International Hope Cup Mathematics Invitational (IHC)

2024 World Event

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International Hope Cup Mathematics Invitational

Rules and Regulations


* To foster young people’s interest in mathematics, help them understand mathematics more thoroughly, and expand their critical thinking abilities.

* To help young people build confidence in learning mathematics and encourage them to take on challenges. Affirm students' contribution and growth in the field of mathematics.

* Help young people develop team spirit and learn teamwork and cooperation from an early age.

* To establish a platform for global mathematics educators to communicate and to elevate the current level of mathematics education.

Competition System

The International Hope Cup Mathematics Invitational is divided into two competition stages: the first stage is the Regional Competition, and the second stage is the Global Peak Challenge. The Regional Competition and the Global Peak Challenge are independent from each other. The Regional Competition is an individual competition organized locally by responsible organization from each country or region (Regional coordinators must be approved by the organizing committee and undergo annual review). It takes place on the second weekend of April each year. The Global Peak Challenge is a team competition held worldwide, with hosting duties rotating among participating countries. Teams from various countries compete together on the same stage. It is held in the middle of the first week of August each year.

Regional Competition

The regional competition is an individual competition. Complete a fixed number of questions within a fixed time, and only the answers need to be filled in, no process is required.

IHC2 – grade 1&2 group (Age group: 7&8): 25 questions in 60 minutes

IHC 4 – grade 3&4 group (Age group: 9&10): 25 questions in 90 minutes

IHC 6 – grade 5&6 group (Age group: 11&12): 25 questions in 90 minutes

IHC 8 – grade 7&8 group (Age group: 13&14): 25 questions in 90 minutes

IHC Advance – High School group (Age group: 15-18): 25 questions in 90 minutes

The Regional Competition for the year 2024 will take place from April 13, 2024, to April 14, 2024.

Registration Deadline: March 31, 2024


Gold Winner Certificates

Silver Winner Certificates

Bronze Winner Certificates

Merit Certificates

All participants get participant certificates

All certificates have a QR code, and the authenticity can be checked through the QR code or the certificate number.

Regional Competition Method

A country (region) designates one organizer for unified management. The local organizer can arrange competitions in the region within the specified time frame. The competition time of the same level in the same country (region) must be consistent. Before the competition time frame ends, the local organizer needs to ensure the safety of the competition questions, and it is not allowed to publish all or part of the competition questions in any form offline or online. The local organizers need to find a suitable venue for the competition and arrange proctoring and other organizing work. According to the local situation, the local organizer can decide to use the online or offline mode do run the competition.

Language: The official languages of the competition are English and Chinese.

Personal Center

Each participant obtains his/her own personal center, from which he/she can download learning materials such as practice question set, get the admission ticket information. And after the awards are given, the award certificates can be downloaded from the personal center. Participants can also obtain the test report from the personal center to understand their own knowledge weaknesses and ability cobwebs. After the competition, all test questions will be uploaded to the personal center for participants to download and study.

Global Peak Challenge

The Global Peak Challenge is a team competition consisting of three formats: individual competition, team speed competition, and team thinking competition.

Individual Round: One round lasting 30 minutes, with a total of 10 questions, each worth 10 points. Participants answer individually, completing the tasks independently.

Team Speed Rounds: Two rounds, each lasting 10 minutes, with 6 questions in each round, each worth 10 points. Teams collaborate, submitting a final answer sheet collectively.

Team Thinking Round: One round lasting 45 minutes, with 10 questions, each worth 10 points. Teams collaborate, submitting a final answer sheet collectively.

Categories: IHC4, IHC6, IHC8, IHC-Advance

Individual Awards: Individual Gold Medalist, Individual Silver Medalist, Individual Bronze Medalist
Team Awards: 1st Place Team, 2nd Place Team, 3rd Place Team, Team Gold Award, Team Silver Award

The 2024 Global Peak Challenge is scheduled to take place in Macau from August 6, 2024, to August 8, 2024. Registration details will be announced separately.

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All Hope Math international members are eligible to register for this event.

Hope Math certified coaches can sign up this event for their students. The Hope Math Club division can sign up this event for division members.

Write email to to get more information about how to become a coach and how to form a club division.