made by 22 May 2018 (Tue). Click here for our latest Jun Holiday schedule. Sign up today!

PSLE A* Achievers

This June, P6 pupils will work on mock papers that comprise of both short and long questions. This is a good time for all pupils to go through a comprehensive revision before the preliminary exams.

As usual, trainer’s explanation of difficult concepts in class is key to helping pupils clarify doubts and misconceptions so pupils are strongly encouraged to ask questions in class.

Practice is the other key ingredient for success in PSLE Math. Hence we are going to have an intensive program that has systematic coverage of PSLE math topics, emphasizes on higher order challenging problems and where pupils’ presentation of solutions will be fine-tuned.

It’s almost the last stretch, boys and girls….. let’s stay focused and push on for the A*!


The Preliminary Round of the National Mathematical Olympiad of Singapore is on 27 Jun 2018 (Wed). Top scorers will be invited to the Special Round on 24 Jul 2018 (Tue). A separate training class for top scorers invited to the Special Round will be conducted in July (details to be confirmed later in Term 3).

We continue our intensive training to help P4 and P5 pupils in their preparation for the coming NMOS competition. Knowledge, understanding and skills will be built up through active teaching and learning in class.

Working on mock papers will also give pupils more exposure to the topics and questions most relevant to the competition.

P5 Problem Solving Heuristic

Primary 5 is a crucial period of learning for pupils as they head towards their PSLE next year. As essential skills are taught, pupils build up a stronger foundation and their ability and confidence soar.

We see this in pupils who started their P5 year with us, soaring ahead in their P6 year. We are happy for them, especially those who initially came in with low marks and lacked confidence.

As always, trainers will explain strategies in class but pupils’ attentiveness and diligence in practice is still key to their achievements. Time to work hard, boys and girls!

Science Program

The Science program emphasizes on the content and its delivery in an engaging manner. Hands-on experiments will be carried out during school holiday programs to build up pupil’s experimental knowledge.

Available levels: Primary 4 (Experimental Learning on Matter & Light Energy), Primary 5 (Experimental Learning on Photosynthesis & Respiration), Primary 6 (Intensive Revision for PSLE)

DSA Advance Science P6

This course is offered to prospective P6 students who wish to advance their learning in the Sciences.  Click here to find out more about the MOE DSA-Sec (Direct School Admission) Exercise.  Click here to find out more about the Year 1 selection test to NUS High School (23 Jun 2017).

Available modules in Jun 2018:

Physics Module (3-day Program)

Topics covered include; Physical Quantities & Measurements, Density, Force & Pressure, Light & Thermal Energy, Current & Practical Electricity

Chemistry Module (3-day Program)

Topics covered include; Scientific Method, Compounds & Mixtures, Kinetic Particle Theory, Atomic Structure & Chemical Bonding, Common Chemical Reactions, Separation Techniques

Should you have any further query regarding registration or lesson schedule, kindly send them to admin@matharena.com.sg.

Our Opening Hours

June School Holidays 2018:

Mon (28 May) from 9:30 am to 9:30 pm; Wed to Fri (30 May to 1 Jun) from 9:30 am to 7:00 pm

Mon to Fri (4 to 8 Jun) from 9:30 am to 7:00 pm

Mon to Thu (11 to 14 Jun) from 9:30 am to 7:00 pm

Mon to Fri (18 to 22 Jun) from 9:30 am to 7:00 pm

(Closed on Saturdays and Sundays, Vesak Day 29 May, Hari Raya Puasa 15 Jun)

School Term 3 to 4 of 2018 from 25 Jun onwards: (Click Here for Semester 2’s Class Schedule new!)

Mon to Fri from 3:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Sat from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm

(Closed on Sundays, National Day Wed 9 Aug, Hari Raya Haji Wed 22 Aug, Deepavali Tue 6 Nov)

APMOPS Invitation Round Training (May 2018)

12 Apr

Click here to see individual results of SMOPS (1st Round of APMOPS) held on 7th April 2018.

Competition details for APMOPS 2018 Invitation Round 

1. Date of Competition

Saturday, 26th May 2018

2. Venue of Competition 

Hwa Chong Institution (High School Section)

3. Eligibility

The top 4% of the participants or the top 150 participants, whichever is lower, in Round 1 of the local competition (SMOPS) will be invited for the Invitation Round.

Up to top 10 participants from each overseas centre will also be invited for the Invitation Round.

4. Scoring of Competition Papers 

The total marks for the paper will be 100 marks, which are allotted as follows:

–          Question 1 to 4:          4 marks each.
–          Question 5 to 8:          5 marks each.
–          Question 9 to 12:        6 marks each.
–          Question 13 and 14:   20 marks each.
No working is required for Questions 1 to 12. Marks will be awarded for the correct final answer.
For Question 13 and 14, all working must be clearly shown. Omission of essential steps will result in loss of marks


@ Math Arena Enrichment Centre

This course covers working presentation of solutions to selected questions from past years’ APMOPS round 2 papers.

Tampines – We are near Dunman Secondary School at Street 45.


MAY 11thMAY 13th, 18th, 20th, 25th (Fri & Sun)  Fri 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Sun 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Topic scope of 5 sessions:

-Geometry: Angles, Circles, Triangles & Quadrilaterals (include geometric proofs)

-Combinatorics: Counting Principles involving restrictions

-Number Theory: Factors, Multiples & Divisibility

Net Fee (^5 sessions): $450

^Pro-rated Fee is not applicable (no make-up lesson will be conducted)

For further enquiries, kindly send email to us at admin@matharena.com.sg or WhatsApp text to 8121 6628.

(Updated as at 12 April 2018)