National Mathematics Contest
This is the main activity of the UMS. Every year, UMS organizes National Mathematics contests for Primary, O-level, A-level and University level students. Students from all schools in Uganda have an opportunity to participate in Paper I. The aims of the contest are to:
- Stimulate and develop the interest of Ugandan youths in solving mathematical problems.
- Promote positive interaction and healthy competition among youths at national level.
- Popularize mathematics among youths with a view of identifying prospective mathematicians while young.
- Identify Ugandan youths who will participate in the Pan African Mathematics Olympiad as well as the International Mathematics Olympiad.
National Mathematics Quiz
To start with each assessor writes a set of quiz questions and sends them to the UMS quiz bank questions. Thereafter, the team forms a panel and meets to discuss each of the questions by categorizing according to the demands of each question. It is from this paneling that rounds (round 1, round 2 and round 3) questions are created.
The number of competitors, time available, resources etc. will determine the number of questions per round. Round1 and round 2 are knocking out levels. The marking guide and score for each question is done and agreed upon by the assessors in the panel.
Pan African Mathematics Olympiad
The Pan African Mathematics Olympiads (PAMO) are prestigious event of the African Mathematics Union (AMU) organized each year in an African Country where the best pupils in Mathematics of the Secondary Education who are less than twenty (20) years old, are invited to compete.
While emulating the African Youth, it contributes to integration and allows the AMU to detect new talents in Mathematics in order to secure a changeover of quality.
International Mathematics Olympiad
The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is the largest, oldest and the most prestigious scientific Olympiad in the world. Its standard can only be maintained by a well concerted international collaborative effort.
Nevertheless each year it is organized in a different country and each venue lends to the IMO a different cultural flavour. The local organization must be clearly intertwined with the core international collaboration processes that happen at each IMO and the need to maintain the traditions and standards imposes on the organizers certain academic and procedural requirements.