Welcome to the official website of the International Tournament of Young Mathematicians!

It is a team competition for high school students from all over the world. Each team should consist of 4 to 6 students, guided and accompanied by one or two adult team leaders.

Its purpose is to stimulate interest in mathematics and its applications, to develop scientific thinking, communication skills and teamwork. 

The ITYM developed out of national tournaments in some countries, especially from Eastern Europe. 

The 12th ITYM is being co-organised, in particular, by  the Belarusian State Uni-versity and the French Association Animath
It will be held online from October 28 to November 9, 2020. 
In contrast to olympiads, the problems for the tournament are published several months in advance and contain parts with no known solution. 

During the tournament the participating students present their results in a kind of research debate involving Reporter, Opponent, Reviewer and Observer.

The ITYM is supported by leading universities of Europe and has allowed collaboration between professional scientists and youngsters. Thousands of students, teachers and scientists from 17 countries have already benefited from the tournament.

Because of the situation with Covid-19, the International Organising Committee 
decided to make the 12th edition online in October-November 2020. 

The problems were published on August 25
(updates of the list of problems are possible)
Registration is open until September 25
The timetable is preliminary

2019

2018


Problems for the ITYM are suggested by contemporary mathematicians. 

▹ Each problem contains parts with no known solution.

▹ Each problem is accessible to high school students, elementary research can be done. 

▹ Some problems are advanced and require learning new theory.

▹ The original problems come from fields of algebra, analysis, combinatorics, geometry, number theory and probability.  

▹ It is not compulsory to send solutions to all the problems. During the ITYM, every team will present at most three of them.

The official list of problems will be released in April 2020.
Quiz is a written test of 2.5 hours. Its aim is to check team’s understanding of the problems of the ITYM, competence in involved mathematical fields and solving skills.

During the rounds and the finals, the teams play the four following roles:

Reporter presents the main ideas and results obtained while solving the problem.

Opponent analyses the solution of the reporter and points to inaccuracy and errors in the paper and the presentation.

Reviewer evaluates both the performance of the reporter and the work of the opponent.

Observer only makes important remarks missed by all others.


Participate in the ITYM:

▹ Form a team of 4, 5 or 6 high school students

▹ Find one or two team leaders such as math teachers, undergraduate or graduate students, or scientists

Register your team before September 25

▹ Pay the participation fees

▹ Work on the problems

▹ Send your solutions four days before the tournament

▹ Attend the first draws online

▹ Come to the international tournament, follow the rules and enjoy

 AUG 25  PROBLEMS                     
 22:00* Publication of the list of
               problems

 SEP 25  REGISTRATION              
 22:00  Deadline for registration

 OCT 13  PRELIMINARY WM       
 22:00  Deadline for preliminary
              written materials

 OCT 27  FINAL WM                       
 22:00  Deadline for final
              written materials

 OCT 28  DRAWS                             
 16:00  First draws

 OCT 30  JURY & REVIEWS          
 17:00  Deadline for reviews
 18:00  Jury meeting


 OCT 31  OPENING & ROUND 1   
 11:00  Opening ceremony
 14:00  Round 1
 NOV 1  DRAWS                               
 14:00  Second draws

 NOV 3 
 JURY & REVIEWS            
 17:00  Deadline for reviews
 18:00   Jury meeting

  NOV 4 
 ROUND 2                          
 14:00  Round 2
  
  NOV 5 
 DRAWS                             
 14:00  Third draws

 NOV 7  JURY & REVIEWS          
 17:00   Deadline for reviews
 18:00   Jury meeting

 NOV 8  FINALS & CLOSING      
 10:00  Finals
 20:00  Closing ceremony
* all hours correspond to time in Paris

For any questions please contact us
oc@itym.org

Gymnasium AIA-GESS       International Black Sea University       Grigol Robakidze University
     Belarusian State University                  

University A.I. CuzaINRIA   T. Kableshkov University of Transport ITMO UniversityJacobs University

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