Competitions and contests

Official website of the Association of mathematicians of Macedonia. It contains competitions for primary and secondary education, Olympics and conventions.

McMaster University’s Department of Mathematics & Statistics Math@Mac Online Mathematics Competition For High School Students. Designed to be inclusive and fun, this competition can be used as a classroom activity for students who have completed or are taking enriched Grade 9 Math, Grade 10 Math, Grade 11 Math or Grade 12 Math. The inherent flexibility of a web-based contest means that it can be written at any time of the day or as an after-school activity. Register as many teams of one or two students as you like. The average time to complete the test is under one hour.

The OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) evaluates education systems worldwide by testing 15-year-olds in key subjects. The focus of PISA 2012 was mathematics. Some countries chose to assess other subjects too such as problem-solving and financial literacy. To understand more about the PISA 2012 mathematics, problem-solving and financial literacy tests, click below to answer sample questions. You can also explore the concepts and skills being tested and learn what 15-year-olds students at different proficiency levels can do.

Math Kangaroo in USA. International competition in Mathematics.

The International Mathematical Olympiad is a competition of elementary mathematical problem solving, aimed at high school students from around the world. They are organized every year in a different country, since 1959, and with participants from more than 80 nations. In Italy, the exhibition is curated dall’UMI (Italian Mathematical Union), in collaboration with the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa. The Mathematical Olympiad are held regularly in Italy since 1983, and are therefore the oldest and most popular game of Mathematics at  national level.

Practice of geometric transformation.The file of this work is uploaded on Google Driveand it is Italian good practices. To view this best practice, you need to download the program CDF player. Below is the link to download the CDF Player. Math teacher from School Oreste Del Prete Sava has made this work for his students.

Exercices with Geogebra.This is a good practices uploaded on Google Drive, from the school Oreste Del Prete Sava Italiay. The folder contains simple exercises that Math teacher from Oreste Del Prete Sava has made for his students.

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION IN MATHEMATICS AND DESIGN (MITE – Methodics and Information Technology in Education)

Mathematical Tournament “Chernorizets Hrabar”. Except mathematical competition, the tournament is a occasion for permanent training -Master Class “Chernorizets Hrabar”, summer and autumn mathematical seminars are held.
The participants are divided into six age groups – 2nd grade, 3-4 grade, 5-6 grade, 7-8 grade, grades 9-10 and 11-12. The participants in the same aged group work on the same problems, but the classification for each class is separate. 

Asian  Mathematical  Competition (Singapore and Asian Schools Math Olympiads – SASMO). This mathematical competition gathers every year more than 8000 participants from all over  the world. It was first held  in 2006.

SASMO is a math olympiad contest that stretches not only the brightest students but is aimed at instilling confidence for all students.

The contest is designed in a way to make every student love Math again. SASMO contest fits nicely into the school curriculum with a high focus on non routine problem sums – preparing for SASMO contest helps students prepare for the PSLE and O-Level exams.


Competitions and Contests  organized by the Cyprus Mathematical Society

One of the main activities of the Cyprus Mathematical Society (CMS) is the organization of mathematical competitions at the local and national level as well as the preparation and selection of students in order to participate in International competitions.
Presently the CMS is organizing each year the following competitions:
(a) At the local level for each district in the country a contest takes place for the pupils in each of the following grades: Grades 5 and 6 of the primary cycle
Grades 1 up to 6 of the secondary cycle
The contest is based on a test paper consisting of four problems that are related the syllabus of the corresponding grade and the students have to present and explain fully their answers
(b) Based on the results of the previous contest the students that are distinguished are given the opportunity to participate in corresponding contests at the national level.
This contest is also based on a test paper consisting of four problems that are related the syllabus of the corresponding grade and the students have to present and explain fully their answers.
(c) For the selection of the teams that are to represent Cyprus in international competitions CMS is organizing further to the above two “selection contests” for the various appropriate ages.
(d) The Cyprus Mathematical Olympiad is another contest at the national level consisting of multiple choice tests (each test having 25 questions)and takes place for the students of the following grades: Grades 3 to 6 of the primary cycle
Grades 1 up to 6 of the secondary cycle
(e) The Cyprus Mathematics Relay is a team competition for students in grades 7 to 9 (Lower secondary cycle). In this competition students are working in teams for each class and they are solving a problem, passing the result to students in the next grade . The school with the highest score wins the contest. In case of a draw the time taken for the solutions is taken in mind.

As a result of these competitions a collection of problem is concentrated that can be found at the webpage of the Cyprus Mathematical Society:

  •  The competing aspects demand  very high skills on the part of the educational personnel  (for preparing students for demanding contests) and thus creating a lot of reactions particularly from the Unions.
  •  The competing aspects demand very high skills on the part of the educational personnel (for preparing students for demanding contests) and thus creating a momentum for training the teaching personnel in the art of problem solving .
    The great number of competitions provides the forum for a bank with problems that can be used by teachers and pupils.

Web site where problems and solutions from different math competitions in Serbia are collected and classified by year.  Language barrier

Official website of the Hellenic Mathematical Society. It contains information about Competitions of primary and secondary schools.

Each school year, the Talent Search creates five sets of five problems each and distributes them to high school and middle school students in the state of Wisconsin and throughout the world. These problems are unusual, challenging, and we hope, enjoyable. They are not easy, but their solutions do not require advanced mathematical knowledge–just hard work and creativity.  Students can work on the problems at their own pace and send in their solutions to be graded.  Top participants are invited to Madison for an Honors Day in the spring and to participate in an exam for the Van Vleck scholarship to UW-Madison.

Interesting interactive site with math quiz in а different math areas, suitable for students in primary and secondary schools. Only Slovenian language, but having in mind the language of mathematics, it isn’t difficult to understand what you should do.

Web site of a University where math contest problems with solutions can be found.

Site with sample problems for math competitions and their solutions can be found.