South East Asian Mathematics Competition
The South East Asian Mathematics Competition (SEAMC) is a 3-day math competition held in a predesignated location in South East Asia.
It is a qualifying competition by Competition Academy for invitation to the World Mathematics Championships. This competition embodies the spirit of communication, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking (strategy), content knowledge, character, and cultural competence through the diverse range of competitors and schools from various countries.
The location of the SEAMC changes annually. There are now at least two venues used annually.
The Senior Competition is open to all students in Grade 12 (Year 13) or younger during the month of the event.
The Junior Competition is open to all students in Grade 9 (Year 10) or younger during the month of the event.
The Prime Plus Competition is open to all students in Grade 7 (Year 8) or younger during the month of the event.
SEAMC and NEAMC are mathematics collaboration experience for school students located in South or North East Asia to come together for three days.
SEAMC was conceived at the turn of the millennium by Steve Warry, who taught at Alice Smith School, Kuala Lumpur, and believed that mathematics could be a spectator sport. In pursuit of this, he organised the South East Asian Mathematics Competition (SEAMC) for March 2001. He died the week prior to the competition, but the event went ahead. Teams compete for the Warry Cup that is named after Steve.
From 2014, the NEAMC sister event has been organised for students in North East Asia.
All WMC qualifying competitions have:
- 3 days of engagement
- 9 equally weighted rounds
- 6 skills categories for prizes
- The best sum ranking across all 9 rounds win
School teams engage within the Communication skills rounds.
The Collaboration skills rounds (Open, Lightning and Innovation) are in buddy teams of three. The Challenge are skills rounds undertaken as individuals.
Three skills rounds are (subject specific skills and procedures) knowledge based, three are (plan and execute) strategy focused and three depend upon (new and imaginative ideas) creativity.
So each strategy, creative and knowledge skill category is engaged in alone, in school teams and in buddy teams. Past questions can be found around the web.
There are many prizes to be had, with the most important being the intangibles that one gains from such an experience. On top of that:
- All participants receive a transcript of relative attainment in each of the 9 rounds.
- The highest ranked individuals in each category receive medals.
- The highest ranked individuals across all 9 rounds receive medals.
- The best ranked school team across all 9 rounds receive a respectively named Cup (for the SEAMC Junior competition, this is the original Warry Cup).
The better ranked teams across all of the competition venues that year are invited to the ultimate World Mathematics Championships showdown, hosted by Trinity College, University of Melbourne in the following July each year.
Past team winners
- 2020 - UWCSEA East, Singapore
- 2019 - British School Manila, Philippines (Matteo Sy, Ethan Chan, Sandrene Sy, Kimi Gatlabayan)
- 2018 - Saigon South International School, Vietnam
- 2017 - Singapore American School, Singapore
- 2016 - Singapore American School, Singapore
- 2015 - Singapore American School, Singapore
- 2014 - Hong Kong International School, Hong Kong
- 2013 - Chinese International School, Hong Kong
- 2012 - Chinese International School, Hong Kong
- 2011 - West Island School, Hong Kong
- 2010 - British International School, Vietnam (Jaeho Han, Chaewon Oh, Jungmin Kang)
- 2009 - German Swiss International School, Hong Kong
- 2008 - UWCSEA Dover, Singapore
- 2007 - KGV, Hong Kong
- 2006 - KGV, Hong Kong
- 2005 - Island School, Hong Kong
- 2004 - Island School, Hong Kong
- 2003 - Garden IS, Kuala Lumpur
- 2002 - Island School, Hong Kong
- 2001 - South Island School, Hong Kong
World Mathematics Championship 2018 Results
- Winner : Palis Pisuttisarun
- Runner Up : Ho Wang Tang
- Runner Up : Byung Hoo Park
- Runner Up : Rocco Jiang
Past individual winners
- 2019 - Vedanshee Agarwal, Oberoi International School, India
- 2019 - Nikhil Pande, Oberoi International School, India
- 2019 - Juhee (Jessie) Hong, Singapore American School, Singapore
- 2019 -
- 2019 - Otto Winata, Singapore Piaget Academy Medan, Indonesia
- 2019 - Alex Lee, Taipei European School, Taipei
- 2019 - Tie between Kyung Chan Lee, Garden International School, KL, and Michael Wu, Hong Kong International School, Hong Kong
- 2019 - Joanna Cheng, South Island School, Hong Kong
- 2019 - Charles Meng, Chinese International School, Hong Kong
- 2019 - Alexander Cooke, South Island School, Hong Kong
- 2019 - Ki Yun Kim, JIS, Indonesia
- 2019 - Joon Young Lee, ISB, China
- 2019 - Dong Wook Chung, UWCSEA, Singapore
- 2019 - Oliver Huang, KGV, Hong Kong
- 2019 - En Seng Ng, SAS, Singapore
- 2019 - Tiffany Lau, Island School, Hong Kong
- 2019 - Otto Chan, Island School, Hong Kong
- 2019 - Ernest Chia, Garden IS, Kuala Lumpur
- 2019 - Ernest Chia, Garden IS, Kuala Lumpur
- 2019 - John Chan, WIS, Hong Kong