About International Math Battle 2019 Hong Kong Station

SENPHA has always devoted every effort in the development of students’ mental health, and has organized various kinds of activities to strengthen students’ mental health awareness and understanding.Therefore, we have partnered with Mentorhood Mathematics, whom we share a common philosophy with, to host the “International Math Battle 2019 Hong Kong Station”, originated from the “International Math Battle” in Canada. We sincerely invite all kindergartens and primary schools to participate in the Battle together. We hope to Encourage students to solve math problems and increase their interest in mathematics by having a “Creative Math Solution Presentation” in our contest

About International Math Battle

The International Math Battle 2018 is thrilled to have the Mayor of Markham, Mr. Frank Scarpitti, to be the Honourable Chair; and Ms Isa Lee, council member of Markham, and Mr Castro Liu, a member of the Richmond City Council as the Chief judges. The International Math Battle’s mission is to inspire students to become innovators; to help them solve problems with creative thinking; to help them pursue their dreams; and to let them seize every learning opportunity. It is a reputable international mathematics event in Canada.

The competition in Hong Kong consists of a Kindergarten Group, a Lower Primary Group and an Upper Primary Group. For each group, there are three rounds of competitions, the First Round, the Semi-finals and the Final:

First Round

  • The First Round will be held at different partner venues on 26th October (Saturday), 27th Octorber (Sunday), 28th October (Monday) and 30th October, 2019 (Wednesday) respectively (please read the Apply section for more details). Preferred time slots and venues can be selected, the details of which will be confirmed via e-mail.
  • On the day of the First Round, participants are required to fill in the designated test papers. In addition to general arithmetic calculations, there are also questions for creative problem-solving. Participants must use creative problem-solving skills to answer these questions.

Semi-Final

  • The list of shortlisted participants will be announced on 4th November, 2019.
  • This Round will not consist of conventional test papers.
  • The semi-finals will be held on 16th November, 2019, at the Community Hall, Sai Ying Pun Community Complex, 2 High Street, Sai Ying Pun. Shortlisted participants are required to arrive at the venue 15 minutes before the registration time. A Certificate of Merit will be awarded to all shortlisted participants at the same day.
  • After the round starts, participants will be given a question, and they must figure out how to solve the questions in a creative and logical way.
  • After 10 minutes, participants will present their solutions for the judges. The judges will then rate their performances based on their Creativity, Logic, Presentation Skills and Problem-solving Skills. The top 8 participants will be selected into the Final.

Final

  • The Final will be held on 4th January, 2020, at the TKO Gate Mall (Main Stage) near Hang Hau MTR Station. Questions will be delivered to participants on the day, and the competition will be carried out in a structure similar to the Semi-finals.
  • On the same day, judges will select the Champion, 1st Runner-up and 2nd Runner-up. A prize-giving ceremony will then be held, and winners are given the chance to represent Hong Kong and participate in the International Math Battle Grand Final in Canada, where they will compete against participants from other countries and further nurture their innovative talents. The champion of each category will also get $2000 sponsorship fee for the air-tickets (receipt required).

Competition Category:

  • Kindergarten (K1-K3) – 30mins for first round
  • Lower Primary (P1-P3) – 60mins for first round
  • Higher Primary (P4-P6) – 60mins for first round

Language:

Chinese Or English 

Application Fee:

HK$200 per one and HKD$150 per one if apply by school (incl. Cert and local mail fee)

Application Period :

Now until 29 October , 2019

Venue of First Round:

  • Little Masterhand (Causeway Bay)
    Room 03, 15/F, One Hysan Avenue, Causeway Bay
  • Little Masterhand (Kornhill)
    Room 1001, 10/F, Kornhill Plaza Office Tower
  • Little Masterhand (Hang Hau)
    Shop G17-18, G/F, La Cite Noble Shopping Arcade,Hang Hau, N.T. (Hang Hau MTR Exit B) 
  • The Practice Room
    Rm 503, 5/F, Prince Commercial Building, 150-152 Prince Edward Road West
  • C.C.C. Heep Woh Primary School
    191B Prince Edward Road, Kowloon
  • SKH Kowloon Bay Kei Lok Primary School
    6 Kai Yan Street, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon
  • Mentorhood Learning Center (South Horizons)
    Shop 209A, West Commercial Centre, Marina Square, Apleichau
  • Mentorhood Learning Center (Shatin)
    Shop 110, Kings Wing Plaza 1, Shek Mun
  • Kids Castle
    Flat 1401, 14/F, Tai Shing Commercial (Yaumatei) Building, No. 498-500 Nathan Road, Yau Ma Tei

Option of First Round

  • OCT 25 2019 (FRI) 10:00-11:00
    Causeway Bay – Little Masterhand (Causeway Bay)
  • OCT 26 2019 (SAT) 09:00-10:00 
    Apleichau – Mentorhood Learning Center (South Horizons)
  • OCT 26 2019 (SAT) 09:00-10:00
    Prince Edward – The Practice Room
  • OCT 26 2019 (SAT) 10:00-11:00
    Prince Edward – The Practice Room
  • OCT 26 2019 (SAT) 11:00-12:00
    Prince Edward – The Practice Room
  • OCT 26 2019 (SAT) 11:30-12:30
    Mong Kok – C.C.C. Heep Woh Primary School
  • OCT 26 2019 (SAT) 12:00-13:00
    Prince Edward – The Practice Room
  • OCT 26 2019 (SAT) 13:00-14:00
    Prince Edward – The Practice Room
  • OCT 26 2019 (SAT) 14:00-15:00
    Prince Edward – The Practice Room
  • OCT 26 2019 (SAT) 15:00-16:00
    Hang Hau – Little Masterhand (Hang Hau)
  • OCT 27 2019 (SUN) 09:30-10:30
    Apleichau- Mentorhood Learning Center (South Horizons)
    Shatin – Mentorhood Learning Center (Shatin)
  • OCT 27 2019 (SUN) 10:30-11:30
    Apleichau- Mentorhood Learning Center(South Horizons)
    Shatin – Mentorhood Learning Center (Shatin)
  • OCT 27 2019 (SUN) 11:30-12:30
    Apleichau- Mentorhood Learning Center(South Horizons)
    Shatin – Mentorhood Learning Center (Shatin)
  • OCT 27 2019 (SUN) 12:30-13:30
    Apleichau- Mentorhood Learning Center(South Horizons)
    Shatin – Mentorhood Learning Center (Shatin)
  • OCT 27 2019 (SUN) 13:30-14:30
    Apleichau- Mentorhood Learning Center(South Horizons)
    Shatin – Mentorhood Learning Center (Shatin)
  • OCT 28 2019 (MON) 16:30-17:30
    Mong Kok – C.C.C. Heep Woh Primary School
    Kowloon Bay – SKH Kowloon Bay Kei Lok Primary School
  • OCT 29 2019 (TUE) 15:30-16:30
    Causeway Bay – Little Masterhand (Causeway Bay)
  • OCT 29 2019 (TUE) 17:00-18:00
    Yau Ma Tei – Kids Castle
  • OCT 29 2019 (TUE) 17:30-18:30
    Kornhill – Little Masterhand (Kornhill)
  • OCT 30 2019 (WED) 14:00-15:00
    Hang Hau – Little Masterhand (Hang Hau)
  • OCT 30 2019 (WED) 16:30-17:30
    Mong Kok – C.C.C. Heep Woh Primary School
    Kowloon Bay – SKH Kowloon Bay Kei Lok Primary School
  • OCT 30 2019 (WED) 17:30-18:30
    Causeway Bay – Little Masterhand (Causeway Bay)
    Kornhill – Little Masterhand (Kornhill)
  • OCT 31 2019 (THUR) 10:00-11:00
    Hang Hau – Little Masterhand (Hang Hau)
  • OCT 31 2019 (THUR) 18:00-19:00
    Kornhill – Little Masterhand (Kornhill)
Apply now

Please click it to download the school application form if you would like to apply by school.