MISE Tournament is Ghana's premier mathematical problem solving competition for 11 - 17 year old students in Ghanaian Schools. The Tournament consists of two selection rounds and its a preliminary selection program for Mathematical Olympiad Program. The tournament provides an excellent opportunity for aspiring young mathematicians to develop problem solving skills, get tournament experience, bond and connect with peers from diverse backgrounds.
The MISE Tournament emphasizes ingenuity rather than knowledge in solving the problems so younger students are not at much of a disadvantage compared to older students. The competition targets students who enjoy solving mathematical problems in a variety of areas and want to strengthen their creative mathematical skills.
2015 Registration Deadline: January,31
Round 1: OPEN Tournament (21st March 2015)
• Its a 50-minute, online multiple-choice exam.
• It is administered at a computer lab or Internet cafe.
• It has NO penalty for guessing.
Round 2: MISE Invitational (25th April 2015)
• It is a paper and pencil exam administered at a school classroom over a 120-minute period.
• It is taken by top scorers on the Open Exam.
• All answers are non-negative integers.
Math Olympiad Program (20th July - 1st Aug 2015)*
• It will be hosted by Lincoln Community School over a two-week period.
• Invitation is extended to the top 20 scorers on the Invitational Exam.
• Problems require proper argumentation and proof.
Anticipated Math Olympiad Finals Schedule
1 Students Arrive – Orientation & Opening Ceremony
2 Topic - Logic and Proofs
3 Topic – Algebra
4 Topic – Algebra
5 Topic – Number Theory
6 Weekend Excursions
7 Weekend Excursions
8 Topic - Number Theory
9 Topic – Number Theory
10 Topic – Combinatorics
11 Topic – Combinatorics
12 Topic – Combinatorics
13 Final Exam and Research Symposium.
Syllabus/ Learning resources