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Math Olympiad

For 2020-2021, Curtner PTA will continue to run the Math Olympiad program for kids in grade 4-6 grade. Thanks to Ms. Park and Mr. Carder (Curtner PICO - Person In Charge of Olympiad) for supporting the program.

The program will start as an online contest and move to in-person format as and when we transition to in-person classes. We encourage all interested students to give Math Olympiad a try, you never know when passion might ignite!


Curter Math Olympiad is run with the purpose to provide an opportunity for kids to think critically. Parents/ guardians MUST read the full details prior to sending questions. 


To register please fill in the google form HERE.


Deadline for registration :  Oct 25th 2020


Registration will be capped at 70 kids and will be on a first come first served basis. 


Rules for online MOEM contest


  • No sharing of any MOEM material electronically.

  • MOEM enforces a strict no retest policy. Any contestant missing a contest will receive a score of 0 for the missed contest.

  • Registration form is shared in the details table below.

  • Participants will be broken into Group A and Group B. Each contest will be held over 2 days, for each group to enable our PICO to proctor the contest effectively.

  • Each registered contestant will receive a group id and a registration id (privately) and the results will be sent as a blast based on registration id to protect the privacy of the scores. Corrected answers will not be distributed for the current year. 

  • The contest will be held online on the designated dates from 3:00-3:40PM. Zoom link will be sent across for each group. Please join the contest at the designated date and time based on your group using the participants MUSD id.

  • PICO will read out the questions ahead of the contest start. Questions will then be shared as an online google form to each contestant for live edit and submission (form edit will close sharp at 30 minutes)

  • As the window for the contest for this year will be a month, MOEM strictly does not allow kids and parents to share the questions in any format to friends and family. We kindly request Curtner kids and parents to abide by the rule.

  • Curtner PTA will coordinate with our PICO, Mr Carder to arrange a sample test for parents and participants to become familiar with the new online format. The date and time for the practice contest will be sent out post registration.

  • As contests will be online we depend on parents to NOT help their kids with answers and advise/monitor them against the use of calculators/phones/google or any other aids to arrive at answers.





Program Details


Program Name

Math Olympiad 


Grades

Open to kids in grade 4-6. This year we will be limiting the contest to the recommended kids in grade 4-6 given the complex logistics to hold the contest online.

Organization

Mathematical Olympiads for Elementary and Middle Schools(MOEM) 

Program Description 

Math Problem solving contests for kids in grades 4 through 6. 

Goals of the program

  • 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


Registration Date 

Registration will be capped at 70 kids and will be on a first come first served basis. To register please fill in the google form here 


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1F4DCnRL-puDu0_XrQWy-tQubmaPEd5PpRX6QuJDfNSo


Deadline for registration :  Oct 25th 2020


Material distribution - MOEM allows the distribution of the contest papers of the last 2 years electronically and will be sent across post participation. PTA will not be able to distribute more practice problems for the  current year. 


We recommend parents/guardians  to buy the following material if they want to extra practice 


https://www.amazon.com/Olympiad-Contest-Problems-Elementary-Schools/dp/0962666211/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=MOEM+book&qid=1598387047&sr=8-1


https://www.amazon.com/Math-Olympiad-Contest-Problems-REVISED/dp/B00XHGQKXU/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=MOEM+book&qid=1598387047&sr=8-5


https://www.amazon.com/Contest-Problems-Division-Richard-Kalman/dp/1882144120/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=MOEM+book&qid=1598387047&sr=8-3


Dates of Importance

The contest dates for for the 2020-21 academic year:


Contest 1

Group A : Nov  18th  Group B : Nov  19th


Contest 2 

Group A : Dec 16th  Group B : Dec 17th


Contest 3

Group A : Jan – 13th  Group B : Jan 14th 


Contest 4

Group A : Feb – 10th  Group B : Feb 11th


Contest 5:

Group A : March 10th  Group B : March 11th

Fee

None

Program Details

https://www.moems.org/


http://www.curtnerpta.org/pta-activities/math-olympiad


Competitive

Yes

Level of challenge

Medium to Hard

Coaching

Guardians/Parents

Confidentiality of Questions

Cannot be transmitted electronically.

Contact

matholympiad@curtnerpta.org