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AMO Olympiad

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

American Mathematics Olympiad is open to all Primary 2 to 6, Secondary 1 to 4, and Junior College 1 and 2 students worldwide (or Grades 2 to 12).

The duration of the AMO is 1 hour and 30 minutes for each level.
Grade 2 to 12 - 25 questions
Section A = 10 MCQ questions x 3 points = 30 points
Section B = 10 MCQ questions x 4 points = 40 points
Section C = 5 Open ended questions x 6 points = 30 pts
Total = 100 points with no points deducted from wrong answers.
Calculators are not permitted during the contest.

AWARDS

Each participant receives a Certificate of Participation or an award certificate for winners below:

Perfect Score – Award (Full marks) - qualifies as a significant award for IJHS
Gold Award (Top 8%) - qualifies as a significant award for IJHS
Silver Award (Next 12 %)
Bronze Award (Next 20%)
Honorable Mention Award (Next 10%)
Certificate of Participation (Next 50%)

The top 40% of the participants will receive an award certificate. All winners are invited to compete at SIMOC 2021 to be held in Singapore from July 24 to 27, 2021*. The top 20% of winners are invited to compete in STEAM AHEAD 2021 – IJMO to be held in Bali, Indonesia from December 3 to 7, 2021. Students must register with the SIMCC country organizer and contest entry is available on a first come first served basis, so register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

*In the event that the COVID-19 situation worsens, SIMOC and STEAM AHEAD 2021 will be held online.