to our 39th year of competition. Many leading teachers
believe that solving problems is the best way to teach and
learn mathematics. MOEMS® (the
Mathematical Olympiads for Elementary and Middle Schools
) is built upon this foundation.
stands for Person In
Charge of Olympiads.
That's you - the person who will devote time,
effort, and energy regularly to help your Math Olympians grow
as problem solvers. We salute your commitment to help your
students "be all that they can be" and extend our
best wishes for an exciting, challenging, enjoyable, and mathematically
help you become aware of some details of MOEMS®
and to help you prepare your students for the contests, HERE
ARE THREE BASIC POINTS TO START:
It is important that you study the following information
carefully, since you will receive all materials (including
practice materials and the contests) and submit all student
data (including the scoring) via the Online Scoring System.
For every team there are three critical pieces of information.
All are needed before our computers
can accept a student's scores.
team enrolled in Math Olympiads has a unique seven-digit
Team ID number. Schools with more than one team
will have a different Team ID for each team. Use
the Team ID only for the team to which it was assigned.
PICO will receive a password to the Online Scoring System.
(It is recommended that this be immediately changed
to something more memorable.) For PICOs with more than
one team, the password will give access to all teams
coached by that PICO at that school.
list number (1 - 35) assigned to each student
tells our computers which line of the team's file is
reserved for a given student.
To identify a specific student in a communication to MOEMS,
team ID and line number must be used.
you cannot administer a contest on the scheduled date, do
so as soon as possible after that date. The first paragraph
of the September/October
Newsletter contains some additional information. Record
these dates on your calendar now.
All contests will be posted to our website one week
before the scheduled contest date. We will send you
an email reminder at that time. Print out enough copies
of the first two pages (the problems) for all participants.
Print out one copy of the next two pages (the solutions)
for grading the Math Olympiad. Keep the questions
secret until you give the Olympiad; keep the solutions
secret until you collect the student papers. IMPORTANT! These are copyrighted materials. Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES
may the actual contests or the individual problems and/or
solutions be published in any form, including the internet
ARE IMPORTANT RESOURCES FOR YOU:
for PICOs, which can help you to organize.