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Math Olympiads

Club Advisor: Jenny Wan, jenny.avon@gmail.com

Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30pm, starting Nov 9th, Room 1
Limited to 20 students per team
Prompt pick-up at 4:30 at the main door entrance.

The McKelvie Math Olympiad Club will have 2 teams this school year! Team E and Team M will meet at the same time. Team E will be open to both grade 5 and grade 6 students, while Team M is for grade 6 students only; therefore, 6th grade students can register for one team or for two teams.

Click HERE to register

What is the MEOMS Club?
MEOMS stands for Mathematical Olympiads for Elementary and Middle Schools (MOEMS®). MOEMS® is an nonprofit corporation[501(c)(3)] which provides opportunities for children to in engage creative problem solving activities while developing a child’s ability to reason, to be logical, to be resourceful, and occasionally to be ingenious.

Our goals for MOEMS® participants include:
l. developing enthusiasm for problem solving and mathematics,
2.deepening the understanding of mathematical concepts and strengthen ability to use these concepts,
3. considering concepts that they might not otherwise encounter,
4. enriching experiences in intellectually stimulating and significant mental activities, and
5. building a stronger foundation for assessments and for future mathematics studies.

Like most worthwhile goals, there is no easy road to becoming a capable problem solver. One must recognize that this is an important and desirable goal, and that it may take considerable time and effort to realize it. The more time and effort invested, the more one is likely to learn.

The club will meet weekly for one hour in preparation for five monthly Olympiad contests. Being able to solve a difficult problem is one of the most satisfying experiences one may have. On the other hand, struggling with a difficult problem should indicate to your child that he or she has found something worthwhile and new to learn. This should be viewed as a challenge and an opportunity to grow. Learning how to solve a problem and to understand its underlying mathematical concepts are the most important goals of mathematics education.

The highlights for students are the five monthly contests, These contests provide an incentive for students to intensify their study of math. The number of contests reinforces learning to think mathematically. The students can choose to be in Div E and/or Div M. Div. E is open for both 5 and 6 grade students while Div. M is only open for grade 6 students. The contest dates are:

2016-2017 Contest Dates
Contest        Div E              Div M
1                   Nov 16           Nov 16
2                   Dec 14           Dec 14
3                  Jan 11             Jan 11
4                  Feb 15            Feb 15
5                  Mar 8              Mar 8