Math Club Students Won Impressive Awards as Sharon Chinese School Participates in Math Olympiads for Elementary and Middle Schools for the First Time!
Mathematical Olympiads for Elementary and Middle Schools (MOEMS) was created in 1977 by Dr. George Lenchner, an internationally known math educator, and the Math Olympiads went public in 1979. For the 2015-16 school year, nearly 150,000 students from 6,000 teams worldwide participated in the Olympiads. Forty-nine of the 50 U.S. states and about 30 other countries were represented.
Four elementary (Division E) and eight middle school students (Division M) from Sharon Chinese School participated this year for the first time in the Math Olympiad program. They participated in a series of five monthly contest of 5 problems each from November to March. Math club teachers Ms. Hailing Yu and Mr. Yucheng Lan incorporated MOEMS practices in math teaching and taught the children to solve unusual and difficult problems and to think creatively.
All participating students were recognized with certificates for their participation. Eleven of our 12 participating students ranked top 50% of all participants worldwide and were each awarded an embroidered felt patch. Fifth grader Hannah Li had the highest individual score in our Division E team, and eighth grader Kathlin Chen had the highest individual score in our Division M team.
In addition, Kathlin Chen won a gold pin for her top 2% score of 23 (out of a total score of 25), and Diana Li, also an eighth grader, won a silver pin for her top 10% score of 21.
Since 1979, MOEMS has provided challenging, thought-provoking problems that stretch the abilities of students in grades 4 to 8, strengthening their foundation for both assessment tests and more advanced studies. Our students are applauded for their commitment and dedicated work in response to these challenges.
(by Ms. Hailing Yu, Sharon Chinese School Math club advanced teacher)