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I was wondering if anyone knew anything about getting into the International Mathematics Olympiad. Any advice would be nice.

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SMC->BMO1->BMO2->Trinity Camp->Tonbridge Camp->IMO. You need to be one of the 6 best mathematicians under 18 in the country. And also, you need luck.
What are you getting on SMC etc at the moment?
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Just be a young maths genius. Thats all
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Be really really really really good at maths

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In all seriousness, get into BMO1 and BMO2. 20 are invited to a camp at Trinity college, Cambridge, after the results of BMO2 come out, then the best 8 go to a camp at Tonbridge school. Of those 8, 6 are selected for the Uk IMO team and the remaining 2 are reserves. For more details on the camps see here http://www.bmoc.maths.org/home/training.shtml#easter
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Pretty sure this kid will get in. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/t...ld-genius.html
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Pretty sure this kid will get in. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/t...ld-genius.html
Not this year...

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Know how to do maths, proper hard ****


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SMC->BMO1->BMO2->Trinity Camp->Tonbridge Camp->IMO. You need to be one of the 6 best mathematicians under 18 in the country. And also, you need luck.
What are you getting on SMC etc at the moment?
Well, I'm only 14 but I attempted to do the SMC '14 paper and got a mid-range silver. I think I was 5-10 marks off a Gold.
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Well, I'm only 14 but I attempted to do the SMC '14 paper and got a mid-range silver. I think I was 5-10 marks off a Gold.
Hmm, that's okay given your age. Keep working at maths until you find SMC trivial, and that's when you have a shot at the IMO team.
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Hmm, that's okay given your age. Keep working at maths until you find SMC trivial, and that's when you have a shot at the IMO team.
Do you reckon you'll get into the IMO team this year?
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Do you reckon you'll get into the IMO team this year?
Hard question to answer. There was only one year 13 in the team last year, so just one place available in the team. There's at least one person who has a better chance than me (he did well in the balkan MO last year) so I guess we'll just have to see. Atm, I'm around bronze medal level, so I have a decent chance, but hopefully I'll get better during the course of this year...
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Hmm, that's okay given your age. Keep working at maths until you find SMC trivial, and that's when you have a shot at the IMO team.
How do you reckon I should go about doing such a thing?
By the way, sorry for not replying to your post quicker.
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How do you reckon I should go about doing such a thing?
By the way, sorry for not replying to your post quicker.
The best students at the Inter maths challenge (and follow-on rounds) get invited to the UKMT Summer schools - that should be your aim next year.
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How do you reckon I should go about doing such a thing?
By the way, sorry for not replying to your post quicker.
Past papers. Practice is most important at this stage while you're getting silvers. You'll start to come up with techniques and shortcuts. After you're getting 115 to 125 on papers, then do BMO papers, and learn some theorems and proof techniques.
It's fine, it's your thread anyway
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The best students at the Inter maths challenge (and follow-on rounds) get invited to the UKMT Summer schools - that should be your aim next year.
Yes, my aim this year is to get to the Oxford Summer School. To get to this, I am also aiming for Gold in the IMC and a high mark in the follow-on Olympiad to progress to this stage.
I am using Art of Problem Solving Volume 1: The Basics to do all of the above. Would I be able to do this all with the help of the book and 4-5 months of preparation.

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Yes, my aim this year is to get to the Oxford Summer School. To get to this, I am also aiming for Gold in the IMC and a high mark in the follow-on Olympiad to progress to this stage.
I am using Art of Problem Solving Volume 1: The Basics to do all of the above. Would I be able to do this all with the help of the book and 4-5 months of preparation.

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What are you getting on IMC and IMOK?
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Yes, my aim this year is to get to the Oxford Summer School. To get to this, I am also aiming for Gold in the IMC and a high mark in the follow-on Olympiad to progress to this stage.
I am using Art of Problem Solving Volume 1: The Basics to do all of the above. Would I be able to do this all with the help of the book and 4-5 months of preparation.

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Has your school got the past papers to practise? Are you involved in the team challenges?

Are you on the mentoring scheme?
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What are you getting on IMC and IMOK?
First time doing an official IMC. I have not tried any past papers yet for IMC or IMOK. I am thinking of preparing for the IMC first with about a 15% focus on to the following round. If I do well enough to qualify for the follow-on round, I will then focus 100% on it.
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Has your school got the past papers to practise? Are you involved in the team challenges?

Are you on the mentoring scheme?
I am using the internet for IMC past papers and aiming for 100+ each time. For the other two, they are both a no.
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