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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

MOEMS® contests 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 program.


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.

history

Created 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.

what
you
get

Choose from two grade appropriate divisions (4-6 and 6-8). For an annual fee, the team receives:

  • All 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.
  • 5 monthly contests with detailed solutions.
  • 8 online newsletters that lead the sponsor through all procedures, provide statistics and relevant information.
  • FOR 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.