# List of mathematics competitions

## List of mathematics competitions

**Mathematics competitions** or **mathematical olympiads** are competitive events where participants sit a mathematics test. These tests may require multiple choice or numeric answers, or a detailed written solution or proof.

### International mathematics competitions

Championnat International de Jeux Mathématiques et Logiques — for all ages, mainly for French-speaking countries, but participation is not limited by language.

China Girls Mathematical Olympiad (CGMO) — olympiad held annually in different cities in China for teams of girls representing regions within China and a number of other countries as well.

Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling (ICM) — team contest for undergraduates

International Mathematical Modeling Challenge

International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) — the oldest international Olympiad, occurring annually since 1959.

International Mathematics Competition for University Students (IMC) — international competition for undergraduate students.

Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM) — team contest for undergraduates

Mathematical Kangaroo — worldwide competition.

Mental Calculation World Cup — contest for the best mental calculators

Primary Mathematics World Contest (PMWC) — worldwide competition

Rocket City Math League (RCML) — Competition run by students at Virgil I. Grissom High School with levels ranging from Explorer (Pre-Algebra) to Discovery (Comprehensive)

Romanian Master of Mathematics and Sciences — Olympiad for the selection of the top 20 countries in the last IMO.

Tournament of the Towns — worldwide competition.

### Regional mathematics competitions

Asian Pacific Mathematics Olympiad (APMO) — Pacific rim

Balkan Mathematical Olympiad — for students from 15.5 years old from Balkan area

Junior Balkan Mathematical Olympiad — for students under 15.5 years old from Balkan area

Baltic Way — Baltic area

European Girls' Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO) — since April 2012

ICAS-Mathematics (formerly Australasian Schools Mathematics Assessment)

Merranean Mathematics Competition. Olympiad for countries in the Merranean zone.

North East Asian Mathematics Competition (NEAMC) — North-East Asia

Nordic Mathematical Contest (NMC) — the five Nordic countries

SEAMEO Mathematics Olympiad (SEAMEO) — South-East Asia

South East Asian Mathematics Competition (SEAMC) — South-East Asia

William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition — United States and Canada

### National mathematics olympiads

#### Australia

Australian Mathematics Competition

#### Bangladesh

Bangladesh Mathematical Olympiad (Jatio Gonit Utshob)

#### Belgium

Olympiade Mathématique Belge — competition for French-speaking students

Vlaamse Wiskunde Olympiade) — competition for Dutch-speaking students

#### Brazil

Olimpíada Brasileira de Matemática (OBM) — national competition open to all students from fifth grade to university

Olimpíada Brasileira de Matemática das Escolas Públicas (OBMEP) — national competition open to public-school students from fifth grade to high school

Olimpíada de Matemática do Grande ABC (OMABC) — competition for the Grande ABC region

#### Canada

Canadian Mathematical Olympiad — competition whose top performers represent Canada at the International Mathematical Olympiad

The Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing (CEMC) based out of the University of Waterloo hosts long-standing national competitions for grade levels 7–12[1][2]

MathChallengers (formerly MathCounts BC) — for eighth and ninth grade students

#### France

Concours général — competition whose mathematics portion is open to twelfth grade students

#### Hong Kong

Hong Kong Mathematics Olympiad

Hong Kong Mathematical High Achievers Selection Contest — for students from Form 1 to Form 3

Pui Ching Invitational Mathematics Competition

Primary Mathematics World Contest

#### Hungary

Miklós Schweitzer Competition

Középiskolai Matematikai Lapok — correspondence competition for students from 9th–12th grade

National Secondary School Academic Competition - Mathematics

ABACUS Competition and Journal

Bolyai Mathematics Team Competition

László Kalmár Mathematics Competition

Dániel Arany Mathematics Competition

Tamás Varga Mathematics Competition

Ilona Zrínyi Mathematics Competition

Dürer Team Competition - Mathematics

#### Indonesia

National Science Olympiad (Olimpiade Sains Nasional) — includes mathematics along with various science topics

#### Kenya

Moi National Mathematics Contest — prepared and hosted by Mang'u High School but open to students from all Kenyan high schools

#### Pakistan

Inter School Maths Olympiad — organized nationwide by PakTurk International Schools and Colleges

#### Saudi Arabia

KFUPM mathematics olympiad – organized by King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM).

#### Singapore

Singapore Mathematical Olympiad (SMO) — organized by the Singapore Mathematical Society, the competition is open to all pre-university students in Singapore.

#### South Africa

University of Cape Town Mathematics Competition — open to students in grades 8 through 12 in the Western Cape province.

#### United Kingdom

Most competitions are organised by the UK Mathematics Trust.

The Primary Mathematics Challenge (for primary school pupils) is organised by the Mathematical Association.

The Junior Mathematical Challenge is a multiple-choice competition for students up to year 8 in England and Wales, year S2 in Scotland, year 9 in Northern Ireland. High scorers in the JMC are invited to compete in the Junior Mathematical Olympiad.

The Intermediate Mathematical Challenge is a multiple-choice competition for students up to year 11 in England and Wales, year S4 in Scotland, year 12 in Northern Ireland. High scorers in the IMC are invited to compete in the Intermediate Mathematical Olympiad and Kangaroo (for the highest scorers) and in the European Kangaroo (another multiple-choice competition, for other high scorers).

The Senior Mathematical Challenge (formerly National Maths Contest) is a multiple-choice competition for students up to year 13 in England and Wales, year S6 in Scotland, year 14 in Northern Ireland. High scorers in the SMC are invited to compete in the British Mathematical Olympiad.[citation needed]

The UCL Maths Challenge is a competition for Year 6 primary school pupils from London organised by UCL student volunteers.

#### United States

Generally, registering for these contests is based on the grade level of math at which the student works rather than the age or the enrolled grade of the student. Also normally only competitions where the participants write a full proof are called Mathematical Olympiads.

##### National elementary school competitions (K–5) and higher

Math League (grades 4–12)

Mathematical Olympiads for Elementary and Middle Schools (MOEMS) (grades 4–6 and 7–8)

##### National middle school competitions (grades 6–8) AND lower/higher

American Mathematics Contest 8 (AMC->8), formerly the American Junior High School Mathematics Examination (AJHSME)

Math League (grades 4–12)

MATHCOUNTS

Mathematical Olympiads for Elementary and Middle Schools (MOEMS)

Rocket City Math League[1] (pre-algebra to calculus)

United States of America Mathematical Talent Search (USAMTS)

##### National high school competitions (grade 9–12) AND lower

American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME)

American Mathematics Contest 10 (AMC->10)

American Mathematics Contest 12 (AMC->12), formerly the American High School Mathematics Examination (AHSME)

American Regions Mathematics League (ARML)

iTest

Harvard-MIT Mathematics Tournament (HMMT)

High School Mathematical Contest in Modeling (HiMCM)

Mandelbrot Competition

Math League (grades 4–12)

Math-O-Vision (grades 9–12)

Math Prize for Girls

Moody's Mega Math Challenge

Mu Alpha Theta

United States of America Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO)

United States of America Mathematical Talent Search (USAMTS)

Rocket City Math League (pre-algebra to calculus)

##### National college competitions

AMATYC Mathematics Contest

Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM)

William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition