About Math Olympiad

The Kettering Mathematics Olympiad is a competition designed to identify and encourage students with interests and abilities in mathematics. This will be Kettering University’s 16th Mathematics Olympiad. Our goal is to host an Olympiad that is one of the most prestigious mathematical competitions in the region. The examination is designed for students in grades 9 through 12. However, any student working towards a high school degree who is currently enrolled in a public school, private school or a home-school program can sit for the examination.

The competition consists of six challenging problems and has a time limit of four hours. The problems range from “mind-benders” that require little mathematical skills to problems that require the knowledge of geometry, trigonometry and beginning calculus. No calculators are permitted for this competition.

Competitions are held on the Kettering University campus in Flint, MI and at Kettering Fairmont High School in Kettering, OH. Kettering University, the city of Kettering, and the high school were named in honor of the same person - Charles F. Kettering; hence the extension of the examination to Kettering, OH is a natural fit. Note the same examination is given in both locations at the same time.