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Maths Olympics

The Maths Olympics is a fast-paced team-based relay competition to solve as many mathematical puzzles as possible. It's a high-energy event, combining lateral thinking with physical activity. It is definitely one of the highlights of the MUMS calendar!

Each year, MUMS runs two such events: the Schools Maths Olympics (SMO), and the University Maths Olympics (UMO). They are similar in style, but vary in difficulty and in who is eligible to compete:

  • The SMO is at a slightly easier standard, and is for high school students only. It is held on the University of Melbourne Open Day.
  • The UMO is open to all university students and staff, as well as the winning teams from the SMO.

Both Maths Olympics are held in the JH Mitchell Theatre (formerly Theatre A) in the Peter Hall Building, at the University of Melbourne.

Please follow the links on the left side of this page to find our more about the Schools and University Maths Olympics, including past questions and results.