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10 Best Math Competitions for High School Students

Math competitions are a great way to challenge yourself, learn new things, and meet other math enthusiasts. They can also help you improve your problem-solving skills, which can be valuable in college and beyond.


If you're a high school student who is interested in math competitions, here are 10 of the best competitions to consider:


American Mathematics Competition (AMC): 10/12

The American Regions Mathematics League

Harvard/MIT Mathematics Tournament (HMMT)

TrigStar

Stanford Math Tournament

Caribou Math Contests

Math League High School Contest

MathCounts

USA Mathematical Olympiad

International Mathematical Olympiad

These competitions offer a variety of challenges and prizes, so you're sure to find one that's right for you. To learn more about each competition, visit the links below.


American Mathematics Competition (AMC): 10/12


The AMC is a series of math competitions for high school students. The AMC 10 is for students in grades 9-10, and the AMC 12 is for students in grades 11-12. Both competitions are multiple-choice, and the AMC 12 is more difficult than the AMC 10.


The American Regions Mathematics League


The ARML is a math competition for high school students from all over the world. The competition is divided into three divisions: Division I for students in grades 9-10, Division II for students in grades 11-12, and Division III for students in grades 13-14.


Harvard/MIT Mathematics Tournament (HMMT)


The HMMT is a math competition for high school students from all over the world. The competition is divided into two divisions: Division I for students in grades 9-10, and Division II for students in grades 11-12.


TrigStar


TrigStar is a math competition for high school students in the United States. The competition is focused on trigonometry, and students compete for cash prizes.


Stanford Math Tournament


The Stanford Math Tournament is a math competition for high school students in the Bay Area. The competition is divided into two divisions: Division I for students in grades 9-10, and Division II for students in grades 11-12.


Caribou Math Contests


The Caribou Math Contests are a series of math competitions for high school students from all over the world. The contests are held six times per year, and students can compete at a variety of levels.


Math League High School Contest


The Math League High School Contest is a math competition for high school students in the United States. The competition is divided into three divisions: Division I for students in grades 9-10, Division II for students in grades 11-12, and Division III for students in grades 13-14.


MathCounts


MathCounts is a math competition for high school students in the United States. The competition is divided into three rounds: the School Round, the State Round, and the National Round.


USA Mathematical Olympiad


The USA Mathematical Olympiad is a math competition for high school students in the United States. The competition is divided into two rounds: the Prelims Round and the Finals Round. The top students from the Finals Round are invited to represent the United States at the International Mathematical Olympiad.


International Mathematical Olympiad


The International Mathematical Olympiad is a math competition for high school students from all over the world. The competition is held every year, and the top students from each country are invited to compete.

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