# Portal:Olympiads

**Welcome to the School of Olympiads!**

This school is for problem solving trainings for International Science Olympiads, in particular Mathematical Olympiads. The focus is on 'thinking' rather than 'knowledge'. We cover topics of Pure mathematics, Algorithmic studies, and Strategic Gaming.

The creators of this page wish that the contributors embrace the spirit of 'FreeCulturalism' and try to link only to open-source material as much as possible.

We try to introduce the concept of Brainstorming Talk Pages. This school has no fixed Syllabi; Our focus is on every aspect of problem solving.

# Divisions and Departments

[edit | edit source]The Wikiversity School of Olympiads is still in its formative stages and thus will take some time to create topics according to this School.

## Primary Wing/Prerequisites

[edit | edit source]- GCSE/CBSE/ICSE/HKEAA Mathematics

- Basic Knowledge of Recreational Mathematics
- C/C++/Pascal Languages
- Classical Chess, Bridge, etc.

## Senior(Main)

[edit | edit source]### Mathematics

[edit | edit source]The most important kind of problem-solving is Mathematical problems. Mathematics is a subject consisting of only problem solving. There are many mathematical problem-solving competitions like quizzes, olympiads, integration bees, etc. A major percentage of these competitions include the International Mathematical Olympiad and its selection processes around the world. There are many other international competitions, which either follow the IMO pattern like the Asia-Pacific Mathematical Olympiad, or have their own distinct structure like Mathematical Kangaroo or Tournament of Towns.

Apart from these, good problem-solving challenges can be found in form of elite entrance examinations around the world like IITJEE.

But all the exams can be broadly classified as either subjective proof-based {Like IMO and ToT, here we'll call them 'Maths' Contests} or MCQ Application based {Like Kangaroo and IITJEE, here we'll call them 'Matics' Contests}

Here, in this wikiversity school, the topics are divided under 18 chapters, 3 for each sub-topic.

- Discrete Mathematics------------------------------Brainstorm Forum

- Analytic Mathematics------------------------------Brainstorm Forum

- Abstract Mathematics------------------------------Brainstorm Forum

#### Some Latest Examination Papers

[edit | edit source]##### Maths Exams

[edit | edit source]- Indian Regional Mathematical Olympiad 2008-2009
- Indian National Mathematical Olympiad 2008-2009 (with Solutions)
- British Mathematical Olympiad Round 1 2008-2009
- British Mathematical Olympiad Round 2 2008-2009

##### Matics Exams

[edit | edit source]- Austrian Mathematical Kangaroo 9-10 2009 (The english translation distorts symbols, see german version here )
- Austrian Mathematical Kangaroo 11-12 2009 Solutions on Talk Page ; (The english translation distorts symbols, see german version here )

### Algorithmic Programming

[edit | edit source]- Operations Research Programming----------------------------Brainstorm Forum
- Array-Manipulation Programming------------------------------Brainstorm Forum

### Computing & Programming

[edit | edit source]- Web Designing (HTML,Java,etc.)
- Database Management (SQL,LINQ,etc.)
- Command Line (Logo,Mathematica,etc.)
- Animation (XNA,ActionScript,etc.)
- SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT (vb.NET,etc.)

### Research Topics

[edit | edit source]### Science Olympiads

[edit | edit source]Chemistry Olympiad

Physics Olympiad

### Gaming

[edit | edit source]# Resources

[edit | edit source]Know any good resources for scholars of this topic? Add them here!

## Text Books

[edit | edit source]- CBSE IX Maths(NCERT, India)
- CBSE X Maths(NCERT, India)
- CBSE XI Maths(NCERT, India)
- CBSE XII Maths 1(NCERT, India)
- CBSE XII Maths 2(NCERT, India)
- Wikibook on Chess

PROBLEM SOLVING STRATEGIES FOR MATH OLYMPIAD by ARTHUR ANGEL (Problem Book)

## School News

[edit | edit source]# Active participants

[edit | edit source]The histories of Wikiversity pages indicate who the active participants are. If you are an active participant in this school, you can list your name here (this can help small schools grow and the participants communicate better; for large schools it is not needed).

# External links

[edit | edit source]- WIMS
- Octave
- An interesting perspective on mathematics
- FreeMat - An open source Matlab clone
- Sage - a math program
- Msn nickleri
- 'are new mathematical truths discovered or invented?'
- EduGain - Website for Maths Practice

Educational level: this is a non-formal education resource. |

Completion status: Been started, but most of the work is still to be done. |