Math books

These Math books are recommended by Art of Problem Solving administrators and members of the AoPS Community.

Levels of reading and math ability are loosely defined as follows:

  • Elementary is for elementary school students up through possibly early middle school.
  • Getting Started is recommended for students grades who are participating in contests like AMC 8/10 and Mathcounts.
  • Intermediate is recommended for students who can expect to pass the AMC 10/12.
  • Olympiad is recommended for high school students who are already studying math at an undergraduate level.
  • Collegiate is recommended for college and university students.

More advanced topics are often left with the above levels unassigned.

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Books By Subject

General Introduction / Multiple Topics

Getting Started

  • Getting Started with Competition Math, a textbook meant for true beginners (on-target middle school students, or advanced elementary school students). It is written by AoPS Community Member cargeek9, currently a junior in high school. It covers the basics of algebra, geometry, combinatorics, and number theory, along with sets of accompanying practice problems at the end of every section.


Algebra

Getting Started

Intermediate


Abstract Algebra

Collegiate


Calculus

Getting Started

Single Variable (Intermediate)

Multivariable (Collegiate)


Analysis

Collegiate


Combinatorics

Getting Started

Intermediate

Olympiad

Collegiate


Geometry

Getting Started

Intermediate

Olympiad

Collegiate


Topology

Collegiate

  • Topology by James Munkres. Topology is arguably the most renowned topology textbook of all time. It also contains an excellent introduction to set theory and logic.


Inequalities

Intermediate

Olympiad

Collegiate


Number Theory

Getting Started

Olympiad

Collegiate


Trigonometry

Getting Started

Intermediate

Olympiad


Problem Solving

Getting Started

Intermediate

Olympiad

General Interest

Math Contest Problem Books

Elementary School


Getting Started


Intermediate

Olympiad

Collegiate

See also

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