Saturday 20th June 2020

2020 NZMO Started

The New Zealand Mathematical Olympiad Round 1 (NZMO1) has now been released. This consists of a take home exam (a set of 8 problems). Solutions are to be submitted by 28th July. Participation in the NZMO1 is open to any New Zealand intermediate or secondary level student. Participants in the NZMO1 may be invited to participate in the NZMO2, a three hour exam which will take place in September.

In addition, the results of both rounds of the NZMO will be used to select about 25 students to participate in the NZMOC training camp, to be held at the University of Auckland in January 2021. Only students who are New Zealand citizens or permanent residents, and who will still be enrolled in intermediate or secondary school (or registered as home-schooled) in 2021, are eligible for NZMOC training camp selection. The training camp is the first step in the selection process to choose the team of six students to represent New Zealand at the 2021 International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO). Only students who attend this camp are eligible for team selection.

The problems:NZMO1 problems
Submission form:NZMO1 submission form

Any queries should be directed to the NZMOC secretary.

Update, July 8th: The wording of problem 6 has been edited to add the condition that ABC is acute. This change is to avoid the case where X=C when ABC has a right angle at C. Solutions to the original wording of the problem will still receive full credit.