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International Mathematics Olymapid for class 7 students

By- Monika Rao

To prepare a grade 7 student for the International Mathematics Olympiad organized by the Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF) every year, some important pointers should be kept in mind to help the student effectively study and ace the olympiad.


  1. Get to know the level

The first step to begin the preparation for the International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO) or any other competitive exam is to understand that this is not going to be as easy as the annual school exams. Friendly yet competitive, olympiads even though they follow the usual school curriculum can be of a higher difficulty level and may require a deeper understanding of the topic than what is given in the school textbooks. In such a case, there is no need to panic, as once the concepts become clear, the numericals to such higher-order thinking skills questions can easily be worked out.

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The internet has a lot of misleading information, so to ensure that you always get the right information, trust the official websites and nothing more. The examination date, timings, and the syllabus are some of the most important things to scourge from the internet and it is important to get these details right.

  1. Familiarize the syllabus

Knowing exactly what and how much you have to study can help you keep track of the syllabus as you go along and manage your time efficiently between different topics as well as other academic subjects. The class 10 syllabus for class is extensive but can be managed if it's analyzed well to know the student's strong points and work on them more than the others.

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  1. Befriend the internet

As mentioned earlier, the internet could be a friend or foe during your preparation for the International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO). If used correctly, the internet could provide the opportunity to find impeccable resources like question papers and workbooks to help ace the olympiad. So while surfing the internet to look for reference books or past questions, use trustworthy websites only.

  1. Time is the greatest weapon

What a lot of students lack as the exam draws near is time. When students start their preparation late, they end up with little or no time to finish the syllabus and revise all that they have studied. Time management is very important for students if they wish to prepare for the International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO) and also do well in their annual school exams in all subjects.

  1. Make a routine and stick to it

It is important to make a schedule and follow it to the end to ensure that you get maximum success out of the timetable. A properly planned schedule allows you time to take a rest, practice, and learn new topics. This way the preparation is well rounded and the students can cover the entire syllabus along the way without feeling burdened by doing it in the end.

  1. Finding a teacher

If you have a great teacher who can solve your doubts as and when you get them, then your studying will already be easier. But if you don't, then it is essential to find a good mentor who can explain difficult topics and also make the teaching fun.

  1. Participate in smart practising

While studying for a competitive exam like the International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO), students must learn to do smart work instead of hard work. If the students are aware of their own strong and weak pursuits, then they should spend more time on it rather than spending equal time for all chapters, some of which might be very easy.

  1. Mock tests for the win

Practising as much as you and as many mock tests that you can take is going to help students the most in an exam. They not only create an exam hall pressurized atmosphere but also teach the students to gear up the speed and learn to manage their time to stay within the given duration. Students can refer to the IMO Class 7 Previous Year Paper 2015 for practice.

  1. Tracking progress

Every now and then students must stop to revise the progress that they made in terms of their revision and the amount of coursework. These self-evaluations that can take place after mock test results are a great way of discovering what the candidates' strengths and weaknesses are as it will help them solve the exam.

  1. Brush the doubts away

As soon as they arrive, get rid of them with the help of an experienced teacher. This will avoid any conflicts in later concepts and topics and also makes you give up motivation easily if you get stuck on one particular sum. Solving doubts can also increase the knowledge the student has on the topic.

Also read: class 10 maths olympiad

  1. Believing in you

While attempting the International Mathematics Olympiad (IM preparation comes later, but what comes first while choosing to prepare is staying positive and having a great deal of faith in yourself and your efforts. If you feel you have been doing great then the exam will go according to your satisfaction but constantly doubting yourself could become a risk factor. By competing in these entrance exams in the first place students are preparing themselves for the future.

  1. Stay healthy, study more

Everyone knows the basic principle to a healthy body is through a healthy mind. If you allot more time for personal tasks it can help become more refreshed in between breaks and therefore boost productivity in solving the next question or the section. If the body is well-rested before we go in for a long study schedule or the final exam itself.

  1. Revision is the last building block

A day before the exam, no new topics should be picked instead the old ones should be revised over again and the formulas should be brushed up so as to not forget them at a crucial moment later. Revision helps the most number of students to make it pass the olympiad and achieve their goal.

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