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).
stimulate enthusiasm and a love for Mathematics
introduce important Mathematical concepts
teach major strategies for problem solving
develop Mathematical flexibility in solving problems
strengthen Mathematical intuition
foster Mathematical creativity and ingenuity
provide for the satisfaction, joy, and thrill of meeting challenges
may be used in any number of venues that will meet the needs of your school,
district, or institute:
- an enriching
classroom activity to strengthen problem-solving skills of all students;
- a before-school
or after-school math program (or even a weekend academy)
- a push-in or
pull-out enrichment program
- a district gifted
The highlights for students are the five monthly contests, administered
from November through March. They become excited by the immediate feedback
received from other students all around the globe.
Although an earliest administration date is published, contests may be
given at the coordinator's (PICO) convenience after that date. No traveling
to another location; just assure that all students take the contest at
the same time in the same place.
in 1977 by Dr. George Lenchner, an internationally known math educator,
the Math Olympiads went public in 1979. Last
year nearly 170,000 students from 6,000 teams worldwide participated in
the Olympiads. All 50 states and about 30 other countries were represented.
Choose from two
grade appropriate divisions (4-6 and 6-8). For an annual
fee, the team receives:
50 problems and detailed solutions from the previous two years. 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
monthly contests with detailed solutions.
online newsletters that lead the sponsor through all procedures, provide
statistics and relevant information.
THOSE TEAMS SUBMITTING DATA: certificates for all students, one
Highest Individual Scorer trophy, and awards for about 50% of all participating
students and about 25% of all teams.