USA Mathematical Talent Search

United States of America Mathematical Talent Search

Each year the USAMTS consists of four rounds, each round featuring five problems. The problems are published on the USAMTS web site. Each round of problems is published at least four weeks before solutions are due. Students are asked to submit solutions to at least two of the problems each round. They can earn 5 points for the complete, well-written solution of each
problem, and hence can accumulate up to 100 points during the school year.

Student solutions to the USAMTS problems are graded by mathematicians and comments are returned to the students. Our goal is to help all students develop their problem solving skills, improve their technical writing abilities, and mature mathematically while having fun. We wish to foster not only insight, ingenuity and creativity, but also the virtue of perseverance, which is equally essential in scientific endeavors.