Math Competition Resources

I think the best way to get better in math competitions is to practice lots and lots of problems from math competitions. Almost every contest has example problems or old tests to look at. Here, for example, are some from the Math League, the Northwest Math Championship, and Math Is Cool.

Another super resource for math students is the Art of Problem Solving. They have a forum for discussing all aspects of math contests, from how to do particular problems (very useful) to what scores people think they got (not so useful). They also have a line of textbooks specifically designed for math competitions, online classes, and an enormous archive of old problems, mostly with solutions. Here, for instance, are problems from the AMC-10, the AMC-12, and the AIME.

And here is a list of additional resources as suggested by the Mathematical Association of America.

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