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Problem Solving Resources

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Practicing problems is a key element to prepare for math competitions. The following resources are recommended by the CMS for students who are looking to build their problem solving skills and succeed in competitions.

Print Resources

  • A Taste of Mathematics (ATOM)

    A series of booklets designed as enrichment materials for high school students with an interest in and aptitude for mathematics. Some booklets are specifically geared towards competition preparation.

  • Canadian Mathematical Olympiad 1969 - 1993

    A compilation of CMO exam problems and solutions. Geared towards students preparing for olympiad-level contests. Problems and solutions are provided in both English and French.

  • Crux Mathematicorum

    Periodical available in print and online. A source of unique and challenging mathematical problems for secondary and undergraduate students. Fully peer-reviewed solutions by academic/professional mathematicians are included. Online issues more than five years old are free to the public.

Online Resources

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