INTERNATIONAL YOUTH MATH CHALLENGE 2018 FOR SMART MINDED INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS




Do you have what it takes to take on other brilliant and sharp minded international students in 2018 version of Youth Math Challenge? If in the affirmative, then brace yourself up and take on this challenge to unleash your math skills and brilliance to the world and get recognized globally with lovely international certification and added cash prizes.

The International Youth Math Challenge is an international mathematics competition that enables students from all countries to prove their math skills and to unleash their creativity.

The International Youth Math Challenge is one of the biggest online math competition for students from all around the world. You can win awards and cash prizes worth over 500 USD, qualify for the final round, become official IYMC ambassador in your country, or join the international IYMC network for outstanding students - take this unique opportunity and participate today!

DETAILS OF COMPETITION

QUALIFICATION ROUND
The qualification round is the first stage and consists of five math problems: A, B, C, D, and E. The problems range from geometry to number theory to make sure that everyone finds interesting problems to work out.

In order to qualify for the pre-final round, you need to solve at least three (under 18) or four (over 18) of the problems correctly. The submission deadline is 30.09.2018 23:59 UTC+0 (i.e. September 30, 2018). All participants receive certificates after.

The solution file may be typed digitally (recommended) or it may be a clear picture of your handwritten notes. In case you have multiple pictures you may use an online tool to combine the pictures to a single file.


After answering the questions, capture your solutions and convert them to pdf format. Then VISIT HERE to submit your answers.

PRE-FINAL ROUND
Pre-Final Round Participants that have solved the qualification round successfully are qualified to participate in the pre-final round. The problems will be more challenging, but even more interesting!
The pre-final round consists of 15 different problems that vary in difficulty, points, and topic. All topics from geometry to number theory are included.

There are three types of problems that give you two, four, and eight points:
 • 6x Basic Problems: The pre-final round includes six basic problems (lowest difficulty). A correct solution to a basic problem adds two points to the total score.
 • 6x Advanced Problems: The pre-final round includes six advanced problems that are more difficult. A correct solution to an advanced problem gives four points.
 • 3x Special-Creativity Problems: The pre-final round includes three advanced problems: These problems do not have a final answer, but the approaches and interim result give between zero to eight points. This problem type represents real examples of mathematical research and requires special originality and creativity. It is possible to reach up to 60 points in total.

Students have to reach at least 25 points (under 18 years) or 35 (over 18 years) to qualify for the final round. (The limits may be increased or decreased depending on the number and quality of results

All participants that are qualified and that are registered for the pre-final round will receive the problems via email on Monday 29.10.2018.

From that day on you have one week until Sunday 04.11.2018 to solve as many problems as possible! You can submit your solution online via a special submission form: You can choose if you would like to submit the solution as handwritten version or as computer typed document. Registration and Costs If you succeed in the qualification round, you have the unique opportunity to participate in the pre-final round. In order to register, we will send you a Registration Form. The registration deadline for the pre-final round is 28.10.2018.

FINAL ROUND
Successful finalists can participate in the final round: You will take an exam of 60 minutes supervised by your school teacher or another person of trust. The winners receive certificates and cash prizes worth over 500 USD.

Exam and Points The final round consists of a single exam with 30 multiple-choice questions. The questions require math skills as well as knowledge about mathematical definitions. 
Finalists have 60 minutes for the exam! To every question there are four possible answers given (only one is correct). A correct answer equals one point. 

The awards and prizes are given to the finalists with the most points in the final round. 

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
In order to participate in IYMC you have to be a high-school or university student. Depending on your age (over 18 years or under 18 years), you will have to solve more problems to qualify for the next round. Students from all grades and all countries are invited to participate!
To solve the problems you should be smart, open-minded, and creative. You should have a working internet connection to submit your solution online.

BENEFITS AND AWARDS
IYMC gives you the unique opportunity to unleash your math skills and to apply them to challenging problems. Participants can receive certificates, awards, cash prizes, and global recognition.


Successful participants receive many certificates, cash prizes, and honors:

All participants receive participation certificates.
All Finalists: +Special Finalists Certificate
1st Prize: 200 USD Cash Prize, Special 1st Prize Certificate
2nd Prize: 150 USD Cash Prize, Special 2nd Prize Certificate

3rd Prize: 100 USD Cash Prize, Special 3rd Prize Certificate

 There are also special awards and awards for the best submissions from each region.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
In order to be eligible to participate in IYMC you have to be at least 10 years old and you have to be a student (high school or university). There are no other restrictions and students from all grades and all countries are invited to participate!
There are two age categories:
• Under 18: Age from 10 to 17 years.
 • Over 18: Age from 18 years.
Students from both categories will receive the same problems in all rounds, however, students that are 18 years or older will have to reach more points.
(NOTE: to qualify for the pre-final round, students that are under 18 years have to solve three problems correctly and students that are over 18 years have to solve four problems correctly).

PARTICIPATING REGIONS
Because IYMC is an international competition, we honor the best participants from each region of the world with a special certificate (not all countries are listed below):
• Best Participant from Europa (includes Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain, UK, Czechia, Poland, Portugal, Hungary, Greece, Ukraine, Russia, etc.)
 • Best Participant from Greater Middle East (includes Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Oman, Syria, Turkey, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, etc.)
 • Best Participant from Africa (includes Nigeria, Namibia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Congo, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Gambia etc.)
• Best Participant from South Asia (includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, etc.)
Best Participant from (South)East Asia (includes China, Japan, Mongolia, South Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Cambodia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, etc.)
• Best Participant from America (includes USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Cuba, Venezuela, Chile, Ecuador, etc.)

For more detailed information, click here to visit the official website

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