Auckland Mathematical Olympiad

The Mathematical Olympiad is an annual Mathematics competition for high school students.

Auckland Mathematical Olympiad
Auckland Mathematical Olympiad

The Department of Mathematics runs the Auckland Mathematical Olympiad. It is open to Auckland high school students only.

The competition is a two-hour assessment of 10 questions. Top scorers in the Auckland event may be invited to participate in the national competition.

2021 Event details

Date: Saturday 8 May 2021

Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm

Assemble at 9.30am – please do not arrive before

Venue: The University of Auckland, Building 303 (corner of Wellesley & Princes Streets)


MLT 1 (or 303-G23) for Years 9 – 11

PLT 1 (or 303-G20) for Years 12 – 13

For more information contact

Phil Kane
Phone: +64 9 923 5750

2019 results

Junior (Y9-Y11) winners

  1. Rick Han – Year 11 (Macleans College)
  2. Emma Ying – Year 9 (St Kentigern College)
  3. Brena Merz – Year 10 (St Cuthbert’s College )
  4. Kris Zhang – Year 11 (Macleans College)
  5. Oliver Dai – Year 11 (Macleans College)

Senior (Y12-Y13) winners

  1. William Han – Year 13 (Macleans College)
  2. Darsh Chaudhari – Year 12 (Macleans College)
  3. Hanbo Xie – Year 12 (King’s College)
  4. Nathaniel Masfen-Yen – Year 12 (King’s College)
  5. Jonathan Leung – Year 12 (King’s College)

Helpful resources

There are ten problems in the AMO. The first five questions are aimed at years 9 to 11 (juniors), while the second five questions are aimed at years 12 to 13 (seniors). However, all ages are encouraged to attempt as many questions as possible.

A team of twenty-four markers grade the students’ solutions, ranking them from 0 (no progress) to 3 (a correct solution with evidence).

The New Zealand competition

In the lead up to the selection of each year's New Zealand's team, the New Zealand Mathematical Olympiad Committee (NZMOC) organises a graduated programme of competitions, camps and coaching for mathematically talented high school students.

The international competition

The Mathematical Olympiad is an annual international competition for high school students. Each participating nation sends a six-student team.

In 2019, the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) will be hosted in Bath, the United Kingdom in July 2019.