IMSO Details


IMSO 2019 aims to provide opportunities to:

  • To allow primary school students from various countries developed the ability in mathematics and science at full potential.
  • To create an academic atmosphere, encourages innovation, research development and academic progress.
  • To create a network of cooperation in the development of teaching and learning of mathematics and science with international educational organizations.
  • To disseminate international cultural exchanges and strengthen the relationship between teachers and students.



Contestants, Officials and Accompanying adults


a. Contestants

  • The participants of the Olympiad are grade V, VI, VII and not older than 13 years of age before 26 November 2019. Participants should be chosen through a selection process.
  • Each country is entitled to send 6 students per subject.

b. Officials

  • Each country is entitled to send 3 officials consists of 1 team leader and 2 tutors/ trainers.
  • Team leader should have the ability to communicate in English.
  • Tutors / Trainers should be master in the substance of primary school Mathematics and Science and have the ability to communicate in English.

c. Accompanying Adults

All accompanying adults must be officially registered with local committee.


  • IMSO 2019 is an individual competition. The questions consist of 2 parts: theoretical and exploration questions.
  • The questions are constructed based on Mathematics and Science elementary school curricula, reference books, and other relevant sources, which cover intellectual reasoning and creativity.
  • Instructions and questions will be in English. All answers must be in English. All other languages will not be considered for marking.
  • Participants are not allowed to bring any English dictionaries, books, scientific dictionaries, calculators, and other electronic devices.

Please refer to Annex A for the syllabus.

Important Timelines

  1. Submission of participation details: No later than 20th September 2019.
  2. Submission of flight details: No later than 20th October 2019.
  3. Payment of additional participants: No later than 30th October 2019.

Juries Board

  • The juries are appointed by organizing committee:
  • The central committee of international experts.
  • Math experts and professionals appointed by local organizing committee.


  • Participants should answer all the questions in English.
  • Juries scores, the answers and the results are turn over to the tutors/trainers of each team for review.
  • Tutors/trainers are allowed to respond to the juries’ scoring results through moderation.

Medals and Trophies

  1. Approximately two - thirds of contestants will be awarded gold, silver and bronze medals in the ratio of 1 : 2 : 3. Other contestants will receive a certificate of participation.
  2. Trophies will be awarded to contestants with the highest score in Theoretical and Exploration or Experiment, as well as for the highest overall score in each subject.
  3. Appreciation Certificates will be presented to all members of: IMSO Executive Council, Juries, Teachers/Tutors, Officials that participated in IMSO 2019.

Cultural Exchange

  1. The Cultural Night is the highlighted of the IMSO. It is in this occasion where every participating country is requested to perform on stage a five-minute cultural presentation - a showcase of its rich cultural heritage.
  2. The performances vary from instrumental and choral music to power-point presentations of scenery. Through this activity, international friendship, mutual understanding and respect for cultural diversities are advocated.
  3. The following awards will also be presented:
  • Best Performance
  • Best Innovative Performance
  • Best Traditional Costume

Logistics and Expenses

  • The organizer of IMSO 2019 will sponsor accommodation, meals and local transportation for one (1) team leader, two (2) tutors/trainers and a maximum of six student participants during the official period of IMSO 2019 (from 26th of November 2019 to 1st of December 2019)
  • Each additional accompanying person will be charged at US$650.00
  • Accommodation will only be provided from 1400 hours, 26th of November 2019 to 1200 hours, 1st of December 2019 on sharing room basic. A single private room can be provided if available with an additional charge of US$175.00 per person.
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided everyday starting from the lunch of the 26th of November, 2019 and ending by the lunch of the 1st of December, 2019.
  • Participating teams will be responsible for organizing and financing their own flights to and from Hanoi - Vietnam, visa, travel insurance and any other possible expenses for entry into Hanoi - Vietnam.
  • Entry Visa into Vietnam: IMSO 2019 participants must have a roundtrip airline ticket. The team leader of each participating team must ensure that their delegation has fulfilled Vietnam’s visa requirements before entering and leaving Vietnam. For detailed and updated information, please contact your local Embassy of Vietnam.

Health care

  • Participants should bring their own medications if necessary.
  • Participants who are unwell will be directed to the nearest available medical clinic or facilities for medical consultation and attention, at the participating teams’ own expense.
  • Participating teams should ensure that all members of their delegation are fully insured before coming to Vietnam.

Additional Information

  • If participating teams are to prepare a performance with audio or video elements, please include them in a CD/DVD/USB and pass it to the organizing committee upon your arrival in Vietnam.
  • There will be some time set aside for participants to interact with each other and to exchange gifts before the start of the cultural night.
  • Teams can bring along their country flag (size guide: 1m x 1.5m) for the cultural performance.




  1. Whole numbers,
  2. Rational numbers and their representations (fraction, decimals and percentages),
  3. pattern recognition,
  4. Factors and Multiples,
  5. Greatest Common Divisor,
  6. Least Common Multiples,
  7. Ordering of numbers, and
  8. Ratio and Proportion


  1. Properties of polygons (Triangle, quadrilateral, parallelogram, trapezium) and circles
  2. Angle and its measure
  3. Area and Perimeter of different polygons
  4. Symmetry, reflection and rotation, similarity and proportion
  5. Nets of cube and parallelepiped
  6. Symmetry, reflection and rotation, similarity and proportion

Data and Measurement

  1. Data representation and interpretation
  2. Mean, median and mode of a set of data