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AMO (American Mathematics Olympiad)

Overview

The American Mathematics Olympiad (AMO) is an affiliate of Math Olympiads for Elementary and Middle Schools, USA (MOEMS) and is one of the oldest and most established primary and secondary school math competition in America that helps to nurture mathematics talent.

Singapore International Math Contests Centre (SIMCC) is the main organiser of AMO in ASEAN and Greater China (China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan).

Objective

To stimulate enthusiasm and a love for Mathematics
To introduce important Mathematical concepts
To teach major strategies for problem solving
To develop Mathematical flexibility in solving problems
To provide for the satisfaction, joy, and thrill of meeting challenges
To open-up US University Scholarships and Educational opportunities for students

Test Format

Grades 2-12
Section A
15 MC Questions
(3 points each)
Total: 45 points
Section B
5 Open-Ended Questions
(5 points each)
Total: 25 points
Section C
5 Open-Ended Questions
(6 points each)
Total: 30 points
Total: 100 points
(no calculators allowed)
(no points deducted from wrong responses)

Awards

The top 40% of the participants will receive an award certificate and a medal. All winners are invited to compete at SIMOC 2022 to be held in Singapore from July 23 to 26, 2022*. The top 20% of winners are invited to compete in STEAM AHEAD 2022 – IJMO to be held in Bali Indonesia from December 2 to 6, 2022*.

*In the event that the COVID-19 situation worsens, SIMOC and STEAM AHEAD 2022 will be held online. Exam dates for SIMOC and STEAM AHEAD 2022 not finalized yet.