Excellence in Mathematics Teaching Award

The Excellence in Mathematics Teaching Award (EMTA) recognizes Singapore mathematics teachers who are passionate in mathematics teaching, have displayed exemplary efforts in the teaching of mathematics, and are role models to their colleagues and the mathematics teaching fraternity in Singapore. This award is given by The Association of Mathematics Educators (AME) since 2017.
Click here to download the EMTA Poster

About the Award

Each year, the Association of Mathematics Educators (AME) recognizes outstanding individuals who teach mathematics at primary and secondary schools, junior colleges or centralised institutes, and bestows upon them the Excellence in Mathematics Teaching Award (EMTA). The objectives of the EMTA are to:

  • encourage mathematics teachers to pursue excellence in their teaching practice;
  • recognise the excellent work of mathematics teachers in inspiring and empowering their students to learn mathematics; and
  • motivate teachers to learn and share with one another in their professional work.

These outstanding mathematics teachers:

  • have a strong passion for the teaching of mathematics;
  • inspire and empower their students to develop confidence, interest and deep understanding in the learning of mathematics;
  • demonstrate positive impact on student learning in mathematics;
  • believe in and contribute to the professional development of fellow teachers and sharing of instructional resources; and
  • are role models to their colleagues and the mathematics teaching fraternity.

There are two categories of awards each year:
  • Primary mathematics teachers
  • Secondary/Junior College/Centralised Institute mathematics teachers
Each award recipient will receive the following from AME:
  • $500 worth of professional development,
  • a trophy,
  • a certificate,
  • AME life membership, and
  • a free participation at AME’s annual Mathematics Teachers Conference.

The award recipient will also be required to present their practices at platforms (at least two) in the following year decided by AME.

Eligibility Criteria

The nominee must:

  • be a full-time teacher;
  • be Singapore citizen or permanent resident; and
  • have more than 3 years of mathematics teaching experience.

The Award Process


All nomination must be made through the school principal.

Nomination forms (both softcopy and hardcopy) must be completed and submitted to AME at the following addresses by 22 March 2019:

  • Softcopy (in one zipped file, size not more then 60mb):
    EMTA Online Portal
    URL: http://math.nie.edu.sg/ame/emta2019
  • Hardcopy :
    The Secretariat for the Excellence in Mathematics Teaching Award
    Mdm Rodziah Abdul Rahman
    Association of Mathematics Educators
    c/o Mathematics & Mathematics Education Academic Group
    National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University
    1 Nanyang Walk Singapore 637616
Click here to download the EMTA nomination form.
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Selection and Evaluation

  • Eligible nominees will be invited for an interview.
  • Lesson observation will be arranged for shortlisted nominees.
  • The selection committee comprises mathematicians, mathematics educators, AME EXCO, and MOE officers.

Award recipients will be notified in May and the award will be presented at Mathematics Teachers Conference 2019.


For enquiries, please email the Secretariat at ame.secretariat@gmail.com.