Competitions


The TAMU Math Circle will offer 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. Kids only need to register and come to TAMU to do the exams at the right time.

News

Professor Wencai Liu brought three new math competitions (ToT, Formulo and BAMO) to the TAMU area.

Questions? Ask the local Organizer Wencai Liu

Registration

The TAMU math circle will offer AMC 10 B and 12 B.

Please click 10 B or 12 B to complete the regisration. Deadline: Jan. 17, 2020

Upcoming events:

AMC 10/12 B

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Upcoming event

  • Qualifying round: October 15 to November 12
  • How to participate ? Website

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 15 to Nov 12):Starting Oct 15,2019, participants can download problems online. Participants must send the solutions to the committee by Nov 12,2019. 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 2020) 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 Fall Competitions:

  • O-Level: October 13, 2019
  • A-Level: October 20, 2019

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 5th

INTRO

Mathworks Math Contest (MMC) is part of Mathworks at Texas State University. Mathworks is a center for innovation in mathematics education. The mission is to research and develop model programs and self-sustaining learning communities that engage students from all backgrounds in doing mathematics at a high level.

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.

TAMU HS Math Competition

TAMU HS Math Competition Date: November 9, 2019


TEST INFO


ELIGIBILITY


Questions? Ask Oksana Shatalov or Cara Starmer

AMC

AMC8 Competition Date: November 12, 2019

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

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 A Competition Date: January 30, 2020

The TAMU Math Circle will offer the AMC 10/12 tests only to its participants.

TEST INFO

The AMC 10 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.

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE A AND B TESTS

Both the A and the B versions of the AMC 10 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.

AMC 10/12 B Competition Date: February 5, 2020

The TAMU Math Circle will offer the AMC 12 test only to its participants.

TEST INFO

The AMC 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 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 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.

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  • The 22nd annual BAMO will take place at participating schools on Wednesday, February 26, 2020.
  • The awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, March 14, 2020.

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.