Utah Mathematical Olympiad

Dates, Location & Registration

The 2017 contest was held on March 18, 2017 from 1-4 pm. Here are the problems and solutions:

2017 Utah Math Olympiad Problems

2017 Utah Math Olympiad Solutions

Results are now posted as well. We are currently planning the 2018 edition of the contest. Please sign up for our contact list to learn details when they become available.

Format & Scoring

The Utah Mathematical Olympiad is a 3 hour test with 6 questions designed to test a student’s creativity and ability to form a rigorous mathematical proof. In order to get credit for a problem, a student must write a convincing argument that proves their answer. Note that this is not the same as merely showing one’s work, nor is it the same as explaining every step in great detail. Graders should be able to logically follow each step in a student’s paper. Each problem will be worth 7 points. Partial credit will be awarded for significant progress toward a correct solution. Decisions of the graders will be final. Previous problems are available on the Problems and Solutions page.

Eligibility

Any Utah student who has not completed 12th grade and is 19 years old or younger is eligible to participate.

Prizes

Prizes will be awarded to the top five scorers. Prize denominations will depend on ties and the amount of money available. See the results page using the link above to see last year’s prizes.

Contact Us

contact@utahmath.org