POM Problems and Solutions 2022-23

PROBLEMS

  • January 2023: Problems (corrected: Math problem now specifies number of glove sizes, correction in CS problem, correction in Physics 10 pt problem)

SUBMITTING SOLUTIONS AND VIEWING SCORES

Please see this page for instructions.

CONTEST RULES

  • There are two levels of participation: grade 8 and younger and grades 9-10. While problems will be same for all students, each group will compete independently and have its own winners.
  • You can join the competition at any time. Please see this page for instructions.
  • While solving the problems, you may consult the web, books and other published literature, and may receive help from other people who are not participating in the contest. We ask you to clearly indicate any help you received or sources you consulted in your solutions. You are not allowed to collaborate with other participants (this includes your siblings!).
  • You may submit solutions to any number of problems (you can submit more than one problem from the same subject), but only six top scores each month will count towards your total score in the PoM Competition.
  • Problems will be posted on the 15th day of each month. We expect your solutions by the 10th day of the next month. Solutions must be uploaded online as described below; solutions won't be accepted by email.
  • On the 11th day, we will be posting hints for some of the problems. We will continue accepting solutions until 15th day of the month; however, solutions posted between days 10 and 15 will only receive 60% of the score.
  • On the 15th day of the following month, we will post solutions (e.g. solutions of September problems will be posted on October 15th.) After this, solutions will no longer be accepted.
  • All submitted solutions will be graded; you will be able to see your score and graders' comments in your account. If you disagree with the graders' decisions you can submit an appeal and your solution with get a second round of consideration.