700 students and educators celebrate Pi Day at Math Olympiad

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Part of the Echo Lake Team at the Math Olympiad
Photo courtesy SCC

More than 700 “mathletes,” their family, friends and teachers took over the Shoreline Community College campus on Pi Day, March 14, 2015 for the Shoreline Math Olympiad math competition.

Dignitaries on hand for the awards ceremony in the gymnasium included Shoreline’s President Cheryl Roberts, schools Superintendent Rebecca Miner, school board members Mike Jacobs and Richard Potter, Shoreline City Council member Will Hall, Shoreline’s Dean of Science Susan Hoyne and math faculty Steven Bogart and Sasha Malinsky.

Shoreline School Superintendent Rebecca Miner
congratulates a participant
Photo courtesy SCC

The annual event is for fourth- through eighth-grade students attending public and private schools in Shoreline and Lake Forest Park. Sponsors include the Shoreline School District, Shoreline Public Schools Foundation, Chuck Olsen Kia Chevrolet, Smart Service Subaru, James Alan Salon, and Shoreline Community College, as well as support from numerous regional and local businesses.

Photo courtesy SCC

Shoreline Math Olympiad awards medals to the top 40 percent of the individuals participating, and the top 60 percent of teams participating. The majority of Shoreline and Lake Forest Park schools host math clubs to encourage students to learn challenging, above grade level math concepts.

Anyone know what team this is?
Photo courtesy SCC

2015 School Participation Results 

  • 1st Place: Highland Terrace K-6 with 36.264% 
  • 2nd Place: Evergreen School K-8 with 33.937%
  • 3rd Place: Shoreline Christian K-8 with 33.333% 
  • 4th Place: Syre Elementary K-6 with 33.186% 

Part of the crowd
Photo courtesy SCC

The trophies are awarded to the top 3 schools with the highest participation of eligible students in their school in 4th-8th grade. We get the current enrollment numbers from the school offices the week of the event and compare to the confirmed, registered SMO Mathletes on the day of the event. 

Individual and Team results - click here 

Photo courtesy SCC

Goals of the Shoreline Math Olympiad Program are to:

  • Stimulate enthusiasm and a love for mathematics
  • Develop mathematical flexibility in solving problems
  • Strengthen mathematical intuition
  • Foster mathematical creativity and ingenuity
  • Provide for the satisfaction, joy, and thrill of meeting challenges
  • 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 competition in the spring.

We hope to see you all on Saturday March 12, 2016 at Shoreline Community College for the 18th Shoreline Math Olympiad.


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