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 13th ITYM is being co-organised, in particular, by  the Belarusian State Uni-versity and the French Association Animath. 

It will take place online in October 6-17, 2021. 
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 20 countries have already benefited from the tournament.

Due to Covid-19, the 13th edition of the ITYM will be held online in October.
We are also organising an online summer school in August.

The problems were published on June 21 (updates are possible).
Registration is open until September 1.
The timetable is preliminary.



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 1

▹ 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
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 JUNE 21  PROBLEMS                    
 22:00* Publication of the list of

 SEP 1  REGISTRATION                 
 22:00  Deadline for registration

 22:00  Deadline for sending
              preliminary solutions

 OCT 5  FINAL WM                          
 22:00  Deadline for sending
              final solutions

 OCT 6  DRAWS                                
 17:00  First draws

 OCT 8  JURY & REVIEWS            
 17:00  Deadline for reviews
 18:00  Jury meeting

 11:00  Opening ceremony
 14:00  Round 1
 OCT 10  DRAWS                              
 16:00  Second draws

 OCT 12 
 JURY & REVIEWS           
 17:00  Deadline for reviews
 18:00  Jury meeting

 OCT 13 
 ROUND 2                          
 16:00  Round 2
 OCT 14 
 17:00  Third draws

 OCT 16  JURY & REVIEWS          
 17:00   Deadline for reviews
 18:00   Jury meeting

 OCT 17  FINALS & CLOSING       
 10:00  Finals
 19:00  Closing ceremony
* all hours correspond to time in Paris

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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

   Animath    Time for Science Foundation   Romanian Mathematical Society    Institute of Mathematics and Informatics  National Academy of Sciences of Belarus    Abel Prize   Ile de France

Lyceum of the Belarusian State University   Laboratory for Continuous Mathematical Education      National College of Iasi     St. Paul's School

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Make education more breathtaking and advanced!

How you can help:

▹ Become a team leader – form and train a team of high school students in your country

▹ Become a local organiser – host the tournament in your country

▹ Become a volunteer – give us a hand before and during the tournament

▹ Become a juror – evaluate students' work

▹ Become an author – suggest research problems
▹ Become a sponsor – support financially

Thank you!