Math Olympiad was created in 1977 by Dr. George Lenchner, an internationally known math educator, the Math Olympiads went public in 1979. Last year nearly 150, 000 students from 6,000 teams worldwide participated in the Olympiads. All 50 states and about 30 other countries were represented. Last year our team was named to the National Math Olympiad Honor Roll for the 2nd consecutive year. To earn this honor teams must score in the 90th percentile.
The math team meets weekly for an hour. Team members explore a topic or strategy in depth, using Creative Problem Solving in School Mathematics (or other sources), or they practice for the contests, using non-routine problems from both Math Olympiad Contest Problems Volume 2 or Mathematical Olympiads Contest Problems for elementary schools.
The highlights for students are the five monthly contests, given from November to March. No traveling is required. These contests provide an incentive for students to intensify their study of math.