About AMO

American Math Olympiad (AMO) is an international math competition for elementary, middle
and high school students jointly organised by SIMCC and Southern Illinois University (SIU). It
promotes the importance and a deeper understanding of math. AMO is open to all Grade 2
to 12 students and its framework is based on The US Common Core Standards. A group of
the best educators from Southern Illinois University with comprehensive knowledge and
experience in the Common Core Math curriculum design unique papers to challenge the
student and at the same time promote their interest in math. Some of the distinguished
benefits (or The key benefits) of AMO are university scholarships, Global Scholars Program,
International Junior Honor Society (IJHS) membership, tuition grants and internships.

Objectives

  • To stimulate enthusiasm and a love for Mathematics
  • To develop Mathematical flexibility in solving problems
  • To introduce important mathematical concepts
  • To teach major strategies for problem solving
  • To provide for the satisfaction, joy, and thrill of meeting challenges
  • To open up University Scholarships and Educational opportunities in America for students

Competition Format

American Mathematics Olympiad is open to all Primary 2 to 6, Secondary 1 to 4, and Junior College 1 and 2 students worldwide (or Grades 2 to 12). Use of Calculators are NOT permitted during the contest.

Grades 2-12
1 hour and 30 minutes for each grade level

         Section A                                                  Section B
 15 MCQ questions                                 5 Open-Ended questions
    (3 points each)                                        (5 points each)
   Total: 45 points                                       Total: 25 points

                                          Section C
                               5 Open-ended questions
                                      (6 points each)
                                     Total: 30 points

                                     Total: 100 points

                  (no points deducted from wrong answers

Registration Information

There are two categories of eligible candidates. 

  • School Candidates: School Candidates are candidates register directly from their various schools.
  • Private Candidates: Private candidates are candidates  registered by any individual, organization, or society other than a school. .e.g. Parents, Guardian, Private lesson tutor etc.

Competition Dates:                                                                                                                                                 Registration Deadline:

5th – 8th October 2022                                                                                                                                           23rd September, 2022

Registration Fee

School Candidate: $14 (NGN 8,120)

Private Candidate: $18 (NGN 10,440)

key Benefits of American Mathematics Olympiad

The key benefit for being a participant in AMO include:  

  • Access to University Scholarships (Southern Illinois University Carbondale, USA amongst others)
  • Access to Global Scholars Program, International Honors Society membership, Tuition grants and internships opportunities
  • Science Bootcamp: Perfect scorers, Gold and Silver Medalists will be invited for an intensive 3-days Science Bootcamp
  • Medals and plaque awards for perfect scorers, Global Gold Scorers, Silver  and Bronze Scorers
  • Certificates for Global Perfect Scorers, Top Global Gold Scorers, Top Country Gold Scorers, Gold, Silver and
    Bronze winners
  • An invitation to the award ceremony for Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals winners
  • E-certificates are also given to participants who qualify for Honourable Mention and attain Certificate of
    Participation
  • All participants will receive an online performance report which analyses their capabilities across different topics and benchmarks their performance with other participants in the same grade and country/territory
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