What makes the World Mathematical Olympiad special?
WMO is a global math competition that challenges the brightest elementary and middle school students with complex math concepts, focusing on creativity and problem-solving skills in both individual and team categories. Each year, the WMO Global Finals bring together talented young students to showcase their mathematical skills and gives them the opportunity to communicate with one another in a four day cultural exchange including the day of the competition.
The competition breaks the traditional format of math competitions by challenging contestants to apply innovative methods to solve problems that focus on creative problem-solving skills.
At the end of the WMO Global Finals, contestants exchange gifts from their own country with each other .
WMO Global Competition Rules
The World Mathematical Olympiad Competition is comprised of an individual event and a group event based on grade, containing problems which can be understood and solved with algebra and geometry concepts. Students from all over the world from ages 9 to 12 are eligible to participate.
The individual event is a written contest with test papers categorized in two levels: L1 (Grades 3 and 4) and L2 (Grades 5 and 6)
The group event divides students into different teams. Team members work together to fulfill a task, or compete against others in fun math games to improve discussion skills, creativity and cooperation skills.