Welcome to the 37th year of the MATHEMATICAL OLYMPIADS. We hope you find our contests and materials a valuable addition to your math program. Many leading teachers believe that solving problems is the best way to teach problem solving. MOEMS® (the Mathematical Olympiads for Elementary and Middle Schools ) is built on this foundation.
A PICO is the Person In Charge of the Olympiads - that's YOU now. We salute you for your commitment to help students grow mathematically and as problem solvers, to strive to reach their potential. We wish you and your students a lively, challenging, enjoyable, and valuable experience this year.
We suggest that before you meet with your mathletes, you study all the documents in this section, the handbook for new teams, and in the Start-of-year materials for all teams. They can help you plan for your practices and other things.
Included with your enrollment are the following useful items:
get started with practices, log in and download the 50 problems and solutions
from the past two years. Treat our contests as part of a larger program
that develops problem-solving skills. 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 .
One effective approach used by many teachers is the following:
During the year you will receive the following mailings and emails:
An excellent way to prepare your students for this year's contests is to provide them with opportunities to solve non-routine problems such as the collections of Olympiad problems mentioned above. If we can be of any additional help, do not hesitate to contact us.
Again, welcome to the Olympiads! We wish you a stimulating and mathematically productive year.