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.
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.