Welcome to the BAMO Web Site!
The Bay Area Mathematical Olympiad (BAMO) consists of two exams, each taken by hundreds of students, with 5 proof-type math problems to be solved in 4 hours. One exam is for students in 8th grade and under, and the other for students in 12th grade and under. They are held on the last Tuesday of every February, at schools and several open sites around the Bay Area.

THE 21st annual BAMO will take place at participating schools on Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019, and the awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, March 10, 2019, at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley.

Registration is now open! (Go to the "Apply" link.)

You can find all previous exams and solutions on our archives page.

Please Donate!

BAMO has been free for all participants for the past twenty years, supported by grants and generous donations from individuals. Our expenses have increased and we are struggling to keep this event sustainable and inclusive. If you have not donated before, please consider doing so. Even better, ask your workplace to match your donation. We still need to raise about $5,000 for BAMO 2019. Please contact bamo@msri.org to help sponsor this year's contest.