Sample Puzzles

You can view previous years’ puzzles by clicking on the year in the navigation bar.

AILO 2018/9 Sample Puzzles

AILO 2019 Sample Set One (pop-up asks two questions first and then redirects)
AILO 2019 Sample Set Two (pop-up asks two questions first and then redirects)
AILO 2019 Sample Set Three (pop-up asks two questions first and then redirects)
AILO 2019 Sample Set Four (pop-up asks two questions first and then redirects), Answer booklet and Sample Set Four Solutions 2019 (minus Greek) and AILO Round 1 marking scheme 2015 for all including Greek.

AILO November / December 2018 Workshop Materials

The ADAPT AILO Problem-Solving workshop materials were developed and tested in Summer 2018 thanks to funding from Science Foundation Ireland and the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

You can download the pack here: AILO Teaching Materials Brochure 2019.

31 workshops are taking place all over the island. If you missed a workshop, you can try the 90 minute workshop materials yourself here! We would love to hear your feedback at ailo@adaptcentre.ie too.

Workshop Briefing Notes AILO 2019 Workshop Briefing Notes

Workshop PowerPoint presentation AILO_2019_Workshop_Template

Workshop Exercises, Puzzles  2019 AILO Workshop Exercises and Solutions 2019 AILO Workshop Solutions (pop-up asks two questions first and then redirects)

You can also try the 2017/8 workshop puzzles, sample sets and competition papers on the 2018 page.

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Puzzles from the AILO Brochure

Some Samples from other Olympiads

  • A List of fun problems (ranging from easy to hard) from the UKLO website
  • A large collection of problems, of different levels of difficulty, used in the North American Olympiad
  • Finally even larger collection of problems, including those from the International Linguistics Olympiads. (Log in as ‘guest’, password ‘guest’.)
    If you click ‘browse all’, you’ll see a long list of test questions, mostly paired with their solutions. Not all are written in English, but a large number are.