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=== Awards === | === Awards === |

## Revision as of 13:13, 29 June 2006

The **International Mathematical Olympiad** is the pinnacle of all high school mathematics competitions. Each year, countries from around the world send a team of 6 students to compete in a grueling competition.

## Contents

## Format of the Competition

The competition takes place over 2 consecutive days. Each day 3 problems are given to the students to work on for 4.5 hours.

### Scoring

Scoring on each problem is done on a 0-7 scale (inclusive and integers only). Full credit is only given for complete, correct solutions. Each solution is intended to be in the form of a mathematical proof. Since there are 6 problems, a perfect score is 42 points.

### Awards

Medals and honorable mentions are given out.

- Gold - the top 1/12 of individual scores.
- Silver - the next 2/12 of individual scores.
- Bronze - the next 3/12 of individual scores.
- Honorable mention - any student who receives a score of 7 on any one problem but did not receive a medal.

### Team Competition

There is no official team competition. Unofficially, however, the scores of each team are compared each year where a team's score is the sum of their individual scores.

## History

## See also

- Mathematics competition resources
- Math books
- Mathematics scholarships
- Worldwide Online Olympiad Training

## External Links

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