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Work as team. Solve problems. Celebrate mathematics.

The Pi Day Mathematics Competition is an opportunity for secondary students in Qatar’s independent and private schools to explore the fun side of mathematics.

Applications must be submitted in English.


About Pi Day

The ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter is an irrational number denoted by the Greek letter π and commonly approximated as 3.14. Every year, the day March 14 (written as 3/14 in the month/date format) is celebrated in several countries as Pi Day. The main objective of these celebrations is to highlight the importance of π and have some fun doing mathematics. Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar will host a Pi Day celebration by organizing a mathematics competition for high school students. The goal of this competition is to enhance awareness of and interest in mathematics in the high school communities in Qatar.

The Competition

Teams of four students compete in two rounds of mathematical problem solving. The preliminary round takes place in February and the scores are tabulated. The top four teams advance to the final round, which is held in March. The venue for both events is the Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar campus in Education City.


Any high school student in the State of Qatar is eligible to participate. See rules and regulations for more details.

Rules and Regulations

Please read the CMU-Q Pi Day mathematics competition rules and regulations before entering the competition.


Certificates of Participation will be given to all participants in the preliminary round. The finalists will receive awards after the final round.


Questions about Pi Day?

Please contact Professor Hasan Demirkoparan (hasand@qatar.cmu.edu) or Prof. Zelealem Yilma (zyilma@qatar.cmu.edu).

Past Pi Day Competition Booklets


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