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Shoreline Math Olympiad

We look forward to seeing you all in Saturday March 1oth, 2018 for the 20th annual Shoreline Math Olympiad!  
Information about the competition and the registration materials will be given to the school math coaches and posted in January.
The old tests are linked on this page if you want to practice! 

The Shoreline Math Olympiad committee would like to express their gratitude to everyone who participated and volunteered at the 19th annual Shoreline Math Olympiad on 
Saturday March 11th, 2017 at Shoreline Community College. 
Tests and results are posted to this site. 

hool Participation Results for 2017:

1st place  - St. Mark Catholic School with 53.62%
2nd place - Syre Elementary with 37.93%
3rd place - Briarcrest Elementary with 34.51%
4th place - Shoreline Christian with 31.15%
5th place -Highland Terrace Elementary with 30.77%

Individual and Team awards: SMO 2017

2017 Individual and Team tests:  Linked on the side bar under "Resources"


Testers! Remember your 2 sharpened pencils, lunch or lunch money for pizza, water bottle, snacks and team tee shirt! Make sure you have the cell number for your chaperone. Shoreline CC Security # is 206-235-5860 if you get lost or need assistance.
The Individual tests include 3 mental math questions and 15 multiple choice questions. Each team test has 7 questions. The individual and team tests are both 20 minutes long. Additional time is added to each session to give instructions and answer student questions.

7:00 - 7:30  a.m. 
Volunteers and Proctors need to check in between 7 and 730 a.m. at the volunteer table. There is a mandatory Proctor meeting at 8  a.m. and coffee and treats will be provided. 
8:00 – 8:30 a.m.   Students and chaperones need to check in at the Pagoda Union Building (#9000) and meet at their designated school tables  in the PUB Dining Room. 
Maps located on the left side bar link.
School coaches will check in teams once EVERYONE HAS ARRIVED. If time  allows, locate your testing room and the nearest restroom before heading to the Gym.  MAKE YOUR PIZZA PRE-ORDER AT THE CONCESSION STAND BEFORE 10:15 A.M.!!

8:50 – 9:05         Welcome Ceremony in the Gym 

9:15 – 10:00        Event 1 - Individual Test #1 

10:00 – 10:10     

10:10 – 10:40     Event 2 - Individual Test #2 

10:40 – 10:50     Snack Break 

10:50 – 11:15       Event 3 - Team Problem Solving 

11:15 – 11:25        Break 

11:25 – 11:45       Event 4 - Team Problem Solving 

11:45 – 12:15        Lunch Break/Free time 
                                *Lunch break is not limited to the dining area of the                                         PUB. Feel free to explore the campus  WITH YOUR                                           CHAPERONE and eat in appropriate areas. 

12:15 – 1:00 Entertainment in the Gym 

1:00 – 3:00 Awards Ceremony in the Gym 

***All PIZZA PRE-ORDERS of Central Market Pizza must be in and paid for NO LATER than 10:15! Pizza proceeds benefit Shoreline Math Olympiad - Thank you for supporting this event! 

The SCC Espresso Cart will be open from 8:00 - 12:00 in the PUB Lobby. Enjoy their selection of hot and cold beverages, as well as selected salads and wraps. Thanks for supporting SCC!

If you are are interested in supporting or donating to this community event, or being a member of the Planning team, please contact Committee Chair, Lisa McDonald at: Lisa_mcd@comcast.net.


About SMO:

The Shoreline Math Olympiad math competition is held annually in March for 4th-8th grade students attending public and private schools in Shoreline and Lake Forest Park, Washington. It is sponsored by the Shoreline School District, Shoreline Public Schools Foundation, James Alan Salon, Chuck Olsen Kia Chevrolet, Smart Service Subaru, and Shoreline Community College, as well as support from numerous regional and local businesses. 

Since 2011, this community competition has annually served over 700 "Mathletes" and 150+ volunteers assist with the event. Shoreline Math Olympiad awards medals to the top 40% of the individuals participating, and the top 60% of teams participating. We do not break ties. If there are many award winners starting at 1st place, medals for the top 40% or 60% students will vary. 

For details about past competitions, photos, test copies and award winners go to Event Details and photos linked to the side bar of the website.

Math Clubs & Math Olympiad

The majority of Shoreline and Lake Forest Park schools host Math Clubs to encourage students to learn challenging, above grade level math concepts. Students are encouraged to also practice math skills on their own, and try Shoreline Math Olympiad grade level tests from previous years. It is NOT required for students to participate in a math club to test at this event! 

Goals of the Shoreline Math Olympiad Program:

  • To encourage ALL 4th-8th grade students attending a public or private school in Shoreline to participate in this fun, community event. It is NOT a requirement to belong to a school math club, so get 3 friends together & register a team, then practice!  
  • To stimulate enthusiasm and a love for Mathematics
  • 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         
Math concepts are often presented in a fun way. Teachers and parent volunteers coordinate Math Clubs which can range from small group work to full classroom settings. Students are presented with appropriate math problems that challenge each grade level. Most programs start meeting in the fall and conclude at the competitions held in the spring. Most programs give homework to the "Mathletes" during the week. Typically programs have a quiz day at the end of each month to give the kids a chance to use their skills choose to participate in the National Math Olympiad program (MOEMS) also give their students five monthly contests from November to March that provide an incentive for students to intensify their study of math. 

The Shoreline Math Olympiad brings together teams from district and private schools in the Shoreline and LFP areas for friendly competition. Some students will also participate in more rigorous regional competitions the Washington State Math Championships held in Blaine, Math is Cool and math competitions at the University of Washington. See the Math Competitions page for details. 

To contact your principal or a math coach for your local school, please go to "Coaches" tab under "Coaches Corner" page. 

Shoreline Math Olympiad receives Community Recognition Award

Shoreline Math Olympiad was among those honored by the Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA) at its Community Recognition Awards luncheon held May 17, 2013 at the Puget Sound Educational Service District in Renton. Each year, WASA 110, which includes Shoreline, holds a luncheon and an awards ceremony to honor community leaders nominated by their respective districts. 

Representing Shoreline Math Olympiad at the event were Lisa McDonald, Suzanne Gugger, Jacqui Rublee, Amy Stapleton, Catherine Thompson, and Santosh Zachariach, along with Superintendent Sue Walker and Ellen Kaje, director of ELL, Title I, LAP, and Highly Capable Programs. 

 Shoreline Math Olympiad was recognized for this award because the event has been bringing together students in grades 4 to 8 from Shoreline and Lake Forest Park for fun, friendly competition and learning for the past 15 years. 

The guiding force of Shoreline Math Olympiad for the past 10 years has been committee chair Lisa McDonald, a Shoreline Schools parent who has given thousands of hours of her time to this effort. Each year Lisa brings together her planning team of community volunteers and expertly manages the event, which begins at the school level with Math Olympiad clubs that encourage students to learn challenging, above grade-level math concepts. To view the complete article go to:http://www.shorelineschools.org/news/release.php?rel   easesid=1505.

This event is offered free of charge thanks to the generous donations from
 our sponsors!