KIMC 2014

2014 Korea International Mathematics Competition (KIMC 2014)

21-26 July 2014, Daejeon, Korea

IMC 2014 Objectives

  1. To organize an international mathematics competition for key stage II (upper primary education) and key stage III (lower secondary education) students;
  2. To motivate teachers and students to improve the teaching and learning of mathematics with emphasis on developing the high-order thinking skills;
  3. To establish cooperation with networks for the improvement of mathematics at the international level;
  4. To provide students from participating countries with opportunities to exchange mathematics knowledge and practice and cultural experiences;
  5. To upgrade mathematics curriculum in school to be at par with the international standards.

Divisions of Competition

  1. Key Stage II Division (Upper Primary Education)
  2. Key Stage III Division (Lower Secondary Education)

Qualifications of Participants

Participants of each division must meet the following conditions:

  1. Key Stage II:
    1. Students must not be enrolled in secondary schools or in any equivalent institutions; and
    2. Students must have been born on or after 1 August 2000.
  2. Key Stage III: 
    1. Students must have not been enrolled in upper secondary education or in any of equivalent institutions; and
    2. Students must have been born on or after 1 August 1997.

Participation and Application

Participation in the competition is by invitation. Any invited city or country is entitled to send up to 2 teams to participate in each division. Each team may comprise a maximum of 6 members: a team leader, a deputy leader, and 4 students, except for countries: Bulgaria, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Macau, Nepal, Philippines, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand, whose status as former hosts of any activities under the supervision of IMC Executive Board allowing them to send four teams to participate in each division.

Types of Contest

There will be two kinds of contests in each division namely, individual and team contests. All participants must participate in both kinds of contests and other related activities, as scheduled.

Key Stage II Individual TEAM
Question: 15 Question: 15
Time: 90 minutes Time: 60 minutes
Total Marks: 150 Total Marks: 400
Key Stage III Individual TEAM
Part One:
12 Questions-short answer(5 points each)

Part Two:
3 Questions-complete solution is needed(20 points each)
Question: 10
Time: 120 minutes Time: 60 minutes
Total Marks: 120 Total Marks: 400

More Information about TEAM CONTEST

The four-team members are given 10 minutes to discuss and distribute among themselves the first 8 questions. Each student must attempt to solve at least one problem. Each member has 35 minutes to write independently the solutions of his/her allotted problem with no further discussion or exchange of problems. The four-team members are allowed to solve together for 15 minutes the last 2 problems.

Competition papers

The participating country must send ten proposed problems, using Word files written in English, for the Key Stage II contest and the Key Stage III contest; that is, five for the individual contest and another five for the team contest on or before 15 June 2014 to allow the KIMC Academic Committee to do the consideration and preparation of competition papers. The team leaders must avoid using the exact proposed problems they submit to the organizers for training their contestants. The contest papers may be translated into one’s native language on 22 July 2014, after the opening ceremony.