Math Olympiads are not only important to show how extraordinary is the student, but it helps kids to start thinking outside of the box, be creative and resourceful.
By simply exposing your kids to the unconventional problems will help their brains to start working on a different level.
Also a good results in math olympiads is an extremely important factor to be offered a place in top-ranked universities.
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There are different math competitions and olympiads in US. Here we’ll briefly present all the major competitions and provide links to specific websites.
Mathematical Kangaroo is an international mathematical competition with more than 50 countries that take an active part in it. There are twelve levels of participation: from grade 1 to grade 12. The competition is held annually on the third Thursday of March. According to the organizers, the key competence tested by the Kangaroo is logical combination, not just pure knowledge of formulas. Because of the rising popularity of the Mathematical Kangaroo in many participating countries, it is currently the most participated scholar math competition: over 5,000,000 students from 47 countries took part in 2009.
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 contest is held in November every year. All USA, USA embassy, Canadian, and foreign school students in grade 8 or below are eligible to participate as long as they are under 14.5 years of age on the day of the contest.
The AMC 10 is a 25-question, 75-minute, multiple choice examination in secondary school mathematics containing problems which can be understood and solved with algebra and geometry concepts. Two different versions of the contests are given on two dates, about two weeks apart, in February. All USA, USA embassy, Canadian, and foreign school students in grade 10 or below are eligible to participate as long as they are under 17.5 years of age on the day of the contest.
The AMC 12 is a 25-question, 75-minute, multiple choice examination in secondary school mathematics containing problems which can be understood and solved with pre-calculus concepts. Two different versions of the contests are given on two dates, about two weeks apart, in February. All USA, USA embassy, Canadian, and foreign school students in grade 12 or below are eligible to participate as long as they are under 19.5 years of age on the day of the contest.
American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME)
The American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME) is a 15 question, 3 hour examination in which each answer is an integer number from 0 to 999. The questions on the AIME are much more difficult and students are very unlikely to obtain the correct answer by guessing. As with the AMC 10 and AMC 12, all problems on the AIME can be solved by pre-calculus methods.
The AIME is intended to provide further challenge and recognition, beyond that provided by the AMC 10 or AMC 12, to the many high school students in North America who have exceptional mathematical ability. All students who took the AMC 12 and achieved a score of 100 or more out of a possible 150 or were in the top 5% are invited to take the AIME. All students who took the AMC 10 and had a score of 120 or more out of a possible 150, or were in the top 2.5% also qualify for the AIME. Two versions of the AIME are given on two different dates, about two weeks apart, in late March. Unlike the AMC 10/12, a student can only take the AIME once, and is encouraged to do so on the first date offered.
United States of America Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO/USAJMO)
The United States of America Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO) and the United States of America Junior Mathematical Olympiad (USAJMO) are six question, two day, 9 hour essay/proof examinations. All problems can be solved with pre-calculus methods. Approximately 270 of the top scoring AMC 12 participants (based on a weighted average of AMC 12 and AIME score) are invited to take the USAMO. Approximately 230 of the top scoring AMC 10 participants (based on a weighted average of AMC 10 and AIME score) are invited to take the USAJMO. The USAMO and USAJMO are given on two consecutive days in late April. U.S. citizens and students legally residing in the United States and Canada (with qualifying scores) are eligible to take the USAMO and USAJMO.