What is the Syllabus of Maths Olympiad? All about Math Olympiad Syllabus

By Tushar On July 25, 2020In Exam, International Maths Olympiad, Maths Olympiad, olympiad exams

Indian Talent Olympiad offers International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO) for students of class 1 to 10. There are several benefits associated with this exam. Regular practice of mathematics develops instant love for the subject, improves accuracy and makes students confident. Olympiad exams focus on making mathematical concepts clear. This enables students to answer tricky questions easily. Students can participate through their respective schools or even on an individual basis. Indian Talent Olympiad is probably the first Olympiad organization that has initiated online Olympiad exams in six subjects.

The Covid 19 pandemic has put a pause on the entire world. With working from home becoming the new normal, education system has seen a 360-degree change. Students remain the most affected in this pandemic. With schools being shut for months together, the teaching system had to look for new initiatives. Indian Talent Olympiad’s online Maths Olympiad, not only keeps students occupied, but gives them a chance to explore questions. It encourages analytical thinking in all participants. The syllabus for this exam is as per school guidelines. Olympiads leverage student potential, by allowing them to focus on variety of questions. The content and curriculum ensures enough practice of all topics in the book.

Maths Olympiad Syllabus for class 1 to 10

The syllabus is divided into three segments namely – Subjective, Higher Order Thinking (HOT) section and logical reasoning respectively. This remains the same for all classes.

Let us look at the syllabus of International Maths Olympiad (IMO) from class 1 to class 10

Class 1 – Students of class 1 are introduced to topics such as shapes and space, number system, addition, subtraction, money, time, measurement, logical reasoning, patters, grouping of figures, ranking test, measuring units, geometric shapes, odd one out, analogy, spatial understanding, and symmetry. They are taught to solve word problems in a very interesting manner.

Class 2 – Students of class 2 are familiarized with next level questions of the same topics taught in class 1. However, the type of questions become a little intense as per their understanding and age. The new topics introduced in this class are coding, decoding and solving embedded figures.

Class 3 – As students move to class 3, they are expected to be thorough in previous topics. This is possible only through rigorous practice. Here, students are introduced to multiplication, division, money, measurement, time, calendar, fraction, alphabet test, number series, analogy and classification, ranking test, logical sequence of words and letters, coding decoding, blood relations, direction sense test, mirror image, geometrical shapes, grouping, embedded figures, dates and days.

Class 4 – The Maths Olympiad syllabus for class 4 is almost the same as that of class 3. The new topics introduced here are paper folding and cutting. Having said so, although the topics are the same, the questions are of a higher level. Word problems are a bit trickier. With regular practice, students are able to solve all questions easily. Complexity of questions increases with every class.

Class 5 – The concept of geometry is introduced in class 5. Students are also taught number system, factors & multiples, data handing, mirror and water images, analogy, direction sense, ranking, puzzle, Venn Diagram, series, figure matrix, mathematical operations, alphabet test, cubes and dice. All questions are explained in detail in Olympiad workbooks by Indian Talent Olympiad.

Class 6 – Students of class 6 are familiarized with topics such as integers, decimal fractions, ratio & proportion, arithmetic, basic algebra, data handling, mensuration, symmetry, series completion, alphabet number, logical Venn Diagrams, analytical reasoning, figure matrix, ranking, cubes and dice. They are expected to have thorough understanding of topics taught in class 5.

Class 7 – As students enter class 7, new topics introduced to them are linear equation in one variable, algebraic expression, comparing quantities, exponents & power, ratio & proportion, practical geometry, lines & angles, triangle & its properties, and figure formation. These concepts form the base for the upcoming classes.

Class 8 – Students of class 8 are acquainted with topics such as rational number, exponents & powers, square & square roots, cube & cube roots, math magic, factorization, comparing quantities, direct & indirect proportion, operation on algebraic expression, understating quadrilateral & practical geometry, and ranking.

Class 9 – Topics taught in class 9 form the base for class 10. It is believed that if students have complete clarity on concepts taught in the 9th grade, it becomes easy for them to solve questions in class 10. Mathematical areas introduced in this class include linear equation in two variables, number system, algebraic expressions, probability & permutation, combination, lines & angles, triangles, circle, quadrilateral, area, trigonometry, and puzzle test.

Class 10 – This is considered to be the turning point in the life of all students. Therefore, one must be through in topics taught in class 9. The syllabus for class 10 is similar to that of class 9, the only difference is the type of questions asked. The level of difficulty is slightly more as compared to the previous standard. Students are advised to practice maximum questions to score well in board exams as well as Maths Olympiad exam.

This gives them a brief about International Maths Olympiad (IMO) syllabus, paper pattern, type of questions asked, workbooks, and a lot more. The total time of the exam is 65 minutes for all classes. Number of questions differ from one standard to the other. For example, class 1 to class 4 have 35 questions to answer. Whereas, Class 6 to class 10 are asked 50 questions within the same time limit.

Competitive exams enhance learning. It is one of the best ways to instill study habits in young minds. These exams help students to focus on topics that may not be well acquainted with. It surely ensures additional practice, apart from making basic concepts clear. Students start believing in themselves that helps them to boost confidence. Olympiad exams improve academic performance that is clearly visible in their school results. It teaches them life skills such as time management, which is one of the most important talents in today’s world. Maths Olympiad exam is one of the best ways to test students’ strengths and weaknesses in the subject. It allows scope for improvement that leads to regular practice. Mathematics is probably one such subject that requires exhaustive knowledge, clarity on concepts and meticulous understanding of the question. This is gained only through diligence and hard work. It is one of the scoring subjects that ensures a cent percent result. At Indian Talent Olympiad, we encourage all Maths enthusiasts to challenge themselves for Maths Olympiad. Let us create young Math geniuses today.