The American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) are the
series of tests which determine the students who will be invited to the Math Olympiad
Summer Program (MOSP). The MOSP is a training program for the top students in the country,
including the United States team that will compete at the
International Mathematics Olympiad. Early rounds of the AMC take place at the schools of the
participants, whereas top students are invited to the Massachusetts Institue of Technology for
the final round, the USA Mathematics Olympiad.
- Math Prize for Girls offers over $48,000 in cash prizes
to the top ten competitors.
- Purple Comet! Math Meet: an annual, free, online, international, team
mathematics competition designed for middle and high school students
The American Regions Mathematics League (ARML) is held each year
at Penn State University, the University of Iowa, the University of Georgia, and the University of
Nevada in Las Vegas on the weekend immediately following Memorial Day. Teams of fifteen students
participate in a variety of team-oriented mathematics competitions which emphasize problem solving
and mathematical writing.
National STEM Video Game Challenge: A free youth video game making
competition for students in grades 5-12 to promote skills related to science, technology, engineering, and math.
American Mathematical Society's Who
Wants to Be a Mathematician National Contest: In this contest, high school students compete for cash and prizes by answering
multiple choice mathematics questions. The top prize is $5000 for the student and $5000 for the math department
at his or her school. There is no fee to participate.
National Assessment & Testing offers five
competitions administered and scored at your school,
then returned to us by mail for determination of awards. The problems on each contest range
from easy to difficult, providing both confidence and challenges to students of all abilities.
Each contest's $50.00 registration fee allows unlimited participation by students at your
school, and schools registering for all five contests will receive a discount, paying only $200.00.
The USA Mathematical Talent Search helps students develop
problem-solving and proof-writing skills through a series of tests which students work on at
their own pace in their own homes. Any high school student may participate for free. The USAMTS
is an excellent opportunity to hone your mathematical writing skills.
The Mandelbrot Competition is a mail-in
competition for individuals and teams. The contest emphasizes problem solving skills,
teamwork, and mathematical writing. Along with the USAMTS, it is one of the few
non-invitational contests that offers the opportunity for students to write proofs.
MATHCOUNTS is the premier middle school
extracurricular mathematics program in the country. In addition to producing
educational problem solving materials, MATHCOUNTS holds local, state, and national
competitions and offers large scholarships to top students.
The Math League produces materials
and mail-in contests for students in grades 4-12. The students in the contests
are typically grouped by geographic region and the tests are appropriate for
beginning problem solvers.
The Continental Math League
offers math leagues in grades 2-9, a calculus league for high school, and a
computer science league.
The Wisconsin Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Talent Search offers
problem sets of five challenging problems designed to encourage exploration
outside the classroom and inspire students to develop problem-solving and
mathematical writing skills. The Wisconsin Talent Search is an excellent
resource for students preparing for the USAMO.
The AMATYC Student Math League
is a national math league for students in two-year colleges.
- Association for Women in
Mathematics Essay Contest
The International Sustainable World (Energy,
Engineering, and Environment) Project Olympiad, is a groundbreaking science fair
open to secondary school student. Young scientists from all over the world meet at
I-SWEEEP fair to display their research projects related to globe’s
The High School
Mathematical Contest in Modeling (HiMCM) is a two-day mail-in team contest in
which students work in teams to apply mathematics to real-world modeling problems.
Teams are given thirty-six hours to create and present solutions to problems
designed by The Consortium for Mathematics and its
The University of Idaho Internet Math Challenge
is being discontinued, but links to past challenge problems are available.
The Ole Miss Problems
of the Week
The International Mathematics Tournament
of the Towns is a challenging problem solving competition open to students around the world.
Students participate locally
Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision: This is a competition for students from all grade levels. The students must pick a technology
and project what it will be like in the future and what discoveries will need to be made in order for the changes to be realized.
Groups of two, three or four will describe their research in both a written description and five simulated web page graphics.
American Scholastic Association hosts an annual math contest.