The MISE Tournament is an exciting annual mathematical problem solving competition for 11-17years old students in Ghana.  The Tournament 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 Tournament is to identify students with exceptional mathematical talents for our summer research program. Rather than testing content, most of the tournament problems test logical thinking and mathematical problem solving.

There are three stages of competition. The first stage is an online multiple-choice Open Tournament for all interested student who satisfy the age criteria. Thereafter the top 10% highest scoring students on the Open exam are invited to participate in the second stage competition known as the Invitational Tournament.

Top performing students on the invitiational tournament are invited to participate the Mathematical Olympiad Program. The Ghana Math Olympiad program is a two week intensive mathematical problem solving training and testing program designed to introduce students to key concepts not taught in the normal school environment. Students explore and refine their skills in advanced problem solving techniques (conjecture, proofs, and analysis through a series of training and examinations to culminate in the third and final stage- Ghana National Mathematical Olympiad Finals. Results from the Olympiad exam will shortlist a team to represent Ghana at the International Mathematical Olympiad the following year.

The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is the World Championship Mathematics Competition for pre-university students and is held annually in a different country. The first IMO was held in 1959 in Romania, with 7 countries participating. It has gradually expanded to over 100 countries from 5 continents. In Ghana MISE Foundation is the organization authorized to recruit and train Ghana's team for this prestigious international event. The International Mathematics Olympiad is widely regarded as a pinnacle achievement for young mathematicians.
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  • January 31st -- Registration Deadline
  • March --  Open Tournament Exam
  • April/May --Invitational Semi- final Tournament Exam
  • July --  MISE- Ghana Mathematical Olympiad
  • August --  MISE Junior Math Olympiad
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.