Auckland Mathematical Olympiad

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

Auckland Mathematical Olympiad
Auckland Mathematical Olympiad

The Auckland Mathematical Olympiad (AMO) is again being hosted by the Department of Mathematics at the University of Auckland. The aims of this Olympiad are to foster interest in Mathematics, and to encourage young people who attend schools in our Auckland region with an opportunity to exhibit their problem solving skills by meeting various challenges put to them by mathematicians.


The 2023 AMO will be held on Saturday 6 May, which is two weeks after the Easter break. The deadline for this year’s entries is 4pm on Friday 28 April, the end of the first week schools have returned from the Easter break.

It will be held at the University (venue and entry details to be confirmed). The event will start at 10am and run for up to two hours. This competition is in-person and is not online like last year’s AMO. More details to come in early 2023.

Please download an entry form below and then scan and return email to Joy Rane before 4pm on Friday 28 April.

Late submissions after this time will not be accepted.

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 2023, the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) will be hosted in Chiba, Japan in early July.