Math Olympiad

Math Olympiads is a team of students who compete in problem solving math challenges. Once a week, the team meets to explore mathematical problem solving strategies. Each month students compete electronically against teams across the nation. Math Olympiad is an invitational club.

snapshot Math Problem solving contests for teams of up to 35 students in grades 4 through 8.
It is open only to schools, home schools, and institutes (NOT INDIVIDUALS).

goals

  • To stimulate enthusiasm and a love for Mathematics
  • To introduce important Mathematical concepts
  • 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

structure

 Club members explore a topic or strategy in depth, usingCreative Problem Solving in School Mathematics (or other sources), or they practice for the contests, using nonroutine problems from both Math Olympiad Contest Problems Volume 2 or Mathematical Olympiads Contest Problems for Elementary and Middle Schools (or other sources).

Math Olympiad Guidelines and Procedures:

  • Attendance is required at every session.
  • 30 to 45 minutes of homework will be issued each week. Failure to complete homework will result in dismissal of Olympiad team.
  • Students will report to Mrs. Joiner's room at 2:40pm on Olympiad meeting dates.
  • Students will be dismissed at car-rider line at 3:30pm