Dates, Location & Registration
The sixth Utah Math Olympiad will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 1-4pm. View the flyer.
To be guaranteed participation on the day of the contest, students must register by March 17. If you would like to be notified of details of future contests, you may also sign up for our contact list. We send only a few emails a year.
Format & Scoring
The Utah Math 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 contests are available on the Problems and Solutions page.
Any Utah student who has not completed 12th grade and is 19 years old or younger is eligible to participate.
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 previous years’ prizes.