AoPS Wiki:Words of the Week


The AoPSWiki Words of the Week are the "featured" words on AoPSWiki for the week. Typically, every week one mathematical term and one "other" topic (a contest, a summer camp, a problem-solving strategy, etc.) will be selected.

All AoPSWiki users are particularly encouraged to edit the pages for the Words of the Week as a collaborative effort.

Words of the Week

October 24 - October 30
October 17 - October 23
October 10 - October 16

September 12 - September 18
September 5 - September 11
August 29 - September 4
August 22-August 28
August 15-August 21
August 8-August 14
August 1-August 7
July 25-July 31
July 18-July 24
July 11-July 17
July 4-July 10
June 27-July 3
June 20-26
June 13-19
June 6-12
May 20-27
May 4-19
April 25-May 3
April 15-24
April 6-14
March 28-April 5
March 20-27
March 12-19
March 1-11
February 20-29
February 12-19
February 4-11
January 29-February 3
January 17-28
January 10-16
January 3-9
WotW was on vacation December 20th through January 2nd.
December 13-19
December 6-December 12
November 29-December 5
November 22-28
November 15-21
November 8-14
November 1-7
October 25-31
October 18-24
October 11-17
October 4-10
September 27-October 3
September 20-26
September 13-19
September 6-12

Editing tips

For mathematical topics

  • Don't just define! Give examples. If the topic is related to problem solving, it is also good to provide examples of actual problems that utilize that technique.
  • Have lots of links to other related topics. Have links to other wiki pages that talk about terms that you use. Edit those other pages too!
  • Images are often very useful, especially in fields like geometry. See A:IMG for image related syntax. Or alternatively you can use Asymptote to draw geometry diagrams.

For other topics

  • For contests: describe
    • how the contest works
    • who runs it
    • a bit about its history
    • what types of students can/should participate
    • any prizes
    • other related contests
    • a link to the contest's website
  • For summer camps:
    • Nuts and bolts: where, how long, how much
    • Compare to other summer camps
    • Try to be objective. The forum is a place to give your opinions. The wiki is a place to give facts.

See also