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# PREPARATION TIPS FOR CLASS 5 IMO-

The International Maths Olympiad, also known as IMO, is a test that measures a student’s mathematical abilities from grade 1 to grade 12. Olympiads introduce students to exam competition and advanced problem solving, both of which require logical and analytical skills. The Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF) conducts it in two levels. The first level consists of logical and mathematical questions. Only 5% of a school’s students qualify for the second level, which is pure mathematics. The second level is not required for students in classes 1 and 2, and they are ranked based on their first level performance. After completing the first level, students can be evaluated academically at the school, city, state, national, and international levels.

Many students participate in the International Maths Olympiad at a young age in order to develop their minds and put their knowledge to the test. Class 5 is the final year of primary school. Students typically enroll in the class 5 maths Olympiad to put their primary math skills to the test. Many students want to qualify for the second level of the International Mathematical Olympiad, but qualifying for the first level is difficult because many students take the exam, and only 5% qualify for the second level. Students must understand their syllabus in order to pass the first level.

1. Logical Reasoning – logical sequences, ranking test,  geometrical shapes, direction sense, patterns, analogy and classifications, mirror and water images, alphabet test, coding-decoding, puzzle tests, and many more.
2. Mathematical Reasoning- Fractions and decimals, numerals, computation operations, conversions, volume, angles, perimeter and area, symmetry, number sense, measurement of length, weight, capacity, data handling
3. Everyday Mathematics- This section includes regular mathematics that is used in everyday life. The curriculum is based on the mathematical reasoning curriculum.
4. Achievers’ section- This section includes questions based on higher-order thinking skills, with a syllabus based on mathematical reasoning. Students must use a logical and analytical approach in this section.

Some pointers for succeeding in the International Mathematics Olympiad level 1 are provided below. 