Canadian Mathematical Society

Asian Pacific Mathematics Olympiad

Canada is a participating country in the Asian Pacific Mathematics Olympiad (APMO). Each year the CMS invites 20-30 students to write the APMO based on their results in other national and international competitions.

The current APMO host site can be found here.

The APMO normally takes place on a Monday in March. Invited students from across Canada will write the exam. Contest papers, solutions and results will be posted after the competition. Official results will be posted when available. Official regulations are available.

2018 Participants

2018 results are in! See them here.

  • Cui, Qinyu (Montreal Math Circle)
  • Guo, Thomas (Phillips Exeter Academy)
  • Halim, Howard (University of Toronto Schools)
  • Hessami Pilehrood, Elnaz (Marc Garneau C.I.)
  • Kang, Richard (Dr. E.P. Scarlett School)
  • Krokhine, Anna (University of Toronto Schools)
  • Liang, Jingzhi (Marc Garneau C.I.)
  • Li, Michael (Marc Garneau C.I.)
  • Lin, Andrew (University Hill S.S.)
  • Liu, Jeffrey Yunfan (Marc Garneau C.I.)
  • Qin, Bill (Phillips Academy)
  • Rong, Victor (Marc Garneau C.I.)
  • Situ, Karen (University Hill S.S.)
  • Sun, Kai (A.B. Lucas S.S.)
  • Sun, Nicholas (North Central College)
  • Tang, David (University of Toronto Schools)
  • Wang, Edgar (Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf)
  • Wang, Victor (Sir Winston Churchill S.S.)
  • Zhang, Jessica (Don Mills C.I.)
  • Zhao, Freddie (ICAE)
  • Zhao, William (Richmond Hill H.S.)
  • Zhou, Zixiang (University Heights P.S.)
  • Zou, Alvin (Olympic Education Centre)

Contest Information

Since its inception in 1989, the APMO aims to encourage and challenge mathematically gifted children in all Pacific-Rim countries, foster friendly international relations and cooperation between students and teachers and encourage and support mathematical involvement with Olympiad type activities.

The APMO is held in the afternoon of the second Monday of March for participating countries in the North and South Americas, and in the morning of the second Tuesday of March for participating countries on the Western Pacific and in Asia. The contest questions are to be collected from the contestants at the end of the APMO and are to be kept confidential until the Senior Coordinating Country posts them on the official APMO website.

The APMO contest consists of one four-hour paper consisting of five questions of varying difficulty and each having a maximum score of 7 points.

All APMO contestants will receive a Certificate of Award, Honourable Mention or Representation.

Contest Papers
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999
1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
2008 2007 2006 2005
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
2008 2007 2006 2005 2003 2000 1999

The APMO results are one of the measures the CMS uses to identify potential candidates for Math Team Canada and the International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO). For more information about the APMO and IMO, please contact the IMO Chair Jacob Tsimerman. (Toronto).

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