Shoreline Math Olympiad to quiz hundreds of students on Saturday

Monday, March 8, 2010

The 12th annual Shoreline Math Olympiad will be held on Saturday, March 13 at Shorecrest High School. The competition for students in grades four through eight begins about 8 am and concludes with awards beginning at noon.

Organizers are expecting more than 670 students to participate in the District Math Olympiad this year.

Shoreline schools use parents or teachers to work in small groups with students to have individually appropriate math problems that challenge each grade level. Non-profit Math Olympiad groups create the problems.

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 to see how they stand amongst their peers.

The Shoreline Math Olympiad brings together all the District teams for competition, and some students will also participate in the Washington State Math Championships held in Blaine later in the spring. Students from Highland Terrace (photo) finished third in the recent "Math is Cool" event held at Mount Rainier High School in Des Moines.


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