Math Competitions


American Mathematics Competitions is a series of mathematical competitions of increasing difficulty, starting with the AMC (for grades 8, 10, 12), continuing with AIME (for those who qualify), and finishing with the USAMO. The top participants in the USAMO are invited to take part in the Summer Program, where a US team for the International Olympiad is selected. The dates for this year's AMC are shown on the right. Several AMC10 and AMC12 practice sessions were conducted by student volunteers.

Americal Regions Math League (ARML)

ARML is a challenging team competition (15-student teams representing schools or geograpical regions compete in challenging problem solving). Local ARML teams are organized and coached by _____. Please contact Ms. Nancy Levonian if you are interested in ARML.

Harvard MIT Math Tournament

HMMT is an annual math tournament for high school students, held at MIT and at Harvard in alternate years. With 900 participants, HMMT is one of the largest math contests in the United States. It is run exclusively by MIT and Harvard students. There are four sections Algebra, Calculus, Combinatorics, and Geometry. These subject tests are 50 minute tests each with 10 short answer questions of increasing difficulty. Each test is out of a total of 50 points, with problems weighted according to difficulty. Individuals may take any two of the four tests. The problems are generally comparable to those of the Mandelbrot or ARML.

There are also General Test which is 100 minute test with 20 short-answer questions, split into two 50-minute halves. For more about the contest rules and previous years questions, check here

USA Math Talent Search (USAMTS)

USAMTS is a free mathematics competition open to all United States middle and high school students. As opposed to most mathematics competitions, the USAMTS allows students a full month to work out their solutions. Carefully written justifications are required for each problem. The problems range in difficulty from being within the reach of most high school students to challenging the best students in the nation. Each year, the USAMTS consists of four rounds, with each round featuring five problems. Check their site here.

George Washington University Math Competition

There are two parts (a) A two stage individual competition Colonial I and Colonial II and (b) Colonial Bowl. Colonial I is a one-hour multiple choice test. The participant who score in the top 50 on Colonial I will advance to Colonial II, which is proof based questions. Colonial II is hand graded by GWU faculty. Calculators are not allowed in any part of the competition.

Colonial Bowl participation is based on enrollment, and each team consist of 4 students.

Johns Hopkins Math Tournament

There has been changes in John Hopkins Math Tournament. For current details, follow their web site