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  Prerequisite  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  Prerequisite  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  Prerequisite  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 2Digit Multiplication 3Digit 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. 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.
 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).
 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).
 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.
 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.
 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.
 7. Can I enrol my child for a trial lesson?
Yes, please call us to arrange.
 8. What if my child misses a lesson?
There will not be any makeup/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).
 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 modulebased structure.
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