The MISE Tournament is an exciting annual mathematical problem solving competition for 12-17years old students in Ghana.The Tournament also provides an excellent opportunity for aspiring young mathematicians to develop their problem solving skills, get tournament experience, bond and connect with friends and others from different schools.  A special purpose of the MISE program is to introduce students to competition mathematics in a fun and enjoyable way, thus inspiring their further interest and advancement in mathematical sciences. Rather than testing content, most of the tournament problems test logical thinking and mathematical problem solving.
to help identify those few students with truly exceptional mathematics talent. - See more at:
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Summary of  MISE Tournament


Round 1: MISE Open Exam


•        Is a 50-minute, nationwide multiple-choice exam available to any student (Ages 12 to 17) who is registered by a school/Parent.

•        Administered at a registered school (Computer Lab designated by the teacher/test administrator) within the time period designated by the MISE Foundation.

•        Has NO Penalty for guessing.

Round 2: Invitational Semifinal Exam


•        Administered at a school (classroom or location designated by the teacher/test administrator) over a 120-minute period.

•        Taken by students who score in the top 10% of the Open Exam.

•        Has NO Penalty for guessing.


Round 3: National Olympiad Finals


•        Conducted at Lincoln Community School or Ghana International School over a 10-day period with 8/9 days of instruction and two days of testing.

•        Attended by students with the top 12 scores on the Semifinal Exam. We may invite other younger students.

•        Room and board are provided for students from other regions who require such services at an extra fee.

•        Students are responsible for transportation to and from the National Finals.

Anticipated National Finals Schedule


Day    Activity

1        Students Arrive – Orientation & Opening Ceremony

2        Topic -  Reading and Writing Proofs and problem solving foundations

3        Topic –  Algebra 1

4        Topic –  Algebra 2

5        Topic –  Algebra 3

6        Weekend Excursions

7        Weekend Excursions

8        Topic -  Number Theory 1

9        Topic –  Number Theory 2

10      Topic –  Number Theory 3

11      Topic –  Combinatorics 1

12      Topic –  Combinatorics 2

13      Final Exam and Research Symposium.

          Residential students Depart after Exam or Research Symposium



  • January 31st -- Registration Deadline
  • March --  Round 1 Exam
  • April/May --Round 2 Exams
  • July --  Round 3 Senior Program
  • August --  Round 3 Junior Program

Syllabus/ Learning resources

Sample questions for the 15-17 year old category can be found here. You may also check out the South African Math Olympiad 

Sample questions for the 
11-14 year old category can be found here they may also check out the Mathcounts site or the PWMC 

As always there are tons of videos here for 15- 17 year olds and here for 11-14 year olds.