Auckland Mathematical Olympiad

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

Auckland Mathematical Olympiad
Auckland Mathematical Olympiad

The 2022 Auckland Mathematical Olympiad will be held from Tuesday 17 May until Monday 25 May.

With the University not running tests in person due to the pandemic, this year’s AMO will be carried out remotely, while still being an individual competition.

Entries for the competition will close on Tuesday 10 May. Please download an entry form below and then scan and return email to Phil Kane p.kane@auckland.ac.nz before 4pm on Tuesday 10 May.

Each registered school’s liaison teacher will be emailed a copy of the Questions. Other AMO rules and advice will also be sent out at the same time. There will be at least ten questions for each student to attempt and they may answer as few or as many as they wish. With the 2022 Olympiad being a longer assessment, some of the questions will be more searching than those in the standard two-hour windows of previous years’ AMOs. There will still be Junior (Y9-Y11) and Senior (Y12-Y13) sections as before. 

Teachers will then collect and collate their students’ scripts and post to the Department of Mathematics at The University of Auckland to be received no later than 5pm on Tuesday 26 May. Alternatively, students may wish to post their own solutions but they must ensure that their entry is postmarked on or before Monday 25 May.

Late submissions after this time will not be accepted.

Post submissions to:

Auckland Mathematics Olympiad (AMO 2022)
Department of Mathematics
Science Centre • Building 303 • Level 3 • Room 305
The University of Auckland
Private Bag 92019
Auckland NZ

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.