List of mathematics competitions

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Mathematics competitions or mathematical olympiads are competitive events where participants sit a mathematics test. These tests may require multiple choice or numeric answers, or a detailed written solution or proof.

International mathematics competitions[edit]

Regional mathematics competitions[edit]

National mathematics olympiads[edit]







  • Concours général — competition whose mathematics portion is open to twelfth grade students

Hong Kong[edit]






  • Singapore Mathematical Olympiad (SMO) — organized by the Singapore Mathematical Society, the competition is open to all pre-university students in Singapore.

South Africa[edit]




  • National Final of the Tunisian Math games Cup launched by the A.T.S.M. Winners are allowed to participate to the International Mathematics Olympiads <>


  • Turkey National Mathematical Olympiad (Türkiye Ulusal Matematik Olimpiyatı (in Turkish), organized by TUBITAK)
  • Akdeniz University Mathematical Olympiads (in Turkish) (since 1996)


United Kingdom[edit]

  • Most competitions are organised by the UK Mathematics Trust.
  • The Primary Mathematics Challenge (for primary school pupils) is organised by the Mathematical Association.
  • The Junior Mathematical Challenge is a multiple-choice competition for students up to year 8 in England and Wales, year S2 in Scotland, year 9 in Northern Ireland. High scorers in the JMC are invited to compete in the Junior Mathematical Olympiad.
  • The Intermediate Mathematical Challenge is a multiple-choice competition for students up to year 11 in England and Wales, year S4 in Scotland, year 12 in Northern Ireland. High scorers in the IMC are invited to compete in the Intermediate Mathematical Olympiad and Kangaroo (for the highest scorers) and in the European Kangaroo (another multiple-choice competition, for other high scorers).
  • The Senior Mathematical Challenge (formerly National Maths Contest) is a multiple-choice competition for students up to year 13 in England and Wales, year S6 in Scotland, year 14 in Northern Ireland.
  • High scorers in the SMC are invited to compete in the British Mathematical Olympiad <>.
  • There is a Team Maths Challenge for students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland; Scotland has its own Enterprising Mathematics Competition organised by the Scottish Mathematical Council.
  • The UCL Maths Challenge is a competition for Year 6 primary school pupils from London organised by UCL student volunteers <>.

United States[edit]

Generally, registering for these contests is based on the grade level of math at which the student works rather than the age or the enrolled grade of the student. Also normally only competitions where the participants write a full proof are called Mathematical Olympiads.

National elementary school competitions (K-5) AND higher[edit]

National middle school competitions (grades 6-8) AND lower/higher[edit]

National high school competitions (grade 9-12) AND lower[edit]

National college competitions[edit]

Regional competitions[edit]

See List of United States regional mathematics competitions.

United States external links[edit]


  • Com-Partida de Matemática del Uruguay


  • Singapore and Asian Schools Math Olympiad (SASMO Uzbekistan)