Mathematics Competitions

Hong Kong wins right to host 2016 International Mathematical Olympiad

Paul Tse Wai-chun. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Hong Kong has won the bidding to host the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in 2016. The event is regarded as the championship mathematics competition for pre-university students.

Sunday, 17 March, 2013, 6:31am

Learning Curve: the wonder of maths

Maths students (from left) Michelle Kempis, Laura Woodrow, Edwina Gautier, Sally Nakai, Helena Kwon and Jean Baptiste Rioual represented French International School in Semac last weekend.

A morning rain was always followed by a clear afternoon. An afternoon rain was always preceded by a clear morning. A total of nine mornings and 12 afternoons were clear. How many days had no rain at all?

4 Mar 2013 - 10:41am

HK pupils win gold at science Olympiad

Six pupils achieved Hong Kong's best results to date in the International Junior Science Olympiad, taking three gold and three silver medals in Baku, Azerbaijan, from December 2 to 11. It was the first time Hong Kong pupils won gold since joining the annual event in 2006. The Form Three and Form Four pupils were trained by Chinese University.

16 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Hong Kong top of the world in the numbers game

Hong Kong's reputation for producing talented maths students received an extra boost last week when a local student and two of the city's schools topped a worldwide maths competition that involved students from 98 countries.

24 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Local maths brains win medals

Stumped by the sample questions in the Australian Mathematics Competition, Hong Kong's deputy secretary for education and manpower Chris Wardlaw said he had nothing but admiration for the students who completed the real test.

3 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Students play the numbers game

Primary school pupils are pitting their numerical wits against each other this morning in the first citywide contest based on an Australian system to test practical mathematics skills.

18 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

You Did It!

Name: Lai Tsz-kwan

Age: 16

School: Belilios Public School (BPS)

Achievement: Tsz-kwan is one of two local students who won medals at the Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC) 2004. She is also the first female from Hong Kong to win an AMC medal.

15 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Efforts add up for La Salle College number wizards

A GROUP OF Form One and Form Four students fro La Salle College tackled a tough series of problem-solving competitions and won the the 22nd Hong Kong Mathematics Olympiad.

The competition was jointly organised by the Department of Mathematics of the Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd) and the Mathematics Education Section of the Education and Manpower Bureau.

23 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Class Notes

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3 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Number masters to battle it out

Number-crunchers from 40 secondary schools will compete in the finals of the Hong Kong Mathematics Olympiad at the Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd) tomorrow.

26 Mar 2004 - 12:00am


A total of 40 secondary schools have entered the 20th Hong Kong Mathematics Olympiad (HKMO) Final to be held in March by the Curriculum Development Institute and the HKIEd's Department of Mathematics. The schools were among 250 secondary schools that sent more than 1,400 students to the heats of HKMO.

22 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

Math wizards display their skills at contest

This year's Hong Kong Primary School CMG Asia Mathematical Olympiad kicked off recently with a record 4,000 Primary Six pupils taking part in the event. Organised by the Hong Kong Mathematical Olympiad School, the annual contest - which aims to test students' problem-solving skills - is now into its 10th year.

18 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

Just call them the maths masters

Two students have won top awards in the Australian Mathematics Competition.

Andy Wong, a Form Three student at Pui Ching Middle School, was awarded a medal, while schoolmate Hui Yi-kai, a fifth former, won a prize. According to the Australian Mathematics Trust, organiser of the competition, just one in 10,000 contestants is awarded a medal and one in 300 wins a prize.

21 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

King's College student gets sweet taste of victory in his first-ever public contest

Winning the individual section of the Inter-school Mathematics Contest 2001 was a pleasant surprise for Fong Chin-lung, a third former from King's College.

More than 260 students from 69 secondary schools took part in the competition held at City University.

The contest was divided into group and individual divisions and was open to students in Form Four and below.

4 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

Maths teams face tough test in Taiwan

Twelve young mathematicians are heading for Taiwan next month to represent Hong Kong in a national competition.

They were selected from among 105 junior form students from local secondary schools to take part in the Kaohsiung Invitational World Youth Mathematics Intercity Competition.

3 Jul 2000 - 12:00am