Created in 1977 by Dr. George Lenchner, an internationally known math educator.  Over 200,000 students from 6,500 teams from 50 US states and about 38 other countries were represented.



  • To stimulate enthusiasm and a love for Mathematics
  • To teach major strategies for problem solving
  • To develop Mathematical flexibility in solving problems
  • To strengthen Mathematical intuition
  • To foster Mathematical creativity and ingenuity
  • To provide for the satisfaction, joy, and thrill of meeting challenges
  • To encourage students to practice math