Useful Books & Links

General Problem Solving:


Holton, D. (2009). A first step to mathematical olympiad. (First ed., Vol. 1, p. 297). World Scientific.

Rusczyk, R., & Lehoczky, S. (2006). The Art of Problem Solving, Volume 1: The Basics. (7th ed., Vol. 1, p. 288). AoPS Incorporated.


Engel, A. (1999). Problem-solving strategies. (Corrected ed., p. 416). Springer.

Andreescu, T., & Gelca, R. (2009). Mathematical olympiad challenges. (2nd ed. ed., p. 300). Birkhäuser Boston.

Andreescu, T.(2011). Mathematical Olympiad Treasures. (2nd ed. ed., p. 261). Birkhäuser Boston.


Andreescu, T., Feng, Z. (2001). 101 Problems in Algebra From the Training of USA IMO Team. AMT Publishing.

Pham, K. H. (2006). Secrets in Inequalities. (1st ed., Vol. 1, p. 251). GIL Publishing House.


Chua C. C., Koh K. M. (1992) Principles and Techniques in Combinatorics. World Scientific.

Andreescu, T., Feng, Z. (2003) 102 Combinatorial Problems from the training of USA IMO team (1st ed., p. 115) Birkhäuser.


Andreescu, T., Feng, Z. (2005) 103 Trigonometric Problems: from the training of USA IMO team. (1st ed, p.214) Birkhäuser.

Number Theory

Andreescu, T., Andrica, D., Feng, Z. (2007) 104 Number Theory Problems: from the training of USA IMO team (1st ed. p. 204) Springer.

Useful Links

Art of Problem Solving: First stop for finding contest problems and discussing Olympiad problems on the forum. The Alcumus program on the website is also extremely useful for beginners.

The IMO Compendium: Collection of IMO problems as well as Math Olympiad articles specific to topics in Math Olympiad.

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