Van Meter 4th and 5th grade students are eligible to join this after school parent taught elective to learn more, explore more and have more fun with math concepts.
Students learn age-appropriate mathematical concepts that push their creative thinking and problem-solving skills. While Math Olympiad does actually create enthusiasm for math, it’s not only about the math; it’s about taking on challenges, learning strategies for problem-solving, building perseverance, pushing creativity, and thinking outside the box — skills that are useful no matter what one pursues in life as his or her passion.
Parent volunteers teach an after school Math Olympiad class (typically 1 hour per week from September to March) introducing problem solving strategies through fun and challenging math problems. Once a month, between November and March, the students take a 30 minute test consisting of 5 questions, as prepared and distributed to all participating teams by MOEMS (http://www.moems.org/). Sample tests are available here (http://www.moems.org/sample_f