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.
Professor Wencai Liu brought three new math competitions (ToT, Formulo and BAMO) to the TAMU area.
Questions? Ask the local Organizer Wencai Liu
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
Date: Wednesday, March 10, Time: 1:30PM-5:30 PM (ET).
Final round, April, 2021
Past events in 2020 :
AMC 10/12 B: February 10, 2021
AMC 10/12 A: February 4, 2021
AMC 8, Nov 10, 2020
Formulo (qualifying round): Oct 22-Nov 12, 2020
MMC, Nov 4, 2020
42th ToT (A-level, Fall), Oct 25, 2020
42th ToT (O-level, Fall), Oct 11, 2020
41th ToT (A-level, Spring), Mar 1, 2020
41th ToT (O-level, Spring), Feb 16, 2020
22th BAMO, Feb 26, 2020
AMC 10/12 B, Feb 5, 2020
AMC 10/12 A, Jan 30, 2020
AMC 10/12 AB
Certificate of Distinction: Kevin Yang (8th Grade) and Andrew Yu (10th Grade)
Certificate of Achievement: Kevin Yang (8th Grade), Advika Asthana (6th Grade), Bowen Tian (8th Grade), Tarun Rapaka (6th Grade), William Choi-Kim (7th Grade), Harini Venkatesh (7th Grade), Chuming Li (7th Grade)
Harini Venkatesh (7th Grade) got selected for the final round of the Formulo
MMC: TAMU Section
Gold: Harini Venkatesh (7th Grade, 10 scores)
Silver: Advika Asthana( 6th Grade, 9 scores)
Bronze: Neal Pang (7th Grade, 8 scores)
Certificate of Achievement: Allen Li ( 8th Grade, 7 scores)
Honor Roll of Distinction: Neal Pang (7th Grade, 21 scores) and Kevin Yang (8th Grade, 23 scores)
Honor Roll Certificate: Allen Li ( 8th Grade, 18 scores), Harini Venkatesh (7th Grade, 19 scores)
Certificate of Achievement: Yan-Ru Cao (5th Grade, 16 scores), Avek Dongol (4th Grade, 16 scores), Puranajay Madupu (4th Grade, 15 scores), Carter G McKay (5th Grade, 17 scores)
Winner of 2020 USAJMO
Andrew Yu received Gold Medal for USA Mathematics Talent Search
One of Andrew Yu's answers in the USOJMO was selected to be featured in the April issue of the Mathematics Magazine, 2021.
The BCCCE team (Alicia Gu, Neal Pang, RJ Leeuwon and James Lee ) solved 18 problems and ranked top 55 out of 130 teams in MBHS-online math competition
Final round: TBA, Spring 2021
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.
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.
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.
Here are the two upcoming ToT Spring Competitions:
O-Level: TBA, Spring 2021
A-Level: TBA, Spring 2021
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.
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.
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.
TBA, Fall 2021
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.
The students are allotted 120 minutes to complete 15 questions. They are highly encouraged to show all of their work. Calculators are not allowed.
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.
TBA, Spring 2021.
Awards ceremony, Spring 2021.
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.
The students have 4 hours to finish 5 proof-type math problems . It is typically held on the last Wednesday of every February.
BAMO has two exams. One exam is for students in 8th grade and under, and the other for students in 12th grade and under.
The TAMU Math Circle will offer the AMC 8 test to its participants.
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.
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.
The TAMU Math Circle will offer the AMC 10/12 (A and B) tests only to its participants.
AMC 10/12 A Competition Date: February 4, 2021
AMC 10/12 B Competition Date: February 10, 2021
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.
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.
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.
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.