Math Olympiad is starting up again! Here is the letter that went out to 4th and 5th grade families:
MATH OLYMPIAD TEAM (4th & 5th Grade):
All 4th and 5th graders are invited to join the Maywood Hills Math Olympiad Team facilitated by Mr. Pierce. If you have any interest in joining the team, please send an email to Mr. Pierce at email@example.com with the following information:
1) Your student's name.
2) Your student's grade.
3) Your student's teacher.
4) You may also include questions you have about Math Olympiad.
Please give it a try!
Please come to a practice or two and see if it is something you might enjoy. I would like to start practices next week (Dec 6th and 7th). We will start by having two practices per week.
I might have to end up changing these days, but this is how we will start off December practices. If the practice dates don’t work for you, please let me know you are interested, and we can see if something else will work.
Practices – Tuesdays and Thursday 3:40 pm to 4:40 pm. First practice Tuesday Dec. 6th.
Practices - Wednesday (2:10 to 3:10 pm) and Friday (3:40 to 4:40 pm). First practice Wed Dec 7th.
What is Math Olympiad?
Math Olympiad gives our students a chance to challenge themselves in Math concepts above their normal grade level curriculum. While a student does not need to be a math genius to participate in this program, team members are expected to do their best to learn as much as they can to support their teammates.
If you are up for a challenge and want to learn how to solve fun math problems that your parents might not be able to do, then the Math Olympiad Team is perfect for you.
Here are a few sample problems to give you a small idea of what you might see:
Please don't worry if you can't solve them by yourself at this time.
If 5% of a number is 12, then 25% of half that number is ________?
How many multiples of 7 are between 16 and 131?
What is the probability that the results on a roll of two dice will add up to more than nine? Express your answer as a simplified fraction.
If you are excited to check your answers, then Math Olympiad may be just right for you!
Math Olympiad at Maywood Hills is our winter team sport. We start putting teams together in December, so that we are ready for a busy January through March practice season. One hour team practices are held twice per week. The season ends with a district wide competition usually held in March, where our teams get a chance to show how much they've learned. (Note: The district wide competition was cancelled due to COVID in 2020 and 2021. The contest in 2022 was conducted remotely.)
This program is open to 4th & 5th graders. Math Olympiad gives our students a chance to challenge themselves in Math concepts above their normal grade level curriculum. While a student does not need to be a math genius to participate in this program, team members are expected to do their best to learn as much as they can to support their teammates. Participants are assigned required homework to prepare for team practices.
If you are up for a challenge and want to learn how to solve math problems that your parents might not be able to do, then Math Olympiad is perfect for you.