Informatics olympiads: Approaching mathematics through code

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  • Article: Informatics olympiads: Approaching mathematics through code
  • Author(s): Benjamin A. Burton
  • Journal: Mathematics Competitions 20 (2007), no. 2, 29-51

Abstract: Many readers are familiar with the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), a pinnacle in the yearly calendar of mathematics competitions. Here we introduce its cousin in computer science, the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI).

Download: http://www.amt.edu.au/mc20072BenBurton.pdf (free)

Comments: This article introduces the IOI to the mathematics olympiad community. It includes a discussion of relative advantages and disadvantages of informatics olympiads in comparison to traditional mathematics competitions.