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Math Competitions

Math Competitions

For Undergraduate Students

International Mathematics Competition for University Students

This competition, for students completing their first, second, third or fourth year of university education consists of two sessions of five hours each. Problems come from the fields of algebra, analysis (real and complex) and combinatorics. The working language is English. Over the previous 13 competitions, students from 147 universities from 36 countries have participated. Learn more.

Mathematical Contest in Modeling

Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM) is a contest where teams of undergraduates use mathematical modeling to present their solutions to real-world problems. The MCM is co-sponsored by the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications (COMAP). Learn more.

Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics

The Morgan Prize is awarded to an undergraduate student (or students having submitted joint work) for outstanding research in mathematics. Any student who is an undergraduate in a college or university in Canada, Mexico, or the United States or its possessions is eligible to be considered for this $1,000 prize, which is awarded annually. The award is made jointly by the American Mathematical Society, the Mathematical Association of America, and SIAM. Learn more

SIAM Student Paper Prizes

The SIAM Student Paper Prizes are awarded every year to the student author(s) of the most outstanding paper(s) submitted to the SIAM Student Paper Competition. This award is based solely on the merit and content of the student's contribution to the submitted paper. The purpose of the Student Paper Prizes is to recognize outstanding scholarship by students in applied mathematics or computing. Learn more.

SIAM Student Travel Awards

Any full-time student in good standing is eligible to receive an award plus free meeting registration. Top priority will be given to students presenting papers at the meeting, with second priority to students who are co-authors of papers to be presented at the meetings. Only students traveling more than 100 miles to the meetings are eligible for the awards. Learn more

For High School Students

MathWorks Math Modeling (M3) Challenge

M3 Challenge is a contest for high school juniors and seniors. Through participation, students experience what it’s like to work as a team to tackle a real-world problem under time and resource constraints, akin to those faced by professional mathematicians working in industry. The Challenge awards $100,000 in scholarships and is entirely Internet-based with no registration or participation fees. Learn more.

American Mathematics Competitions, Mathematics Association of America

The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) administers a series of national mathematics contests for middle and high school students. Learn more.

Association of Computational and Mathematical Modeling

The AoCMM math modeling competition for high school and college students provides you the perfect opportunity to use your interest and skills in math modeling in a friendly competitive environment. Participants from any country under the age of 20 years old (including high school students) are eligible. Learn more.

Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling

Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling (ICM) is an international contest for high school students and college undergraduates. ICM is an extension of the Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM). It is designed to develop and advance interdisciplinary problem-solving skills as well as competence in written communication. Learn more.

International Mathematical Olympiad

The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is the World Championship Mathematics Competition for High School students and is held annually in a different country. The first IMO was held in 1959 in Romania, with 7 countries participating. It has gradually expanded to over 80 countries from 5 continents. Learn more.

The Math League

The Math League specializes in math contests designed to stimulate interest and confidence in mathematics for students from the 4th grade through high school. Over 1 million students participate in Math League contests each year. Contest problems are designed to cover a range of mathematical knowledge for each grade level. All of the problems on each contest require no additional knowledge of mathematics beyond the grade level they test. Learn more.

National Society of Professional Surveyors TrigStar Program Contest

The TrigStar Program Contest is an annual high school mathematics competition sponsored by the National Society of Professional Surveyors based on the practical application of trigonometry. The program recognizes the best students from high schools throughout the nation. Learn more.

Student Competition Using Differential Equations Modeling

Student Competition Using Differential Equations Modeling (SCUDEM) is a competition for three member teams of students at the undergraduate or lower level. SCUDEM takes place over a week-long period that begins on a Monday at each team’s individual home campus and culminates on Competition Saturday at a regional host site in the United States and beyond. Learn more.

Who Wants to Be a Mathematician

Who Wants to Be a Mathematician is a game in which high school students compete for cash and prizes by answering multiple choice mathematics questions. Learn more.

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Math Competitions

For Undergraduate Students

International Mathematics Competition for University Students

This competition, for students completing their first, second, third or fourth year of university education consists of two sessions of five hours each. Problems come from the fields of algebra, analysis (real and complex) and combinatorics. The working language is English. Over the previous 13 competitions, students from 147 universities from 36 countries have participated. Learn more.

Mathematical Contest in Modeling

Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM) is a contest where teams of undergraduates use mathematical modeling to present their solutions to real-world problems. The MCM is co-sponsored by the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications (COMAP). Learn more.

Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics

The Morgan Prize is awarded to an undergraduate student (or students having submitted joint work) for outstanding research in mathematics. Any student who is an undergraduate in a college or university in Canada, Mexico, or the United States or its possessions is eligible to be considered for this $1,000 prize, which is awarded annually. The award is made jointly by the American Mathematical Society, the Mathematical Association of America, and SIAM. Learn more

SIAM Student Paper Prizes

The SIAM Student Paper Prizes are awarded every year to the student author(s) of the most outstanding paper(s) submitted to the SIAM Student Paper Competition. This award is based solely on the merit and content of the student's contribution to the submitted paper. The purpose of the Student Paper Prizes is to recognize outstanding scholarship by students in applied mathematics or computing. Learn more.

SIAM Student Travel Awards

Any full-time student in good standing is eligible to receive an award plus free meeting registration. Top priority will be given to students presenting papers at the meeting, with second priority to students who are co-authors of papers to be presented at the meetings. Only students traveling more than 100 miles to the meetings are eligible for the awards. Learn more

For High School Students

MathWorks Math Modeling (M3) Challenge

M3 Challenge is a contest for high school juniors and seniors. Through participation, students experience what it’s like to work as a team to tackle a real-world problem under time and resource constraints, akin to those faced by professional mathematicians working in industry. The Challenge awards $100,000 in scholarships and is entirely Internet-based with no registration or participation fees. Learn more.

American Mathematics Competitions, Mathematics Association of America

The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) administers a series of national mathematics contests for middle and high school students. Learn more.

Association of Computational and Mathematical Modeling

The AoCMM math modeling competition for high school and college students provides you the perfect opportunity to use your interest and skills in math modeling in a friendly competitive environment. Participants from any country under the age of 20 years old (including high school students) are eligible. Learn more.

Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling

Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling (ICM) is an international contest for high school students and college undergraduates. ICM is an extension of the Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM). It is designed to develop and advance interdisciplinary problem-solving skills as well as competence in written communication. Learn more.

International Mathematical Olympiad

The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is the World Championship Mathematics Competition for High School students and is held annually in a different country. The first IMO was held in 1959 in Romania, with 7 countries participating. It has gradually expanded to over 80 countries from 5 continents. Learn more.

The Math League

The Math League specializes in math contests designed to stimulate interest and confidence in mathematics for students from the 4th grade through high school. Over 1 million students participate in Math League contests each year. Contest problems are designed to cover a range of mathematical knowledge for each grade level. All of the problems on each contest require no additional knowledge of mathematics beyond the grade level they test. Learn more.

National Society of Professional Surveyors TrigStar Program Contest

The TrigStar Program Contest is an annual high school mathematics competition sponsored by the National Society of Professional Surveyors based on the practical application of trigonometry. The program recognizes the best students from high schools throughout the nation. Learn more.

Student Competition Using Differential Equations Modeling

Student Competition Using Differential Equations Modeling (SCUDEM) is a competition for three member teams of students at the undergraduate or lower level. SCUDEM takes place over a week-long period that begins on a Monday at each team’s individual home campus and culminates on Competition Saturday at a regional host site in the United States and beyond. Learn more.

Who Wants to Be a Mathematician

Who Wants to Be a Mathematician is a game in which high school students compete for cash and prizes by answering multiple choice mathematics questions. Learn more.