2,725,288 Total Correct Answers on Smartest Singapore Preliminary Round

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Today, children from 118 primary schools in Singapore finished the Smartest Singapore Preliminary Round with a new record of 2,725,288 total correct answers. Smartest Singapore is organised by Skoolbo and supported by Samsung, Microsoft, Collins, F&N Magnolia, Swensen’s, Bioglan, ArtScience Museum, the Star Vista and the Media Development Authority of Singapore.

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"I enjoy playing Smartest Singapore daily and it is very useful in increasing the knowledge on maths, science, general knowledge and mother tongue. Initially I got more incorrect answers and I corrected myself by reviewing my answers.

29 November, 2012 – Today children from 118 primary schools in Singapore finished the Smartest Singapore Preliminary Round with a new record of 2,725,288 total correct answers. The top 100 pupils from each category will take part in the Semi-Final on 1 December. There is an average improvement of 42.6% among children who have played more than 100 games on Smartest Singapore.

Mithalina Mohammad Taib, a P4 pupil at Raffles Girls’ Primary School, said: “Smartest Singapore has helped me improve most of my subjects. Now, I am encouraged to find out more about geography. Smartest Singapore is a game which everyone in primary school should participate in as it is fun and very exciting.”

Sanjay Adhith, a P2 pupil at Edgefield Primary School, said: "I enjoy playing Smartest Singapore daily and it is very useful in increasing the knowledge on maths, science, general knowledge and mother tongue. Initially I got more incorrect answers and I corrected myself by reviewing my answers. Now both my accuracy and speed have been improved!"

The improvement rates of children on Smartest Singapore have shown significant figures. For children who have played more than 100 games, the average improvement is 42.6%. Among the ten children who have played the most, the average improvement rate is 89.3%

Mikael Mohammad Taib, a P1 pupil at New Town Primary School, said: “Smartest Singapore helps me to improve Chinese language and my general knowledge. I like Smartest Singapore because it is very fun and I want to play Smartest Singapore again next year.”

Smartest Singapore is an online educational event for all Singapore primary school children. Pupils compete in 100 second speed challenges in languages (English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil), mathematics and general knowledge. The event is organised by Skoolbo and supported by Samsung, Microsoft, Collins, F&N Magnolia, Swensen’s, Bioglan, ArtScience Museum, the Star Vista and the Media Development Authority of Singapore.

Smartest Singapore commenced with a preliminary online competition from 4 to 28 November. The top 100 participants from each age group will take part in the Semi-Final at Marina Barrage on 1 December. Subsequently, the top two participants from each age group will join the Grand Final at NTUC Auditorium on 3 December.

The top three placeholders after the Preliminary Round

Primary 1

  •     Mikael Mohammad Taib, New Town Primary School
  •     Xavier Neo, Pei Tong Primary School
  •     Tong Sheng Wu, Pei Tong Primary School

Primary 2

  •     Kang Rikyu Wei Jie, Elias Park Primary School
  •     Aden Ong, Horizon Primary School
  •     Nicholas Na, Pei Tong Primary School

Primary 3

  •     Dylan Ng, Montfort Junior School
  •     Shannyn Chan, Raffles Girls' Primary School
  •     Kay Hng Quek, Pei Chun Public School

Primary 4

  •     Mithalina Mohammad Taib, Raffles Girls' Primary School
  •     Fathima Zakiyya, Greenwood Primary School
  •     Ashley Shi Hui Lee, Raffles Girls' Primary School

Primary 5

  •     Yanning Cui, Shuqun Primary School
  •     Jia Cong Samuel Chua, Rivervale Primary School
  •     Jia Jun Oh, Woodlands Ring Primary School

Primary 6

  •     Maheshwaran Windersalam Shanmugasundar, St. Andrew's Junior School
  •     Pavanraj Selvaruju, Greenridge Primary School
  •     Kai Le Heng, Fairfield Methodist School

More information on Smartest Singapore 2012 can be found at http://www.smartestsingapore.com

About Skoolbo:

Skoolbo is a team of educators and developers spanning the globe that commit to creating innovative and free educational game for children. The company believes that technology can drastically improve learning outcomes for children by recognising and harnessing the way children learn.

Skoolbo’s e-learning programmes focus on improving foundation literacy and numeracy skills. Skoolbo Core Skills is the world’s largest educational game to help children master essential reading and mathematics skills and best of all, it is FREE.

Skoolbo’s headquarters are in Singapore.

For more information, please visit http://www.skoolbo.com.

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