Created in 2006, SASMO is one of the largest math contests in Asia. The SASMO Team with the support of the Advisory Council spends countless hours carefully developing contest papers that will touch on both school and Olympiad maths. This combined effort allow participants to do better compared to pure-Olympiad papers, since they are familiar with some questions and are able to put on their thinking caps for others, bringing out the inner mathematician in them.
With realistic and high standards, SASMO contests aim to stretch the untapped thinking potential of the student population, their participation in SASMO will help them improve in school mathematics as well as higher-order thinking skills (HOTS).
SASMO is a math olympiad contest that stretches not only the brightest students but is aimed at instilling confidence for all students. This is a perfect opportunity for Canadian students to compete with their counterparts.
The contest is designed in a way to make every student love Math again. SASMO contest fits nicely into the school curriculum with a high focus on non-routine problem sums – preparing for the SASMO contest helps students prepare for the higher level exams such as SSAT.
SASMO aims to arouse students’ interest in mathematical problem solving to develop mathematical intuition, reasoning, logic, creativity, and critical thinking.
Perfect Score Award (Full marks) – qualifies as a significant award for IJHS*
Gold Award (Top 8%) – qualifies as a significant award for IJHS*
Silver Award (Next 12%)
Bronze Award (Next 20%)
Honorable Mention Award (Next 10%)
Certificate of Participation (Next 50%)
Perfect scorers will receive a Perfect Score Award and $100 cash each, up to a maximum of $5000 for all the perfect scorers. In the rare event when there are more than 50 perfect scorers, the $5000 will be divided among all the perfect scorers.
* IJHS is International Junior Honors Society
2022 Canadian WINNERS
We had 31 award winners from Canada in 2022.
9 Gold Medals
9 Silver Medals
10 Bronze Medals
3 Honorable Mentions
You can review detailed results here. We encourage you to participate in the 2023 version of this contest.
CKSTEM is motivated to prepare Canadian students so that they can help Canada to become a world leader in science and technology. To achieve this goal we have built a partnership with Singapore International Mastery Challenge Center (SIMCC) in Canada. SIMCC is one of the largest academic contests organizers in Asia to groom and identify talent. We are committed to offering more opportunities for all students to gain international recognition through academic competitions. As a result of this new partnership, we will offer several English, Informatics, Mathematics, and Science contests for grades 2 to 12 students. In the coming months, we will be able to provide exciting opportunities to the kids to not only shine locally but to exhibit talent internationally with scholarships and specialized training in science and math as well.
To continue with this exciting journey, we are offering all our students an opportunity to participate in the SASMO Contest. The top 40% of the participants will receive an award certificate and a medal. All winners are invited to compete at STEAM AHEAD 2022 – Global Finals.
A SPECIAL OFFER
The Competitive Kids STEM (CKSTEM) is joining hands with Singapore's non-profit organization, Scholastic Trust (Singapore) Limited (STS), to provide opportunities to young students in Canada. We are also happy to work with SIMCC, as it donates 20 percent of its annual revenue from academic competitions to STS to support initiatives like this.
We are excited to announce that we offer a package of 4 Global STEM Olympiads for a nonprofit price of just 100 CAD if you enroll by October 15th 2022. The suggested cost of this package is over 160 CAD. We are able to reduce costs for you as we don't make any profit. We only charge for the cost involved in running these contests.
To reduce administrative costs, we only offer these olympiads as a package of 4 contests to the individual participants. We will not offer individual contests directly to the students. If any school is interested in participating, we can help them participate in individual contests if they have more than 25 students.
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Pre-Algebra - Start your algebra journey here with an introduction to variables and equations.
Mathematical Fundamentals - The essential tools for mastering algebra, logic, and number theory!
Contest Math I - Learn the key techniques and train hard for contest math.
Contest Math II - Guided training for mathematical problem solving at the level of the AMC 10 and 12.
Contest Format & Syllabus
Grade 2-4 (Primary 2-4) Syllabus
Grade 5-6 (Primary 5-6) Syllabus
Grade 7 (Secondary 1) Syllabus
Grade 8 (Secondary 2) Syllabus
Grade 9-10 (Secondary 3-4) Syllabus
The contest fees paid by students to Competitive Kids STEM for hosting competitions are non-refundable. To be allowed to host these contests, our organization pays a fee to the various external organizations that own these competitions. It is a significant amount of time and resource investment, not to mention the various charges paid for processing these payments to the external organizations, various third parties and financial institutions.
As a nonprofit organization, CKSTEM operates in a very lean manner and limited resources to keep our operating costs low in order to make our offerings available at a much lower cost to the students. Hence, we will not be able to offer any refund for contest fees to students for withdrawals or cancellations beyond our control.
If any student has been wrongly charged by CKSTEM, or we cancel an event due to reasons under our control and there are refunds provided to us from the external organizations, we will happily refund the fees paid by the students (deducting the processing charges).