Welcome to the BAMO Web Site!

Registration for BAMO 2020 is now open! If you are a teacher, staff, or administrator who would like to proctor for BAMO, please register here: Link to BAMO registration form.

If you are a student who would like to take either the BAMO-8 or BAMO-12 exams, you should express your interest to a teacher at your school who will be proctoring for the BAMO exam. (If BAMO is not proctored at your school, you can still take the BAMO exam at another school or test center where BAMO is proctored. Here is a list of BAMO exam locations which are able to accept outside students. It is YOUR responsibility to contact the proctor at a site where you wish to take BAMO. We cannot guarantee that these sites will have spots; check as early as possible. Please note that homeschooled students cannot take this exam at home.)

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 Wednesday of every February, at schools and several open sites around the Bay Area.

The 22nd annual BAMO will take place at participating schools on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. The awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, March 14, 2020.

If you want to find your score on BAMO 2019 and you know your ID number, please visit this page. If you forgot your ID number, check with the proctoring site where you took BAMO. The proctor has your scores.

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. Please contact bamo@msri.org to help sponsor this year's contest.