Asian Pacific Mathematics Olympiad

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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 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, and solutions will be posted after the competition.  Official regulations are available.

2020 APMO

The 2020 Asian Pacific Mathematics Olympiad (APMO) will be held on March 9, 2020.

Official Web Site

The official permanent APMO host site can be found here.  It provides the past exam archive, eligibility rules and a history of the results of the competition, including the Canadian results.

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.

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 co-Chair James Rickards. (Montréal).