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Spring Mathematics Competition

Program Director:
Dr. Carlos Bosch Giral


Spring Mathematics Competition was founded in 1996 by Dr. Carlos Bosch. The competition is aimed at two categories of Junior High School students: under thirteen and under fifteen.


Participation in the competition is individual at both the local and international level. The objective is to encourage interest in math amongst young participants. In addition, these competitions have served teachers at all levels by creating a forum for reflection and dialogue on mathematics teaching.


The contest is carried out in three stages. The first two stages are applied in school under the supervision of teachers who have volunteered to participate in the competition. During the second stage, the best students each level are selected to participate in the third stage. The top ten students from each level of the third stage become Mexican delegation representatives at the May Olympiad and the Rio de la Plata Mathematics Olympiad.


Participation in International Competitions

Because the competition has proven to be well-organized and reliable, the AMC has received two permanent invitations to participate in international contests:


The May Olympiad, organized by the Latin American Federation of Math Competitions, is held by correspondence simultaneously in Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries. Mexican contestants have won awards at these competitions. In the period between 1996 and 2013 Mexico won 25 gold medals, 64 silver medals, 160 bronze medals and 87 honorable mentions.


The Rio de la Plata Mathematics Olympiad, organized by the same institution, is held each year in the second week of December at a location in Rio de la Plata. This competition is for Latin American countries. Between 1996 and 2013 Mexico won 12 gold medals, 19 silver medals and 28 bronze medals.



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