IM²C (Singapore)

IM²C (Singapore) is for Singapore Secondary and JC students. IM²C (Singapore), which takes a similar form and structure as the international edition of IM²C, is jointly organised by the Academy of Singapore Teachers, National Junior College and Raffles Girls School. 

In their teams, participants must work collaboratively over a period of five days to solve a problem (set by the IM²C) by developing and applying an original mathematical model. Each team consists of four students from the same school.

During the five consecutive days, teams will need to understand and analyse the given problem, hypothesize, test, and develop a working solution, before preparing and submitting a report on their solution to the Singapore judging panel. The best two solutions then progress to compete against the other participating countries at the IM²C on an international level.

Participation is free (that is, there is no fee), but teams must first register through their school's team advisor. Participants of the IM²C (Singapore) will receive certificates in one of the following categories.

  • High Distinction

  • Distinction

  • Merit

  • Commendation

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IM²C (Singapore) 2021 Results

IM²C (Singapore) 2021 attracted 49 teams.

Hwa Chong Institution and Victoria School were awarded the High Distinction. The team reports for these two schools were submitted to represent Singapore at the international round of IM²C 2021.

Hwa Chong Institution has emerged as one of two top teams, out of 51 teams from 27 countries/regions, to be accorded the Outstanding Award in the international round of IM²C.

Victoria School was accorded the Honorable Mention award.

Congratulations to Hwa Chong Institution and Victoria School for doing Singapore proud!

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Results for IM²C 2021 international round can be found here:

https://immchallenge.org/Contests/2021/Solutions.html

This year’s IMMC problem involves a deterministic model.  The general idea is to develop a model from which one could then determine the greatest athlete in an individual sport. This problem is quite open and the problem statement contains quite a lot of details, including a set of data on the 2018 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Singles, and some very specific requirements for teams to work on.

Because there are many possibilities, it is important for teams to state reasonable assumptions, and justify them very clearly at the outset.  Factors contributing to the decision must also be identified, and then quantified into variables that can be built into the model.  These are then pieced together to relate to some quantifiable dependent variable(s), which one could then use a suitable method to calculate or solve or estimate or approximate.

In this respect, a good report would therefore be one that not only clearly defines the variables based on well justified assumptions, but also one that systematically lays out the modelling process and explains chosen method of solution clearly. The two reports picked by the final round judges were selected to be the two best among the reports because they did just that; the reports were clear in explanation, clean in presentation, comprehensive in describing the team’s modelling process and concise in analysing the outcomes. The mathematical modelling approach employed was also creative and ingenious.

That said, all the teams must be congratulated for constructing a mathematical model to quantify and compare the performance of athletes in an individual sport and adapt it to a team sport.  Also, team advisors had provided invaluable support to IM²C (Singapore) with an enriching experience in doing the preliminary judging.

So, to all teams and their team advisors, well done, and congratulations!

IM²C (Singapore) by teachers for teachers

Here are the results of IM²C (Singapore) 2021.

Click here to download the 2021 Problem Statement

Click here to download the Solution submitted by Hwa Chong Institution

Click here to download the Solution submitted by Victoria School

 

Below are the results of the national challenges over the past years.

IM²C (Singapore) 2020 Results

IM²C (Singapore) 2020 attracted 34 teams.

Anglo Chinese School (Independent) and Hwa Chong Institution were awarded the High Distinction. The team reports for these two schools were submitted to represent Singapore at the international round of IM²C 2020.

Anglo Chinese School (Independent) has emerged as one of two top teams, out of 54 teams from 30 countries/regions, to be accorded the Outstanding Award in the international round of IM²C.

Hwa Chong Institution was accorded the Honorable Mention award.

Congratulations to Anglo Chinese School (Independent) and Hwa Chong Institution for doing Singapore proud!

You can view the video of the virtual award ceremony here.

Here are the results of IM²C (Singapore) 2020.

to download the IM²C 2020 Problem Statement
to download the Solution submitted by Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
to download the Solution submitted by Hwa Chong Institution 

Below are the results of the national challenges over the past years.

IM²C (Singapore) 2019 Results

 

The IM²C (Singapore) 2019 Challenge attracted 27 teams. Overall, there were a few excellent reports and a fair number of very good attempts at solving the problem. This year, the problem is a very open and general modelling task and a number of different approaches were adopted by the various teams.

All teams must be congratulated for the fine effort and achievement in completing the task.

Ultimately, two teams have emerged as the judges' pick for the international round.

Well done, everyone! Here are the results ...

to download the IM²C 2019 Problem Statement
to download the Solution submitted by Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
to download the Solution submitted by Hwa Chong Institution 

IM²C (Singapore) 2018 Results

 

The IM²C (Singapore) 2018 Challenge attracted teams from 15 schools. The final judging panel was impressed by the overall standard of the reports. It was a very difficult task to pick the top two teams for the international round, and each of the 15 teams must be congratulated and commended for their achievement and accomplishment.

Well done! Here are the results ...

to download the IM²C 2018 Problem Statement
to download the Solution submitted by Hwa Chong Institution
to download the Solution submitted by River Valley High School