Contests

The New York City Math Team participates as a team in the following competitions

PUMaC pumac.princeton.edu/

The Princeton University Mathematics Competition (PUMaC) is an annual competition in November run by the students of the Princeton University Math Club. Teams come from all over the US and various countries to participate in the contest.

HMMT hmmt.mit.edu

The Harvard-MIT Math Tournament is held each February. It is jointly organized by Harvard and MIT students. It attracts teams from around the world and is highly competitive.

CMIMC cmimc-official.herokuapp.com

The Carnegie Mellon Informatics and Mathematics Competition (CMIMC) started in 2016. It is held at Carnegie Mellon University each Spring, typically at the end of January or beginning of February.

NYSML www.nysml.com

The New York State Mathematics League is a state-wide team competition closely related to ARML, and having the same format. It takes place usually in April, traveling each year to a different region of New York State.

ARML www.arml.com

American Regions Mathematics League is a nationwide team competition. It always takes place at the end of the school year, in four locations around the US, and serves as the high point and the conclusion of the year for the math team.

USMCA www.usmath.org

Starting in 2019, the U.S. Math Competition Association (USMCA) awards points to teams who finish in the top 20 at any of the member competitions held across the country for high schools. The top ten teams in 2019 were invited to participate in a playoff to determine the final ranking.

Other Contests for Schools

There are also a number of contests that students take part in as individuals or as part of their school math teams

NYCIML www.nyciml.org

The NYC Interscholastic Math League offers several levels of contests for high school students, competing in teams to solve individual questions. Contests are administered in schools by a math teacher several times each semester. Most members of NYC Math Team participate in IML contests. If your school doesn’t offer it, it’s easy for a coach to start it. The NYCIML is administered by the NYC Math Team.

AMC, AIME, USA(J)MO www.maa.org/math-competitions

AMC is a national competition with individual questions. It offers multiple levels, for grades 8 (November), 10 and 12 (February). Top performers are invited to continue with AIME, then USAMO, culminating with the IMO (International Math Olympiad).

SBIMC

The South Brooklyn Invitational Math Competition (SBIMC) is designed for students who are not yet at the level of competing as part of the NYC Math Team. It attracts teams from across Brooklyn and into the other boroughs. Started by the late Fred Galli, it is held each year at FDR High School in Brooklyn.

DMI dmi.stuy.edu

The Downtown Mathematics Invitational was inspired by the SBIMC. Starting in 2017, it is held each December at Stuyvesant High School. The contest is written and administered by the Stuyvesant High School math team.

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