2016 — 2017: Mathematics

Math Olympiad 2016-17In the aca­dem­ic year 2015/16 St. Peters­burg Uni­ver­sity togeth­er with Euler Found­a­tion holds the united inter­na­tion­al math­em­at­ic­al olympi­ad «For­mula of Unity» / «The Third Millenium».

School­chil­dren of grades 5–11 from Rus­sia and of equi­val­ent grades from all over the world are invited to par­ti­cip­ate. Par­ti­cip­a­tion in the com­pet­i­tion is free. Win­ners are invited to the Inter­na­tion­al Sum­mer Camp of «For­mula of Unity».

Inter­na­tion­al Math­em­at­ic­al Olympi­ad «For­mula of Unity» / «The Third Mil­len­ni­um» con­tin­ues two earli­er inde­pend­ent Olympi­ads: «For­mula of Unity» that took place in 2012/13 and «The Third Mil­len­ni­um» that has been con­duc­ted since 2001.

The win­ners receive a dis­count for par­ti­cip­a­tion in the sum­mer camp «For­mula of Unity».

The Olympi­ad is over!

The award­ing cere­mony took place on June 3, 2017 at St. Peters­burg Uni­ver­sity. This is a short movie about it (in Rus­si­an, but you can turn on subtitles):

This year, the qual­i­fy­ing round gathered almost 3,500 stu­dents from 16 coun­tries (includ­ing Rus­sia), of which more than 1200 passed to the final round. More than 250 chil­dren were awar­ded with dip­lo­mas of dif­fer­ent degrees for suc­cess­ful participation.

Chronology of events

All the news about the Olympiad are posted below from newest to oldest.

Final res­ults of the Olympiad

April 15, 2017

Here are the results:

All par­ti­cipants are asked to check cor­rect­ness of their per­son­al data. In case of any mis­take or incom­plete­ness please inform the organ­izers as soon as pos­sible ([email protected]​formulo.​org).

The win­ners receive a 25–50% dis­count for par­ti­cip­a­tion in the sum­mer camp «For­mula of Unity».

Pre­lim­in­ary res­ults of the final round

March 29, 2017

Pre­lim­in­ary res­ults of offi­cial par­ti­cipants (grades R6-R11) — res­ults of R5 will be added on March 30.

The res­ults of inof­fi­cial par­ti­cipants will be pub­lished by April 15.

The scanned par­ti­cipant’s solu­tions can be sent on request before April 3. Appeals are also accep­ted before April 3. All requests should be sent to the jury’s address [email protected]​formulo.​org.

Final round prob­lems & solutions

March 28, 2017

Pre­lim­in­ary res­ults of the final round will be pub­lished tomor­row, so here are the prob­lems of the final round and its solu­tions.

The final round is over

March 5, 2017

We plan to pub­lish pre­lim­in­ary res­ults of offi­cial par­ti­cipants of FdI Olympi­ad by March 29 and those of inof­fi­cial par­ti­cipants by April 10. 

Appeals are accep­ted with­in 2 days after pub­lic­a­tion of results.

Final round

January 22, 2017

The final round of the Inter­na­tion­al Math­em­at­ic­al Olympi­ad «For­mula of Unity» / «The Third Mil­len­ni­um» will take place in many coun­tries in dif­fer­ent dates (between Feb­ru­ary 25 and March 4). The par­ti­cipants will be giv­en prob­lems for 4 hours.

List of sites (with date, time and address — updated on Feb­ru­ary 24)

The list of sites in Belarus, Kaza­kh­stan, Rus­sia, Ukraina, Uzbek­istan and Tajikistan is pub­lished on the Rus­si­an page.

Here is the full list of par­ti­cipants of the final round includ­ing the win­ners of the pre­vi­ous year:


The par­ti­cipants and organ­izers are kindly asked to check per­son­al data in the table includ­ing the names of edu­ca­tion­al insti­tu­tions. In case of any mis­take or incom­plete­ness please inform the organ­izers as soon as pos­sible ([email protected]​formulo.​org).

Pre­lim­in­aryFinal res­ults of the qual­i­fy­ing round

December 30, 2016

About 3000 school stu­dents from 20 coun­tries took part in the 1st round. We pub­lish res­ults of all par­ti­cipants except for those from Belarus, Ecuador and Spain (we plan to pub­lish full res­ults on Janu­ary 10–12):

Res­ults of the first round (updated on Janu­ary 27)

Each of the sheets con­tains data for one grade. The res­ults are ordered by coun­try and sur­name. Score «-1» means dis­qual­i­fic­a­tion due to non-indi­vidu­al work.

The thresholds to pass into the second round:


If you par­ti­cip­ated in the Olympi­ad and your res­ult is miss­ing, or if you found any tech­nic­al error, please report imme­di­ately to  [email protected]​formulo.​org.

The second (final) round is planned for Feb­ru­ary 26.

Qual­i­fy­ing round res­ults are delayed

December 17, 2016

More than 2700 stu­dents from 20 coun­tries par­ti­cip­ated in the Olympiad!

The eval­u­ation is almost over, and we plan to pub­lish full res­ults by the 10th of January.

See you dur­ing the second round on Feb­ru­ary 26!

The qual­i­fy­ing round is over

November 19, 2016

The res­ults will be pub­lished on Decem­ber, 29.

See you dur­ing the second round in February!

Start of the qual­i­fy­ing round

October 22, 2016

The par­ti­cipants are sup­posed to be school stu­dents of grades equi­val­ent to Rus­si­an grades 5–11 (11–17 years old). Those from coun­tries with a dif­fer­ent sys­tem of grades will be able to choose their sets of prob­lems accord­ing to the table of match­ing grades (for some coun­tries) or accord­ing to the age of stu­dents: Rus­si­an Grade 5 cor­res­ponds approx­im­ately to 2005 year of birth, grade 11 — to 1999.

Here is the first (cor­res­pond­ence) round of competition.

Please remem­ber that your solu­tion of every prob­lem should include full reas­on­ing, and not only the right answer.

We will be happy if your friends who like math­em­at­ics also par­ti­cip­ate. How­ever, every work should be done per­son­ally; oth­er­wise, your paper will not be considered.

Please be care­ful with mak­ing up of your work, fol­low the rules and declare all neces­sary data. You need not include state­ments of prob­lems into your paper; please write down your solu­tions only.

It appeared that the organ­izers do not have a solu­tion of one of the prob­lems in the grade R11. In any case, we are going to score sig­ni­fic­ant advances towards the solu­tion, and we can­not exclude that someone will ulti­mately find a solution.

You can write your solu­tions by hand and scan them or type them using a text edit­or. Solu­tions should be writ­ten in Esper­anto, Bul­gari­an, Eng­lish, French, Ger­man, Geor­gi­an, Hebrew, Per­sian, Romani­an, Rus­si­an, Span­ish, Ukrain­i­an, or Uzbek; use of oth­er lan­guages should be agreed with the organ­izers in advance. For anonym­ous grad­ing, you should not write down your name on the paper sheets with solutions.

Before sub­mit­ting your solu­tions, please fill in a ques­tion­naire. (Please down­load it in Excel format if MS Excel is avail­able. Oth­er­wise, please copy the ques­tions from the second page and add your answers in an .odt or a .txt file.)

The solu­tions should be sub­mit­ted to the Jury before Novem­ber 18.

Please indic­ate your grade of par­ti­cip­a­tion (R5, …, R11) in the Sub­ject line.

Announce­ment of the Olympiad

October 11, 2016

In the aca­dem­ic year 2016/17 the first round of the Olympi­ad will be held from Octo­ber 22 to Novem­ber 18.

Prob­lems and detailed instruc­tions will be pub­lished on Octo­ber 22. The prob­lems will be pub­lished in Eng­lish, French, Ger­man, Romani­an, Rus­si­an, Per­sian, Span­ish, Ukrain­i­an, and Uzbek languages.

The Organ­iz­ing Com­mit­tee is avail­able by e‑mail [email protected]​formulo.​org.