This page lists math competitions available for students living around Boston.
National Math Contests
The American Mathematics Competitions.
The American Mathematics Competitions consist of a series of increasingly
difficult tests for students in middle school and high school. These contests
include the AMC
AMC 10, the
AMC 12, the
AIME, and the
USAMO. The top students on the final test are invited
to participate in the Math Olympiad Summer Program, where students train for
possible inclusion on the United States Mathematics Olympiad team.
Regions Math League. ARML consists of 15-person teams
representing schools, cities, counties, or states at three locations in the
US. The competition is team-oriented and very challenging,
with a focus on problem solving and some mathematical writing.
Mathcounts is the premier middle school extracurricular program
in the United States, with competition at school, local, state, and national
levels. Many avid problem solvers get their start here.
Mathematics Talent Search. The USAMTS is a free
year-round program through which students write solutions to periodic problem sets.
It is an excellent introduction to tackling advanced problems and the art
of writing proofs.
Computing Olympiad — Pair your problem
solving skills with computers in this series of contests
leading to the US International Olympiad in Informatics.
Other National Math Competitions
Massachusetts Math Competitions
International Math Contests
International Math Olympiad (IMO). Six best USAMO winners make the US IMO team.
Like the USAMTS, this is a free contest in which students
write full solutions to periodic problem sets. The problems are extremely
challenging and good practice for Olympiad aspirants.
of Towns. The International Tournament of Towns invites students
to work on a series of challenging problems and compare their skills to
students around the world.
Other competitions, where Massachusetts is eligible
Last revised October 2008