New! What is Mathematical Olympiad Training Course (MOT)?

28 May

What is Mathematical Olympiad Training Course (MOT)?

MOT is a structured course for students who are interested to enrol in Mathematical Olympiad training. The course aims to build a strong foundation in Mathematical Olympiad topics and equips students with the necessary skills needed to tackle Mathematical Olympiad questions.

Who can participate in MOT?

MOT is targeted at students aged 9 years and below. Students aged 8 years and below are required to pass a Modular Diagnostic Paper (MDP) in order to enter MOT.  MDP will test topics related to the four operations (+, –, ×, ÷) and simple fractions (equivalent fractions, addition and subtraction of fractions). This is to ensure that students have the necessary foundation to be able to cope in MOT. The duration of the MDP is 1½ hour, chargeable at $20.

Entry age for new students

Join before TERM 3

Age  Pre-requisite Course to enter

If your child is

8 years old or younger MDP MOT 1
9 years old MOT 2

Join in TERM 3

Age Pre-requisite Course to enter

If your child is

7 years old or younger MOT 1
8 years old MDP MOT 2
9 years old NMOS 1

Join after TERM 3

Age Pre-requisite Course to enter

If your child is

7 years old or younger MDP MOT 1
8 years old MDP MOT 2
9 years old NMOS 1

What are the benefits of MOT?

  • Lessons are interactive and enriching
  • MOT serves as an early stepping stone for young students and provides a strong foundation to excel in future Math Olympiad training
  • Class size is small (maximum 12)

Topics covered in MOT 1 and MOT 2

Period

MOT 1

MOT 2

Term 3

Odd Shape/Number

Next Shape/Number

Box Sums

2-Digit Multiplication

3-Digit Division

Ones Digit

PS on Basic Average

Listing

No. of Terms

Number Summation I

September Holidays

Fraction of Figure

Equivalent Fractions

Simple Fractions I

Simple Fractions II

Guess and Check II

Replacement Concept

Working Backwards

Term 4

Counting Triangles I

Counting Squares I

Counting Rectangles

Alphametics I

Visual Pattern

Number Pattern I

Fractions I

Fractions II

Fractions III

Decimals I

Decimals II

Decimals III

December Holidays

4 Ops on Whole Numbers

Models on Whole Numbers

Time

PS on Time

Graph

Calendar

Grouping

Balancing the Table

4 Ops on Fractions

4 Ops on Decimals

Term 1

Basic Fractions I

Basic Fractions II

Basic Fractions III

Shape Division

Area and Perimeter I

Number Pattern II

Number Summation II

Geometry

Area and Perimeter II

March Holidays

Magic Squares

Sticky Puzzles

Shape Shifters

Simple Summation

Counting Triangles II

Counting Squares II

Term 2

Guess and Check I

PS on Whole Numbers

PS on Age

PS on Money

Tessellation

Symmetry

Short or Extra I

Short or Extra II

PS on Average

Rate I

Rate II

June Holidays

Counting Routes

Counting Regions

Counting Intersections

Alphametics II

Number Grouping

Fraction, Ratio and Percentage

PS on Fraction, Ratio and Percentage

Worst Case Scenario

Factors and Multiples

Volume

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  1. 1.            Is there any entry requirement to enrol in MOT?

There is no minimum age requirement. However, students aged 8 years or younger will need to pass a Modular Diagnostic Paper (MDP) to enrol in MOT. This is to ensure that students have the necessary foundation to be able to cope in MOT. The duration of the MDP is 1½ hour, chargeable at $20. New students who are joining MOT1 in Term 3, however, will be exempted from taking the MDP as the MDP topics will be covered in class.

 

  1. 2.            What will be tested in the MDP?

The MDP will test topics related to the four operations (+, –, ×, ÷) and simple fractions (equivalent fractions, addition and subtraction of fractions).

 

  1. 3.            What happens if my child is not able to pass the MDP?

You can either choose to enrol your child in IQ classes (offered at selected centres), or to attend individual / group coaching sessions and sit for a retest (individual / group coaching rates apply).

  1. 4.            My child is 7 years’ old / below 7 years’ old. Which course should I register?

If the student is 7 years’ old or younger, he needs to pass the MDP and enrol in MOT1, or join MOT1 in Term 3.

  1. 5.            My child is 8 years’ old. Which Level should I register?

If the student is 8 years’ old, he needs to pass the MDP before he can enter MOT. If he joins before Term 3, he should enrol in MOT1. If he joins in Term 3 or after, he should enrol in MOT2.

  1. 6.            My child is 9 years’ old. Does he need to sit for the MDP?

Students aged 9 years’ old do not need to sit for the MDP. If the student joins before Term 3, he will join MOT2. From Term 3 onwards, 9 years’ old students should progress to NMOS 1.

  1. 7.            Can I enrol my child for a trial lesson?

Yes, please call us to arrange.

  1. 8.            What if my child misses a lesson?

There will not be any make-up/replacement class, but your child can come for a Math coaching session to do the worksheets that he missed (coaching session will not be IT interactive).

  1. 9.            What is the difference between MOT1/MOT2 course conducted at your centre and the MOT course conducted at Maths Hub (Bukit Batok)?

The same MOT topics are covered across all centres. The main difference is the structure of the lessons. While our centre adopts a fixed lesson plan, Maths Hub (Bukit Batok) adopts a module-based structure.

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