You would first try to change or simplify the problem if possible, try small cases, then pick an approach, try to prove it and maybe fail, pick another approach or maybe try to prove a stronger result that you conjectured, find out that your conjecture was false, move on to another approach, etc.

## How do I get better at math Olympiad?

**Eight Effective Tips to Crack a Math Olympiad**

- Start early. Don’t wait for the right time to start your preparations. …
- Gather your study material. …
- Look up for the right tutor. …
- Keep track of your progress. …
- Do smart study. …
- Love your competitors. …
- Stay optimistic. …
- Relax and stay stress-free.

## How do I start preparing for math Olympiads?

**Read on to find out eight Math Olympiad skills your child can practice at home or through a math contest problems center.**

- Make Sure You Cover the Basics. …
- Look at Word Questions. …
- Arithmetic Will Come Up. …
- Don’t Forget the Geometry. …
- Do Some Graph Work. …
- Combine Fractions, Ratios, and Percentages.

## What is the syllabus of MATHs Olympiad?

The areas covered are arithmetic of integers, geometry, quadratic equations and expressions, trigonometry, co-ordinate geometry, the system of linear equations, permutations and combination, factorization of polynomial, inequalities, elementary combinatorics, probability theory and number theory, finite series, and …

## How hard is AMC 12?

The AMC 12 is significantly harder than AMC 10, but I wouldn’t place it at the highest difficulty for entry level contests. **It’s fairly difficult** though for the last 8 problems or so. Even though all problems can be solved with high school means, sometimes they are tricky.

## How can I do well on IMO?

**Mock tests** and Practise paper – once you understand the concepts and learn to solve different problems, the next most obvious step is to take up the mock papers. Practice as many IMO exam sample papers and Previous Years’ Olympiad question papers you can get hold of.

## How do I prepare my child for Math Olympiad?

The best way to do this is plan **a proper study schedule according to the syllabus** and stick to it regularly. It is only a right study schedule followed dedicatedly that can make your child’s preparation organized and help them to achieve their desired results easily.

## What are the 7 hardest math problems?

The problems are the **Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture, Hodge conjecture, Navier–Stokes existence and smoothness, P versus NP problem, Poincaré conjecture, Riemann hypothesis, and Yang–Mills existence and mass gap**.

## Is Putnam harder than IMO?

**Putnam has twice more problems than IMO has to be solved** in 2/3 of IMO’s time (3 hours compared to 4.5). It’s worth noting that first 2 problems of each contest (there are 2 contests each with 6 problems) are relatively easier than the easiest p.

## Can we use calculator in Olympiad exam?

no, **you can’t use calculators at the IMO exams**, however you can do rough work on the papers.

## What is a good AMC score?

What is a ‘good’ score? To get an idea of how to interpret scores, in 2019 on the AMC 10A a score of **60 was higher than 75% of all scores** nationwide, while a 103.5 was higher than 97.5% of all scores. On the AMC 12A, a 58.5 was also higher than 75% and a 84 was higher than 95% of scores nationwide.

## How do you train for Olympiads?

**Olympiad Preparation Guide**

- Test conceptual understanding and analytical thinking.
- Improve performance in school & stay ahead of peers.
- Assess student not just within class or school but atnational as well as international level.
- Give early exposure to competitive exams.