Competitions

The TAMU Math Circle offers several Regional, National and International math competitions.

TAMU is an official site for all the math competitions below. All the competitions except the HS Math Contest are free.

News

The MAA shifts Competition Dates. The AMC 8 will be administered in January 2022.


Registration

  • The AMC series (8, 10 A/B,12 A/B ) competitions are only open to participants in the TAMU math circle this year. If your school does not plan to organize the AMC series competitions and you really want to take them, please consult Wencai Liu

Upcoming events:

  • USA(J)MO: 1:30-7:00 pm ET, March 22 and 23, 2022


Past events in 2021-2022:

  • MMC: November 3, 2021

  • AMC 10/12 A: November 10, 2021

  • AMC 10/12 B: November 16, 2021

  • AMC 8: January 18, 2022 to January 24, 2022

  • AIME I: Feb 8, 2022

  • AIME II: Feb 16, 2022

2021-2022 Achievements

AMC 10/12 AB

  • Certificate of Distinction: Jasper Elsley (10th Grade), Andrew Yu (10th Grade), Advika Asthana (6th Grade), William Choi-Kim (8th Grade)

  • Certificate of Achievement: Advika Asthana (6th Grade), William Choi-Kim (8th Grade)

USA(J)MO

  • USAMO qualifier: Andrew Yu

AMC 8

  • Honor Roll of Distinction: Osher Ahn-Clifford (4th Grade), Tarun Rapaka (7th Grade)

  • Honor Roll Certificate: Advika Asthana (6th Grade), Harini Venkatesh (8th Grade), Kevin Yan (8th Grade)

  • Certificate of Achievement: Osher Ahn-Clifford (4th Grade), Advika Asthana (6th Grade), Dhruv Gohel (6th Grade), Gaya Kulatilaka (6th Grade).


Upcoming event

  • Final round: TBA, Spring 2021

INTRO

FORMULA OF UNITY OLYMPIAD(Formulo) is organized by ITMO University, Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov, Southwest State University and Euler Foundation. Formulo is part of Formula of Unity Socio-educational program.

TEST INFO

Participation in the competition is free. All school students can take part in the first round and the winners of the first round are invited to the second round. Winners of the previous Olympiad (with diplomas of any degree) are also invited directly to the second round. Participants with the best results in the second round will be awarded with diplomas and invited (with reduced fee) to the international mathematical camp «Formulo de Integreco».

  • Qualifying round(Oct 22 to Nov 12):Starting Oct 22,2020, participants can download problems online. Participants must send the solutions to the committee by Nov 12,2020. Winners of the qualifying(first) round are invited to the second round. Please check here for online problems and routines to submit solutions.

  • Final round: The second (final) round will be held at the same time (approximately February 2021) at multiple sites in various countries. TAMU will be an official site.

ELIGIBILITY

School students of grades 5–11 from Russia (6-12 grades in the US) and of equivalent grades from all over the world are invited to participate.

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Here are the two upcoming ToT Spring Competitions:

  • O-Level: TBA, Spring 2021

  • A-Level: TBA, Spring 2021

INTRO

The Tournament of the Towns (ToT) is a­n intern­ational mathe­matical Oly­mpiad f­or sch­ool stu­dents. The pecul­iarity of the Tournament is dedication not at a sport success, but at a deep consideration of pr­oblems. It helps to develop qualities n­ecessary for scientific rese­arch.

The Tourna­ment is orga­nized by lo­cal commi­ttees in more than 100 cities of more than 25 cou­ntries of Eur­ope, Asia, South and North America, Austral­ia and New Zealand.

Parti­cipants who showed suffi­ciently high results are awa­rded with Tournam­ent diplomas. The TAMU math circle will reward smal­ler achi­evements.

Stude­nts with outst­anding results rec­eive an invita­tion to the ann­ual Summer Conferen­ce of the Tou­rnam­ent of Towns. An indispen­sable participant of these meetings is the sam­ovar, which became the symb­ol of the Interna­tional mathemat­ical Tou­rnament of Towns.

ToT IN COLLEGE STATION

Colleges Station is the third US city to hold ToT (after Berkeley and Irvine). Professor Wencai Liu learned of ToT in Irvine. He has organized ToT in Irvine (2016-2019). After he moved to college station in 2019, he started ToT.

TEST INFO

There are four competitions every year: O and A level, each in the Fall and in the Spring. Everyone can participate in one or more, up to all four.

ELIGIBILITY

School students of grades 8-12 grades are invited to participate. However, exceptionally strong younger students may also participate.

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE A AND O levels

There are two levels of difficulty in the ToT: A and O. A level is more difficult than O level. Some problems of Level A are as challenging as problems of the IMO. The main purpose of Level O is to attract every student interested in mathematics. However, Level O is still very challenging.

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  • November 3, 2021

INTRO

The Mathworks Math Contest (MMC) is a free contest: an opportunity for middle school students (6-8th-grade students) to explore mathematics and be challenged by high-level problems!

The MMC is a 15 question test that is proctored by math teachers and coaches at their respective schools. Once all the students have taken the test, they are sent back to us. After all the grades have been calculated, the grades are released to the teachers and coaches. The top 4 students are invited to represent the United States at the Primary Math World Competition (PMWC). Students must be born between September 1st, 2008 and August 31st, 2010 to be eligible to compete at the PMWC. In addition, all participants are invited to apply to the Mathworks residential Junior Summer Math Camp (JSMC).


TEST INFO

The students are allotted 120 minutes to complete 15 questions. They are highly encouraged to show all of their work. Calculators are not allowed.

ELIGIBILITY

The contest is designed for middle schoolers, 6th-8th graders. If you are not in those current grade levels but would still like to participate, please contact Wencai Liu.

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  • TBA, Spring 2021.

  • Awards ceremony, Spring 2021.

INTRO

The Bay Area Mathematical Olympiad (BAMO) is an annual competition for hundreds of Bay Area middle and high school students.

The BAMO awards ceremony, which takes place the weekend after the grading, has become an annual focal point for the Bay Area middle and high school math activities; about 200 students, teachers and parents gather for an exciting day of Mathematics, including a math talk by a distinguished mathematician.

The BAMO organizing committee members are Paul Zeitz (University of San Francisco), Zvezdelina Stankova (UC Berkeley), and Austin Shapiro (Proof School).

BAMO IN COLLEGE STATION

The BAMO was originally organized around the Bay Area. Professor Wencai Liu learned of BAMO in Irvine.

He was a local organizer in Irvine (2016-2019) . After he moved to college station in 2019, he started BAMO.

TEST INFO

The students have 4 hours to finish 5 proof-type math problems . It is typically held on the last Wednesday of every February.

ELIGIBILITY

BAMO has two exams. One exam is for students in 8th grade and under, and the other for students in 12th grade and under.

AMC 8

The TAMU Math Circle will offer the AMC 8 test to its participants.

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  • January 18 to January 24, 2022

TEST INFO

The AMC 8 is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple-choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem-solving skills. The material covered on the AMC 8 includes topics from a typical middle school mathematics curriculum. Possible topics include (but are not limited to): Counting and Probability, Estimation, Proportional Reasoning, Elementary Geometry (including the Pythagorean Theorem), Spatial Visualization, Everyday Applications, and Reading and Interpreting Graphs and Tables. In addition, some of the later questions may involve Linear or Quadratic Functions and Equations, Coordinate Geometry, and other topics traditionally covered in a beginning algebra course.

ELIGIBILITY

Students with a passion for problem-solving who are in grade 8 or below and under 14.5 years of age on the day of the competition are eligible to participate in the AMC 8.

AMC 10/12

The TAMU Math Circle will offer the AMC 10/12 (A and B) tests only to its participants.

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  • AMC 10/12 A Competition Date: November 10, 2021

  • AMC 10/12 B Competition Date: November 16, 2021

TEST INFO

The AMC 10/12 is a 25-question, 75-minute multiple choice examination in high school mathematics designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem-solving skills.

ELIGIBILITY

The AMC 10 test covers the high school curriculum up to 10th grade. To take the AMC 10, a student must be in grade 10 or below and under 17.5 years of age on the day of the contest. The AMC 12 test covers the entire high school curriculum including trigonometry, advanced algebra, and advanced geometry, but excluding calculus . To take the AMC 12, a student must be in grade 12 or below and under 19.5 years of age on the day of the contest.


DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE A AND B TESTS

Both the A and the B versions of the AMC 10/12 have the same format. The only differences are the competition dates and that each version has a distinct set of questions, although the two examinations are designed to be equal in difficulty and distribution of topics. The purpose of this is to give multiple options for the test date and to allow a student to take both AMC 10 and AMC 12 if they want to.

TAMU HS Math Competition

TAMU HS Math Competition Date: November 9, 2019


TEST INFO


ELIGIBILITY


Questions? Ask Oksana Shatalov or Cara Starmer