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.

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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.