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Over 150,000 students worldwide participate in ourfive
monthly contests, given from November to March. These contests provide an incentive
for students to intensify their study of math.
- 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).
- Choose from two grade-appropriate
- Division E (grades
- Division M (grades
- If a team has any
7th or 8th graders, it must be in the DIVISION M.
- If a team has NO 7th
or 8th graders, we strongly recommend that it be in the DIVISION E.
- NO team may have any
student who has completed grade 8.
- Teams may not be split
between two divisions.
- While students below
grade 4 will be accepted, we do not recommend it. Without proper support,
younger students can easily become afraid of math, rather than excited by
- Contests are taken
in the participating school.
- Each contest consists
of five nonroutine problems.
- Every problem requires
careful mathematical thinking and has a time limit.
- Calculators are not
- When a problem introduces
a more advanced concept, all necessary definitions are included.
- The detailed solution
for each problem usually names the strategy required.
- Many solutions include
follow-up problems and activities.
- After each contest,
results are submitted to us for scorekeeping. Our records will determine which
awards are to be shipped after the last contest.
- Each team has up to
35 students. (Many schools have more than one team.)
- Only schools or homeschool
associations, not individuals, may participate.
- Each team competes
in just one division.
- Teams with members
from more than one school are called "District Teams" or "Institute
Teams" and are not eligible for team awards.
- The team score
is the sum of the ten highest individual scores, taken after the fifth contest.
INDIVIDUAL AWARDS (for teams submitting
- Each participant receives
a Certificate of Participation.
- The high scorer of
each team receives a trophy. (Note: An Honorable Mention troply is also
available for purchase to recognize other outstanding team members.)
- Each of the top 50%
of all participants in each division receives a handsome embroidered Olympiad
- Each of the top 10%
of all participants in each division receives a silver or gold pin.
- Each student who achieves
a perfect score of 25 points receives a bronze medallion.
- For each division,
each team in the top 10% of all teams receives a plaque; the next 10%, a certificate.
- The grade level of
a team is the highest grade level of any of its members.
- In Division E, special
certificates are awarded to the top 20% of all Grade 5 Teams and also of all
Grade 4 Teams.
- In Division M, a special
certificate is awarded to the top 20% of all Grade 7 Teams.