# Resources for mathematics competitions

The Art of Problem Solving hosts this AoPSWiki as well as many other online resources for students interested in mathematics competitions. Look around the AoPSWiki. Individual articles often have sample problems and solutions for many levels of problem solvers. Many also have links to books, websites, and other resources relevant to the topic.

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## Math competition classes

- Art of Problem Solving hosts classes that are popular among many of the highest performing students in the United States. AoPS Problem Series.
- EPGY hosts classes for AMC students.

## Math competition problems

### Problem books

Many mathematics competitions sell books of past competitions and solutions. These books can be great supplementary material for avid students of mathematics.

- ARML has four problem books covering most ARML as well as some NYSML competitions. However, they are generally difficult to find. Some can be ordered here.
- MOEMS books are available here at AoPS.
- MathCounts books are available here at AoPS.
- AMC books are available here at AoPS.
- Mandelbrot Competition books are available here at AoPS.
- Putnam Competition books are available here at AoPS.

### Problems online

Art of Problem Solving maintains a very large database of math contest problems. Many math contest websites include archives of past problems. The List of mathematics competitions leads to links for many of these competition homepages. Here are a few exmaples:

#### Introductory Problem Solvers

- Mu Alpha Theta.org hosts past contest problems.
- Noetic Learning Challenge Math - Problem Solving for the Gifted Elementary Students .
- Elias Saab's MathCounts Drills page.
- Alabama Statewide High School Mathematics Contest homepage.
- The South African Mathematics Olympiad website includes many years of past problems with solutions.
- Beestar.org - Beestar weekly problem solving tests for grade 1 - 8

#### Intermediate Problem Solvers

- AoPS math contest problems and solutions
- Past USAMTS problems can be found at the USAMTS homepage.
- The Kalva site is one of the best resources for math problems on the planet.
- Past Colorado Mathematical Olympiad (CMO) problems can be found at the CMO homepage.
- Past International Mathematical Talent Search (IMTS) problems can be found here
- MathProb is a website that presents problems and solutions based by categories and is run by Anirudh.

#### Olympiad Problem Solvers

- AoPS math contest problems and solutions
- Past USAMTS problems can be found at the USAMTS homepage.
- The Kalva site is one of the best resources for math problems on the planet. (Currently offline.)
- Nick's Mathematical Puzzles -- Challenging problems with hints and solutions.
- Canadian Mathematical Olympiad are hosted here by the Canadian Mathematical Society.
- Problems of the All-Soviet-Union math competitions 1961-1986 - Many problems, no solutions.
- Past International Mathematical Talent Search (IMTS) problems can be found here
- Olympiad Math Madness - Stacks of challenging problems, no solutions.

## Articles

- Pros and Cons and Math Competitions by Richard Rusczyk.
- Establishing a Positive Culture of Expectation in Math Education by Sister Scholastica Award winner Darryl Hill.
- Stop Making Stupid Mistakes by Richard Rusczyk.
- Stupid Questions by Richard Rusczyk.
- Learning Through Teaching
- How to Write a Solution by Richard Rusczyk and Mathew Crawford.