Poland in Mathematical Olympiads
On this page, we put the information on the math olympiads Polish high school students take part in,
as well as the problem sets.
Poland participates in the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), the Austrian-Polish
Mathematics Competition (APMC) and the Baltic Team Contest - "Baltic-Way" (B-W). Polish Team for the
IMO consists of the six best scored students in the final round of the national Mathematical
Olympiad (see below). The information on the IMO and the problems may be found in many places
through the net, see for example
Austrian-Polish Mathematics Competition
In the APMC six students with the rank 7-12 in the national
Mathematical Olympiad (see below) take part.
The competition lasts three days. The first
two days have an individual character (the first six problems in the below
files), the third day is a team competition (the last three problems
in the files). For more information see the book:
Marcin E. Kuczma, 144 Problems of The Austrian-Polish Mathematics
Competition 1978-1993, The Academic Distribution Center, Freeland,
Baltic Team Contest
The B-W contest takes place in fall (unlike IMO and APMC, which are
held in summer). For this reason only those students who are still
in high school after the summer holidays may take part.
So the Polish team for the B-W consists of the five
students (with the rank below 12 in the national Mathematical Olympiad -
see below) who are not going to be undergraduate students the next year.
The competition is a one day team contest - the teams get 20 problems
having 4 hours for solving them.
Mathematical Olympiad in Poland
The Mathematical Olympiad in Poland is organized for the Polish high
school students and consists of three rounds.
The first round lasts four months (from September to December).
It relies on solving 12 problems at home and sending the solutions
to the appropriate local Olympiad Committee. It's usually enough to solve 6-7
problems correctly to get to the second round. The second round
is similar to the IMO - two days and three problems to solve each day
(during 5 hours). Students having solved 3-4 problems correctly
get to the third (final) round.
The final round has the same pattern as the second one.
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54th Mathematical Olympiad (2002/2003)
If it's still not enough for you, more problems and some interesting
articles in mathematics you will find at:
The copies of this page are available at:
There exists a home page (in Polish language) with problems of
the Mathematical Olympiad in Poland.
It additionally contains the files with solutions, but in Polish. The adress is
http://www.om.edu.pl. Anyway, enjoy!
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Last updated on March 6, 2003.