Mathematics Competitions

Ed. Jaroslav Svrcek

This Journal is published by AMT Publishing (with significant assistance from the UK Mathematics Trust) on behalf of the World Federation of National Mathematics Competitions. It contains articles of interest to academics and teachers around the world who run mathematics competitions, including articles on actual competitions, results from competitions, and mathematical and historical articals which may be of interest to those associated with competitions. See below for a list of past refereed papers.


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Refereed Papers

2016 Vol 29 No 1

  • Alexander Soifer (USA), Beyond Lăozĭ: The Goals and Means of Mathematics Instruction I, pp. 7-30.
  • Valery Zhuraviev (Russia) and Peter Samovol (Israel), A New List of Triangle Construction Problems or Supplementing Wernick, pp. 31-64.
  • Robert Bosch (USA), Regular Lattice Polygons, pp. 65-69.
  • Pavel Calábek and Jaroslav Švrček (Czech Republic): First Five Years of the Czech-Polish-Slovak Junior Mathematical Olympiad, pp. 70-74
  • Andy Liu (Canada), Tournament of Towns, Selected Problems from Fall 2015, pp. 75-81.

2015 Vol 28 No 1

  • Peter Taylor (Australia), Classifying Methods of Problem Solving - and my Favourites, pp. 7-27.
    Note that unfortunately this was printed without the preamble explaining the purpose and methodolgy of the paper, and this has been added to the following edition.
  • Pavel Tlusty (Czech Republic), About a Paradoxical Drawing, pp. 28-33.
  • Romualdas Kasuba (Lithuania), The 25th Baltic Way Team Contest: 6-10 November 2014, Vilnius, Lithuania, pp. 34-41.
  • Maria Falk de Losada (Colombia), Further remarks on a research agenda for WFNMC: Research into the nature and chacterization of geometric thinking based on students' solutions of competition problems, pp. 42-56.
  • Yu-Cheng Daniel Chiu and Wei Ting Kelvin Shih (China): Rook Paths, pp. 57-63
  • Andy Liu (Canada), Tournament of Towns, Selected Problems, Fall 2015, pp. 64-71.

2014 Vol 28 No 2

  • Alexander Soifer (USA), DIAGONAL: Etude in Six Movements, pp. 9-15.
  • Robert Bosch (USA), Regular polygons and polynomial curves, pp. 16-24
  • Pavel Tlusty and Jaroslav Svrcek (Czech Republic), Domain and range of functional equations and inequalities, pp. 25-36
  • Dennis Situ and Steven Xia (Canada), The Powers of Two, pp. 37-41.

2014 Vol 27 No 1

  • Andy Liu (Canada), A Problem from an Unorthodox Mathematics Competition, pp. 7-15
  • Alexander Soifer (USA), Predicting the Future: Four Classic Conjectures of Mathematics, pp. 16-39.
  • Wen-Hsien Sun (Taiwan) and Huan Zheng and Huawei Zhu (China), An Innovative Contest, pp. 40-57.
  • Hans Hung-Hsun Yu (Taiwan), Polyominoes on a Multicoloured Infinite Grid, pp. 59-68.
  • Andy Liu (Canada), Tournament of Towns, pp. 67-73
  • Book Review by Peter Taylor (Australia): Classical Geometry: Euclidean, Transformational, Inversive and Projective, by IE Leonard, JE Lewis, ACF Liu, GW Tolarsky, pub. John Wylie and Son, Inc, Hoboken NJ, 2014, pp. 74-75

2014 Vol 27 No 2

  • Robert Geretschläger (Austria), A Paper about Pentagon Problems, pp. 7-33.
  • Valery Zhuravlev (Russia) and Peter Samovol (Israel), On one cyclic system and it geometric interpretation, pp. 34-49
  • Arthur Holshouser and Harold Reiter (USA), 28,800 Extremely Magic 5 x 5 Squares, pp. 50-66.

2013 Vol 26 No 1

  • Alexander Soifer (USA), What "Problem Solving" ought to mean and how Combinatorial Geometry answers this Question, pp. 8-22.
  • Mark Applebaum (Israel), Margo Kondratieva (Canada) and Viktor Freiman (Canada), Mathematics Competitions and Gender Issues: A Case of the Virtual Marathon, pp. 23-40
  • Siu Man Keung (Hong Kong), The Good, the Bad and the Pleasure (not Pressure!) of Mathematics Competitions, pp. 41-58.
  • Jack Chen, Richard Mah and Steven Xia (Canada), The Twin Towers of Hanoi, pp. 59-68.

2013 Vol 26 No 2

  • Sergei Abramovich and Eun Kyeong Cho (USA), Technology and the Creation of Challenging Problems, pp. 10-20.
  • Valery Zhuravlev (Russia) and Peter Samovol (Israel), Counterexamples for Cevian Triangles, pp. 21-33
  • Ali Rejali and Neda Hematipour (Iran), Challenging Mathematics through the Improvement of Education, pp. 34-41.
  • Yahya Tabesh, Mohammadhosein G Andjedani and Farzan Masrour Shalmani (Iran), PitGame, pp. 42-47.
  • Yunhao Fu (China) and Ryan Morrill (Canada), Black or White, pp. 48-53.

2012 Vol 25 No 1

  • Alexander Soifer (USA), Mathematical Olympiads for Secondary Students, What is their effect on successful contestants? A conversation in five parts, pp. 13-24.
  • Borislav Lazarov (Bulgaria), Competition Aftermath (a Case Study), pp. 25-37
  • Andy Liu (Canada), To Be Continued, pp. 38-49.

2012 Vol 25 No 2

  • Andy Liu (Canada), Heaven and Earth, pp. 8-34.
  • Jaromir Šimša (Czech Republic), Isosceles Triangles on Vertices of a Regular Polygon, pp 35-39.
  • Yahya Tabesh and Abbas Mousavi (Iran), Algorithms and Problem Solving Lab (How to ISolve it?), pp. 40-46
  • Alexander Soifer (USA), The Goal of Mathematics Education, including Competitions, is to let Student touch "Real" Mathematics: We Ought to Build that Bridge, pp. 47-67.

2011 Vol 24 No 1

  • Alexander Domoschnitsky and Roman Yavich (Israel), The Internet Mathematical Olympiad for University Students and Some Thoughts on the Role of Competitions in the General Context of Mathematical Education, pp. 11-21.
  • Francisco Bellot-Rosado (Spain), Some Problems from the Training for a Junior Olympiad, pp. 22-27.
  • Alexander Soifer (USA), In Order to Form a More Perfect Union ..., pp. 28-32.
  • G. W. Indika Shameera Amarasighe (Sri Lanka), A Prominent Correlation on the Extended Angle Bisector, pp. 33-36
  • Peter Samovol (Israel) and Valery Zhuravlev (Russia), Faster than the Fastest, or Can the Binary Algorithm be Overhauled, pp. 37-58.

2011 Vol 24 No 2

  • Giuseppe Rosolini (Italy), The Italian Team Competition, pp. 14-22.
  • Maria Losada (Colombia), The Iberoamerican Mathematics Competition for University Students, pp. 23-28.
  • G. W. Indika Shameera Amarasighe (Sri Lanka), A A New Theorem on any Right-angled Cevian Triangle, pp. 29-37
  • Pavel Calábek and Jaroslav Švrček (Czech Republic), The Problem from a Mathematical Camp, pp. 38-45.
  • Peter Samovol (Israel), Valery Zhuravlev (Russia) and Tal Kagalovsky (Israel), The Difficulties in the Search of Solutions of Functional Inequalities, pp. 46-61.

2010 Vol 23 No 1

2010 Vol 23 No 2

  • Maria Falk de Losada (Colombia), Notes on an Agenda for Research and Action for WFNMC, pp. 9-22.
  • Kiril Bankov (Bulgaria), Partition of a Polygon into Triangles, pp. 23-29.
  • Alexander Soifer (USA), Between the Line and the Plane: Chromatic Étude in Six Movements, pp. 30-45.
  • Vince Matsko (USA), Grammars and Finite State Automata, pp. 46-54.
  • Iliana Tsvetkova (Bulgaria), Applications of Semi-Invariants in Solving Math Competition Problems, pp. 55-63.
  • Angelo Di Pasquale (Australia), 51st International Mathematical Olympiad, Astana, Kazakhstan 2010, pp. 64-72.

2009 Vol 22 No 1

  • Peter Taylor (Australia), WFNMC 25 years on: some experiences, pp. 10-18.
  • José H. Nieto Said and Rafael Sánchez Lamoneda (Venezuela), Ten Years of the Mathematical Olympiad of Central America and the Caribbean, pp. 19-37.
  • Arthur Holshouser and Harold Reiter (USA), On a Problem of Arthur Engel, pp. 38-58.
  • Alexander Soifer (USA), Building a Bridge II: from Problems of Mathematical Olympiads to Open Problems of Mathematics, pp. 59-66.
  • Svetoslav Jordanov Bilchev (Bulgaria), About a Chain of Geometric Inequalities and its Crucial Role for Activating Gifted Students to Work with Mathematics, pp. 67-76.

2009 Vol 22 No 2

2008 Vol 21 No 1

2008 Vol 21 No 2

  • Alexander Soifer (USA), Building a Bridge 1: from Problems of Mathematical Olympiads to Open Problems of Mathematics, pp. 11-19.
  • Suely Druck (Brazil) and Michael Spira (USA), Math Olympiads for the Public Schools in Brazil, pp. 20-30.
  • Ivaylo Kortezov (Bulgaria), Second Mathematical Competition "30 Questions in 30 Languages", pp. 31-44.
  • Dimitar Pavlov, Emil Kelevedjiev and Jordan Tabov (Bulgaria), Risk-taking Behavior in Math Competitions, pp. 45-60.
  • Andy Edwards (Australia), Reach Problems, pp. 61-71.
  • Ed Barbeau (Canada) and Peter Taylor (Australia), ICMI Study: Mathematical Challenges, pp. 81-86.

2007 Vol 20 No 1

  • Jacek Dymel and Michal Niedzwiedz (Poland), Polish Mathematical Olympiad for Teenagers (13-16), pp. 8-18.
  • David Patrick (USA), The Art of Problem Solving, pp. 19-24.
  • Inese Berzina, Dace Bonka and Gunta Lace (Latvia), The Mathematical Content of Junior Contests: Latvian Approach, pp. 25-35.
  • Mark Applebaum and Peter Samovol (Israel), Auxiliary Constructions in Algebra: Learning to Think Creatively, pp. 36-53.

2007 Vol 20 No 2

2006 Vol 19 No 1

  • Jozef Kalinowski, On a Problem from the LXVI Polish Mathematical Olympiad, pp. 8-16.
  • Francisco Bellot Rosado, Problems from the Iberoamerican Olympiads 2003, 2004 and 2005, with Comments and some Solutions, pp. 17-28.
  • Peter Samovol, Mark Applebaum and Valery Zhuravlev, On One Property of an Integral Function, pp. 29-42.

2006 Vol 19 No 2

  • Alexander Soifer, Imagining the Real, Realizing the Imaginary: The Choice in Mathematics, pp. 8-29.
  • Alexander Soifer, Teacher, p. 30.
  • Agnis Andzans, Dace Bonka and Inese Berzina, The "Baltic Way" Contest, pp. 31-41.
  • Harold B Reiter and Arthur Holshouser, Michigan Autumn Take Home Challenge, pp. 42-59.
  • Tatiana Shubin, Math Circles for Students and Teachers, pp. 60-67.

2005 Vol 18 No 1

  • Finbarr Holland, An Elementary Method for Treating Constrained Optimisation Problems, pp. 6-15.
  • José H Nieto Said and Rafael Sánchez Lamoneda, The Mathematical Olympiad of Central America and the Caribbean, pp. 16-38.
  • Robert Geretschläger and Jaroslev Švrcek, A Local International Mathematics Competition (Special Edition), pp. 39-51.
  • Nairi M Sedrakyan, An Interesting Inequality, pp. 52-61.
  • Peter Bailey, The UK Primary Mathematics Challenge, pp. 62-68.

2005 Vol 18 No 2

  • Nairi M Sedrakyan, Around an Inequality from the 46th IMO, pp. 15-21.

2004 Vol 17 No 1

  • Vasile Berinde, An "Inverse" Pascal's Triangle Rule, pp. 8-16.
  • David Clark and Graham Pollard, A Measure of the Effectiveness of Multiple Choice Tests in the Presence of Guessing: Part 1, Crisp Knowledge, pp. 17-33.
  • David Clark and Graham Pollard, A Measure of the Effectiveness of Multiple Choice Tests in the Presence of Guessing: Part 2, Partial Knowledge, pp. 34-47.
  • Pak-Hong Cheung, Kin-Yin Li and Andy Liu, Concyclic Points and Concurrent Circles, pp. 48-59.
  • W Ramasinghe, Competitions and Concepts, pp. 62-71.

2004 Vol 17 No 2

  • Alexander Soifer, A Journey from Ramsey Theory to Mathematical Olympiad to Finite Projective Planes, pp. 8 -16.
  • Svetoslav Jordanov Bilchev, About an Unexpected Transition from Algebra to Geometry, pp. 17-27.
  • Dace Bonka and Andrejs Cibulis, Mathematical Competitions in Latvia: E Pluribus Unum, pp. 28-35.
  • Peter Taylor, Frédéric Gourdeau and Petar Kenderov, ICME-10 Discussion Group 16 Proceedings, pp. 36-40.
  • Andy Liu, Mathematics Competitions and Mathematics Education, pp. 41-42.

2003 Vol 16 No 1

  • Alexander Soifer, The 50th Anniversary of One Problem: The Chromatic Number of the Plane and its Relatives, pp. 9-41.
  • David Coulson, Colourings of 3-Space using Lattice/Sublattice Schemes - Part 2, pp. 42-56.
  • Andy Liu, Math Fairs, pp. 57-67.
  • Anne Penfold Street, Pigeonholes and Two-way Counting, pp. 70-91.
  • Ali Rejali, Mathematics Competitions, Mathematics Teachers and Mathematics Education in Iran, pp. 92-96.

2003 Vol 16 No 2

  • Kaye Stacey, What is there about Problem Solving that can be taught?, pp. 8-24.
  • Krongthong, Khairiee, Tran Vui and Derek Holton, SEA-MO 2001: The Second SEA-MO Mathematics Olympiad, pp. 25-40.
  • David Clark, Using Cross-Number Puzzles to teach Computing Students, pp. 41-49.
  • Jordan Tabov, Emil Kelevedzhiev and Borislav Lazarov, Multiple Choice Style Informatics, pp. 60-69.
  • Jaroslv Svrcek, On Some Types of Systems of Cyclic Equations in the Czech and Slovak Maths Competitions, pp. 70-83.

2002 Vol 15 No 1

2002 Vol 15 No 2

  • Robert Geretschläger, Numerical Polyhedron Problems, pp. 15-57.
  • Zhu Huawei, Abilities tested by Mathematical Olympiads, pp. 66-82.
  • Graham Pollard and Ken Noble, Dynamic Assessment Methods with Substantially Enhanced Reliability and Efficiency, pp. 85-99.

2001 Vol 14 No 1

  • János Surányi, The Influence of Mathematics Competitions on Teaching: Benefits and Dangers, pp. 23-29.
  • Hojoo Lee, Ten Different Proofs of an Inequality, pp. 30-36.
  • David Pederson, Effects of Self-Selection of Entrants on Group Means in the Australian Mathematics Competition, pp. 37-47.
  • Kiril Bankov, The Junior Balkan Mathematical Olympiad, pp. 48-52.
  • W Ramasinghe, Popularising Mathematics Competitions in Sri Lanka, pp. 53-64.
  • Gilah C Leder and Peter J Taylor, Mathematical Talent, Careers and Hobbies - A Summary, pp. 65-74.
  • Ljubomir Ljubenov, Ingenious Solutions to Competition Problems, pp. 75-85.

2001 Vol 14 No 2

  • Graham Pollard and Ken Noble, The Increased Reliability and Efficiency of Dynamic Assessment Methods, pp. 22-34.
  • Xin Li and Andy Liu, Some Properties of Functions of the Form [Rational Quadratic], pp. 35-41.
  • NM Sedrakyan, Remark on Problem 2 of the XLII IMO and Generalization, pp. 42-44.
  • Stephen B. Maurer, Harold B. Reiter, and Leo J. Schneider, The American High School Mathematics Examination:A 50 year Retrospective, pp. 45-66.

2000 Vol 13 No 1

  • Hidetoshi Fukagawa, Problems of Japanese Geometry for High School Geometry and Mathematics Competitions, pp. 10-19.
  • Fusang Leng and Andy Liu, How Many Edges of a Polyhedron Can a Plane Cut? (dedicated to NB Vasiliev), pp. 10-29.
  • John Webb, The Tenth Pan-African Mathematics Olympiad, pp. 80-89.

2000 Vol 13 No 2

  • Alexander Soifer, From Squares in a Square to Triangles in a Triangle: A Ride on a Mathematical Train of Thought, pp. 16-33.
  • John Dowsey and Bruce Henry, Some Unsolved Problems Inspired by the Mathematics Challenge for Young Australians, pp. 39-52.
  • Liga Ramana and Agnis Andžans, Interaction Between Mathematical Competitions and the Internet in Latvia, pp. 62-69.
  • Izidor Hafner, Space Visualisation Problems, pp. 70-79.
  • Peter Taylor, What Ever Happened to Those Bridges?, pp. 87-97.

1999 Vol 12 No 1

  • Peter Taylor, The Australian Experience and the Role of the WFNMC, pp. 8-19.
  • David Hinch, Lotsane Maths Day, pp. 20-26.
  • Robert Geretschläger, Deriving Some Problems in Inequalities from an Accidental Generalization, pp. 27-37.
  • Maria de Losada, The First Iberoamerican Math Olympiad for University Students, pp. 38-41.
  • Hand Lausch, The Asian Pacific Mathematics Olympiad: Entering its Second Decade, pp. 42-49.
  • Zhang Jun-da and Wang Bei, An Initial Study of the Meshed Model in Mathematics Problem Solving, pp. 50-59.
  • Ali Rejali and Ali Hamadani, Statistical Analysis on a GRE-type Competition, pp. 60-64.
  • Boris Lazarov, Ivan Ganchev and Dimitar Dimitrov, Geometry in and Outside the Classroom, pp. 65-70.
  • Gordon Hookings, Mathematics Competitions in New Zealand, pp. 71-76.

1999 Vol 12 No 2

  • Hidetoshi Fukagawa, Problems of Japanese Geometry for High School Geometry and Mathematics Competitions, pp. 8-35.
  • Željko Hanjš, Mediterranean Mathematics Competition MMC (Peter O'Halloran Memorial), pp. 37-41.
  • Robert Geretschläger, Domesticating the Kangaroo at BRG Keplerstrasse, pp. 42-54.
  • Patricia Kasongo, Some Experiences Teaching Geometry, pp. 63-73.
  • Harold Reiter and Douglas Faires, The American Mathematics Competitions (to year) 10, pp. 74-82.
  • Steve Thornton, Bridging the Gap: Theory and Practice in Geometry, pp. 83-93.

1998 Vol 11 No 1

  • Llubomir Ljubenov, Mathematics Competitions under the Aegis of a Newspaper, pp. 20-35.
  • Vasile Berinde, Two Solutions of a Competition Problem, pp. 36-45.
  • David Clark and Janet Hunt, One That Got Away: A Rejected Problem, pp. 45-52.

1998 Vol 11 No 2

  • Li Yashao, Undertaking regional Mathematics Competition Activities, pp. 15-19.
  • Alexander Soifer, Competitions, Mathematics, Life, pp. 20-41.
  • Marcin E Kuczma, On the 1997 IMO Problem 6, pp. 45-57.
  • Nairi M SEdrakyan, Some Applications of Fibonacci Numbers, pp. 66-71.
  • Ali Rejali and Assadolah Razavi, The Ups and Downs of Teaching Geometry in Iran, pp. 77-84.

1997 Vol 10 No 1

  • Andy Liu, The Smart Club, pp. 13-19.
  • Alexander Soifer, Map Colouring in Victorian Age: Problems and History, pp. 20-31.
  • Harold Reiter, American Mathematics Competitions: Report of the Task Force, pp. 32-43.
  • Zonghu Qiu and Pak-Hong Cheung, Mathematics Competitions in China: Success and Deficiency, pp. 44-60.
  • Robert Chan, Andy Liu and Andrei Storozhev, Induction in Geometry, pp. 61-68.
  • Ákos Csásár, A Mathematical Competition of a Hundred Years, pp. 69-73.
  • George Berzsenyi, The International Mathematical Talent Search, pp. 74-78.
  • Robert Geretschläger, Thomas Mühlgassner and Gottfried Perz, 25 Years (and more) of the Austrian Mathematical Olympiad, pp. 79-96.

1997 Vol 10 No 2

  • Marie Kubínová and Jarmila Novotná, Students' Independent Work in Mathematics out of School, pp. 14-28.
  • GH Pollard, PJ Taylor and WJ Atkins, Standards of Mathematics in Secondary Schools: An Insight via Competition Data, pp. 29-37.
  • Zhang Jun-da, Ni Si-jie and Lang Ying, Development of Mathematical Creative Thinking, pp. 52-63.
  • Peter Taylor, The Australian Mathematics Competition in 1997, pp. 64-65.
  • Bruce Henry, Mathematics Challenge for Young Australians, pp. 66-79.
  • Steve Thornton, Professional Development to Develop School Mathematics, pp. 80-87.

1996 Vol 9 No 1

  • D Holton and Z Shong, A Unique Competition: The Shanghai-Dunedin Friendship Mathematics Competition, pp. 6-13.
  • E Wagner and P Fauring, The IX Iberoamerican Mathematical Olympiad, pp. 14-15.
  • J Izquierdo and R Lorenzo, Project Euclides for Identification and Development of Mathematical Talent in the Province of Pinar del Rio, Republic of Cuba, pp. 24-28.
  • D Dimitrov and B Lazarov, Motivating Permanent Self-Training in Mathematics via Mathematics Competitions, pp. 29-39.
  • A Tolpygo, How to Transform One Problem into Another, pp. 48-59.
  • H Lausch, The Asian-Pacific Mathematics Olympiad, pp. 60-67.

1996 Vol 9 No 2

  • Obituary: Paul Erdös (1913-1996), pp. 15-20.
  • Svetoslav Bilchev and Emilia Velikova, On Some Asymmetric Trigonometric Inequalities - Another Way of Competition, pp. 30-39.
  • George Berzsenyi, The USA Mathematical Talent Search, pp. 40-45.
  • Nairi M Sedrakyan, The Story of Creation of a 1996 IMO Problem, pp. 53-57.
  • Paula Toni, Is Playing with Mathematics a Waste of Time?, pp. 58-63.
  • Boris Pritsker, Some Properties of the Orthic Triangle, pp. 68-81.
  • Ron Dunkley, Report to ICMI on Activities of the World Federation of National Mathematics Competitions 1992-1996, pp. 84-86.

1995 Vol 8 No 1

  • Paul Erdös, Child Prodigies, pp. 7-16.
  • Blagovest Sendov, N Points on the Plane, pp. 17-35.
  • G. Hookings and I. Reilly, Mathematics Enhancement by Correspondence, pp. 36-46.
  • K. Wu and A. Liu, The Rearrangement Inequality, pp. 53-60.
  • Man-Keung Siu, Some Reflections of a Coordinator on the IMO, pp. 73-77.
  • Hidetoshi Fukagawa, Traditional Japanese Mathematics and Sangaku, pp. 78-88.

1995 Vol 8 No 2

  • R Geretschläger and G Perz, Mathematics Competitions for the Under 15s in Austria, pp. 10-31.
  • E Kelevedzhiev and B Lazarov, Organizing a Tournament for Students with Different Levels of Mathematical Knowledge, pp. 32-47.
  • J Curran, Gender Differences in Primary School Problem Solving, pp. 48-59.
  • A Soifer, A Few Brushstrokes of Mathematical Coloring, pp. 67-76.
  • K Bankov, A Disjoint Set of Figures Having Large Area, pp. 77-79.

1994 Vol 7 No 1

  • D Aitkin, Why Should a University Support Mathematics Competitions and Challenge Activities?, pp. 13-21.
  • MS Brooks and DI Clark, Crossnumber Puzzles for Maths Days, pp. 22-37.
  • KS Sastry, This Too is a Mathematics Competition, pp. 38-42.
  • J Snider, East Middle School Maths Contest, pp. 60-65.
  • FE Jaime and M de Losada, The Concurso Futuros Olimpicos in Colombia, pp. 66-79.
  • D Piele and H Reiter, Fifth International Olympiad in Informatics, pp. 80-96.

1994 Vol 7 No 2

  • Obituary and Reflections: Peter Joseph O'Halloran (1931-1994), pp. 12-38.
  • M Klamkin, Mathematical Creativity in Problem Solving and Problem Proposing, pp. 39-66.
  • J Anderson, Mathematics Number Chases - A lesson to us all, pp. 67-78.
  • M Koman and V Drizal, Put Your Heads Together and Solve Problems, pp. 79-95.

1993 Vol 6 No 1

  • V Burjan, A Plea for non-Olympiad Type Competitions, pp. 10-14.
  • P O'Halloran, ICMI Notes, pp. 15-16.
  • J Webb, Search for Mathematical Talent in South Africa, pp. 17-19.
  • B Shawyer, Competitions, Calculators and Order of Operations, pp. 20-25.
  • P O'Halloran and H Lausch, Asian Pacific Mathematics Olympiad, 1993, pp. 26-33.
  • V Vavilov, Pearls of Elementary Mathematics, pp. 34-37.
  • B Lazarov, A New Tournament in Bulgaria, pp. 47-55.
  • J Suranyi, Some Problems Memorable to Me, pp. 56-59.
  • A Soifer, Creating a New Generation of Problems for Mathematical Olympiads, pp. 60-73.
  • G Lenchner, Mathematical Olympoads for Elementary Schools, pp. 74-79.
  • B Henry and P O'Halloran, Mathematics Challenge for Young Australians, pp. 80-89.

1993 Vol 6 No 2

  • IC Brown, Analysis of Motivation amongst Mathematical Competition Candidates, pp. 13-28.
  • Z Junda and W Jianping, Principles and Methods of Proposing Mathematical Olympiad Questions, pp. 29-44.
  • S Bilchev and E Velikova, The Teaching of Transformations for Solving Competition Problems as a Route towards Higher Mathematics, pp. 45-52.
  • D Fomin, Soviet Experience in Mathematical Education: Breakthrough or Failure?, pp. 53-63.
  • T Harman, B Reiter, H Reiter and N Schoeps, Measuring Difficulty and Diagnosticity in the AHSME Multiple Choice Exam, pp. 64-85.

1992 Vol 5 No 1

  • PJ O'Halloran, Paul Erdös, pp. 21-25.
  • M Niss, ICMI and its Relatives, pp. 26-40.
  • A Soifer, Mathcounts USA, pp. 41-44.
  • M Saul, Problems Plain and Fancy, pp. 45-50.
  • PO Legrande, Running a Competition in a Small Country, pp. 51-57.
  • A Gardiner, Creating Elementary Problems to Stimulate Thinking, pp. 58-67.
  • R Laumen, Mathematical Competitions and Mathematical Education, pp. 68-72.
  • D Fomin and A Kiritchenko, The Leningrad Mathematical Olympiad, pp. 73-82.
  • J Dalmasso, P Fauring, F Gutiérrez, The Mathematical Olympiad of the Southern Cone, pp. 83-85.
  • J Pleado, Mathematical Competitions in Portugal, pp. 86-91.
  • FN Reyes, The Philippines Mathematical Olympiad, pp. 92-97.

1992 Vol 5 No 2

  • M de Guzmán, Solidarity in Mathematical Education, pp. 19-25.
  • D Hinch, Mathematics Competitions in Botswana, pp. 29-41.
  • D Fomin, Three Examples of Non-Standard Mathematics Competitons, pp. 42-52.
  • W Engel and H Gronau, The Effect of the IMO in the Former GDR, pp. 53-55.
  • P Hiddleston, The Malawi Mathematics Olympiad, pp. 56-59.
  • F Holland, On a Mixed Arithmetic Mean-Geometric Mean Inequality, pp. 60-64.
  • K Velsker, Mathematical Telequiz for Schoolchildren in Estonia, pp. 65-69.
  • L Doolan, Training and Practice for an IMO, pp. 70-78.
  • E Barbeau, Mathematics Competitons "Crossfire", pp. 79-84.

1991 Vol 4 No 1

  • H Lausch, Five Regional Mathematics Competitions, pp. 14-35.
  • SJ Bilchev and PI Rashkov, Specialized Groups of Advanced Growth in Rousse, pp. 34-46.
  • H Lausch and PJ O'Halloran, A Healthy Growth - The Asian Pacific Mathematics Olympiad in its Third Year, pp. 47-55.
  • B Reiter and H Reiter, Calculators in Mathematics Competitions, pp. 56-62.
  • A Soifer, From Problems of Mathematical Olympiads to Open Problems of Mathematics, pp. 63-69.
  • Z Junda and G Chunyan, The Analysis and Evaluation of the 31st IMO, pp. 70-83.

1991 Vol 4 No 2

  • Kiril Bankov, Mathematics Competitions for Junior Secondary Schools in Bulgaria, pp. 12-15.
  • Anne Hawkins, Stimulating Statistical Project Work, pp. 16-21.
  • Garnik Tonojan, Mathematical Olymiads in Armenia, pp. 22-27.
  • NN Konstantinov, JB Tabov and PJ Taylor, Birth of the Tournament of Towns, pp. 28-41.
  • Vladimir Burjan, Mathematical Competitions in Changing Czecho-Slovakia, pp. 42-57.
  • Helen Forgasz and Gilah Leder, To Guess or Not to Guess: A Question of Risk, pp. 58-69.
  • Laurentiu Panaitopol and Doru Stefanescu, Contest Problems and Mathematical Creation, pp. 70-76.
  • Erica Keogh, Relation Between Competition Results and School Results, pp. 77-83.
  • Ali Rejali, Impact of Iran's Participation in the IMO on Mathematical Education, and National Competitions: A New Proposal, pp. 84-90.

1990 Vol 3 No 1

  • P Fauring and JC Dalmasso, Argentine Mathematics Olympiad, pp. 6-9.
  • H Englisch, Recursive Sequences in Olympiads and Research, pp. 10-12.
  • IC Brown, Making Competition Questions More Appealing, pp. 13-16.
  • D Holton, More from New Zealand, pp. 17-23.
  • J Gilks, "Snap Quiz" Response Times, pp. 24-29.
  • HB Reiter, The North Carolina Mathematics Contest, pp. 30-33.
  • C Annice, WJ Atkins, GH Pollard, PJ Taylor, Gender Differences in the Australian Mathematics Competition, pp. 34-41.
  • WG Patching and IJ Putt, Quantitative Problem Solving: A Comparitive Study of Quantitatively Gifted and Average Students' Mediating Responses, pp. 42-48.
  • BR Lichtenberg and PJ Drummond, Enriching the Curriculum Through Mathematics Clubs in the Secondary Schools, pp. 49-52.
  • F Grandsard and A Schatteman, Can a Local Problem Solving Contest Help to Develop Problem Solving Skills?, pp. 53-56.
  • P Kenderov and J Tabov, Mathematics Competitions: Giving Marks and Comparisons of the Results, pp. 57-60.
  • GC Leder, Do Teachers Favour High Achievers in Mathematics?, pp. 61-64.
  • W Engel, Some Problems of the Olympiad of Young Mathematicians in the German Democratic Republic, pp. 72-73.
  • D Vathis, Problems from the 1987 Annual High School Competition of the Greek Mathematical Society, p. 74.
  • S Gueron, Questions from the Israel Mathematical Olympiad, p. 75.
  • PJ O'Halloran, The 1990 Asian Pacific Mathematics Olympiad, pp. 76-80.

1990 Vol 3 No 2

  • LT Lyubenov, "Drouzhba" Mathematical Contest, pp. 10-14.
  • NR Justin, We Need a Mathematics Competition in Cameroon, pp. 15-17.
  • PJ O'Halloran, A Brief Report on the 1990 IMO, pp. 18-27.
  • MA Jimenez, LJ Davidson, R Ordaz, J Miranda, International Mathematical Olympiads: Its Influence in the Development of the Cuban Participants, pp. 28-34.
  • I Hafner, Smullyan's Competition in Logic, pp. 35-37.
  • ME Kuczma, The Delta Problem Contest Club 44, pp. 38-40.
  • R Mitkov, High School Mathematical and Computational Linguistics Activities in Bulgaria, pp. 41-52.
  • CB Giral and AI Mejia, The Mexican Mathematical Olympiad, pp. 53-55.
  • T Gardiner, High Ability and Technical Proficiency: How Are They Related?, pp. 56-58.
  • V Burjan and A Vrba, Mathematical Classes in Czechoslovakia, pp. 59-62.
  • E Keogh, Zimbabwe Mathematics Competitions, pp. 63-67.
  • J Webb, Identifying and Stimulating Students of High Ability, pp. 68-71.
  • IC Brown, The Discovery of Mathematical Talent in an Inner City Area, pp. 72-76.
  • CM DeRidder, A Study of Selected Factors to Identify Sixth Grade Students Gifted in Mathematics, pp. 77-82.
  • ME Saul, Three Programs for Elementary School Students with Mathematical Talent, pp. 83-90.

1989 Vol 2 No 1

  • In Memoriam: Frantisek Zitek, p. 8.
  • Darka Zubrinic, The Sixth Balkan Mathematical Olympiad, pp. 11-13.
  • Peter O'Halloran, The Asian Pacific Mathematical Olympiad, Procedures and Regulations, Yearly Timetable, pp. 14-21.
  • Glenn Rowley and Gilah Leder, Mathematics Competitions and the Problems of Not Guessing, pp. 22-26.
  • Graham Pollard, Further Scoring Systems to Remove Guessing in Multiple Choice Examinations, pp. 27-43.
  • Alfred Kalfus, The American Regions Mathematics League, pp. 46-49.
  • David Robinson, The New Zealand BNZ Mathematical Competition, pp. 50-55.
  • Henry Alder, Awards to Teachers of Top Teams, pp. 56-59.
  • Pavel Azalov, Bulgarian Competitions on Informatics, pp. 60-66.
  • Kiril Bankov and Jordan Tabov, We Challenge Your City!, pp. 67-73.

1989 Vol 2 No 2

  • Luis Davidson, The IV Iberoamerican Mathematical Olympiad, pp. 10-13.
  • Le Hai Chau, Vietnamese Mathematical Competitions, pp. 14-16.
  • JM Notenboom, Some Remarks on the Mathematical Model Made of 200 Plastic Cups, pp. 17-18.
  • Peter O'Halloran, A Retrospective View of the 1989 IMO, pp. 19-32.
  • DI Clark and GH Pollard, An Optimal Scoring System for Mutiple Choice Competitions, pp. 33-36.
  • SO Ale and AA Sambo, Issues and Problems of Mathematical Competition in Developing Countries, pp. 37-41.
  • John Webb, Mathematical Competitions in South Africa, pp. 42-43.
  • E Stojanova and L Stojanov, Winter Mathematical Holidays in Bulgaria, pp. 44-45.
  • Wolfgang Engel, Mathematical Competitions and the Detection of Gifted Pupils, pp. 46-49.
  • Ed Barbeau, Mathematical Contests: Time to take Stock, pp. 50-52.
  • Bernd Zimmermann, Mathematical Investigation, pp. 53-56.
  • Horst Sewerin, Mathematically Talented Children in the FRG, pp. 57-59.
  • Juan Manual Conde, Spanish High School Program for Mathematics, pp. 60-63.
  • Antonin Vrba and Vladimir Burjan, Mathematical Competitions in Czechoslovakia, pp. 64-65.

1988 Vol 1 No 1

  • Pierre-Olivier Legrand, Olympiades Polynesiennes De Mathematiques (in English), pp. 8-9.
  • Darko Zubrinic, Secondary School Mathematics Competitions in Yugoslavia, pp. 10-12.
  • Babiah Naidu, First Indian Mathematical Olympiad, pp. 13-16.
  • Murray Klamkin, The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition, pp. 17-21.
  • Hilda Lea, Mathematical Competitions in Botswana, pp. 22-24.
  • Francisco Bellot Rosada, Some Reflections and an Anthology, pp. 25-28.
  • In Memoriam: Samuel L Greitzer (1905-1988), p. 29.

1988 Vol 1 No 2

  • Peter Taylor, Notes from the General Meeting of the World Federation of National Mathematics Competitions, pp. 7-8.
  • Tibor Nemetz, Report on Two Hungarian Contests for School Children (Age 10-14), pp. 9-12.
  • Fred Bishop, Establishing a Regional Mathematics Competition for Primary Schools, pp. 13-17.
  • Peter O'Halloran, A Report on the 29th IMO (9-21 July 1988), pp. 18-28.
  • John Campbell, A Solution to 1988 IMO Question 6, pp. 29-32.
  • Vladimir Masek, Problem Creation - An Experience, pp. 33-44.

Between 1984 to 1987 there were 6 editions of a predecessor Newsletter of the WFNMC. Of these the following contained papers are recognised as having the status of refereed papers.

No 6 August 1987

  • E.R. Bicknell, The Problem Contest - Swaziland, pp. 4-5.
  • Rahim Zaare-Nahandi, Mathematics Competitions in Iran, pp. 6-8.
  • Lucien Kieffer, Mathematics Competitions in a Small Country, pp. 9-11.
  • Michael Stueben, Confessions of a Puzzlesmith, pp. 12-21.
  • M.S. Klamkin, Problem Posing and Mathematical Creativity, pp. 22-41.
  • Graham H. Pollard, Two Methods of Reducing Guessing in Multiple Choice Examinations, pp. 47-52.
  • Rene Laumen, The Art of Borrowing Problems, pp. 53-61.

No 5 February 1987

No 4 August 1986

  • Peter Kenderov and Jordan Tabov, The Mathematics Competition Scene in Bulgaria, pp. 7-9.
  • Maria de Losada, The First Iberoamerican Mathematical Olympiad, pp. 10-12.
  • Andy Liu, Questions Inspired by Martin Gardner, pp. 16-17.
  • George Szekeres, The Creation of Questions for Mathematics Competitions, pp. 18-19.

No 3 January 1986

  • Ed Barbeau, The Origin of Two Problems, pp. 7-9.
  • Maria de Losada, The First Iberoamerican Mathematical Olympiad, pp. 10-11.
  • Hanns-Heinrich Langmann, The Bundesbettbewerb Mathematik, pp. 12-14.
  • Matti Lehtinen, An IMO Reform, pp. 15-17.

No 2 August 1985

  • Andrzej Makowski, Mathematical Olympiads in Poland, pp. 6-7.
  • Peter Taylor, Creating the Question Papers in the Australian Mathematics Competition, pp. 11-13.

No 1 December 1984

General news, no refereed articles.