Math Olympiads

Elementary and Middle School Olympiads

Mathematical Olympiads for Elementary and Middle Schools (MOEMS) is a worldwide math competition, organized by a non-profit foundation with the same name. There are two divisions, Elementary and Middle School levels. Elementary level problems are for grades 4-6 and Middle School level problems are for grades 7-8. The A+ Program is proud to host its own Math Olympiads team.

The A+ Program’s Math Olympiads team meets weekly for an hour. Members explore a topic or strategy in-depth, and practice for contests using nonroutine problems. Five monthly contests are given from November to March and provide an incentive for students to intensify their study of math.

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Goals of the Math Olympiads Program

  • Stimulate enthusiasm and a love for mathematics
  • Introduce important mathematical concepts
  • Teach major strategies for problem solving
  • Develop mathematical flexibility in solving problems
  • Strengthen mathematical intuition
  • Foster mathematical creativity and ingenuity
  • Provide for the satisfaction, joy, and thrill of meeting challenge

The History of MOEMS

Math Olympiads was created in 1977 by Dr. George Lenchner, an internationally-known math educator. The program went public in 1979. In 2011-2012, almost 150,000 students from 6,000 teams participated in Olympiads around the world. In addition to representation from all 50 United States, 30 other countries participated.