# 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.