Let the games begin!

Center's First Olympiad Team

Math Specialist, Mrs. Colleen Cummings organized and now leads  Center’s very own  Math Olympiad Team. The club meets after school weekly for an hour and  explores a math topic or strategy in-depth . The highlights for students are five monthly contests, given from November to March. These contests provide an incentive for students to intensify their study of math.

The Math Olympiad program  is also grounded in the following goals:

  • To stimulate enthusiasm and a love for Mathematics
  • To introduce important Mathematical concepts
  • To teach major strategies for problem solving
  • 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

The team members agree that the problems require concentration, confidence, persistence, and  patience to solve. Mrs. Cummings adds that the students have to be willing to try different ways to solve the challenges and keep working even when it’s hard….a great life lesson! Visit  http://www.moems.org/ to learn more about the program.

Gratitude to our PTO and to Mrs. Cummings for bringing this enrichment opportunity to our students.


One thought on “Let the games begin!

  1. Tracy Bradshaw

    Go Math Olympiads Team! It’s great to see these pictures of our mathematicians hard at work and…having fun! Thanks, Mrs. Cummings!!!!

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