Math Olympics

Description: Each school may enter no more than three students per grade level. Each school that enters must provide a qualified adult worker who may be used for the competition supervision. The competition will be conducted in a normal testing environment. A student will be disqualified and asked to leave for causing any unnecessary disruptions or talking to other students during the tests.

Procedures: Each student (3rd through 12th) will receive a separate test relative to their grade level. Curriculum based problems are covered on each test and are in conformance with the Sunshine State standards. In each grade level, problems will range from simple order of operation-type problems to word problems. Each student is responsible for providing his or her own pencils and erasers. Scratch paper will be provided. Elementary (3rd–5th) and Middle School (6th-8th) students are not permitted to use calculators or bring other items into the testing area. Visitors are not permitted in the testing rooms during testing.

Evaluations: First place trophies will be awarded in each grade level (3rd through 12th). The participant with the highest cumulative score per grade level shall receive the first place trophy. In the event of a tie, a tie breaking round will be held. Additionally, each participant will receive recognition of his/her efforts according to placement.

Basic Math Rules For 3rd – 5th Grades

  • There will be one test administered and students will have 40 minutes to complete the test.
  • Upon completing the test, students are to turn the test over and sit quietly until dismissed. Students may reconsider any work, time allowing.
  • All answers must be on the line indicated to receive credit.
  • Students are encouraged to answer questions they know first and, if time permits, return to questions that are more difficult.
  • A 10 minute warning will be given before the end of the testing time.
  • All tests will be collected at the end of the 40 minutes.
  • When directed to stop testing, students are to put pencils down and turn papers face down.
  • No partial credit will be given
  • Absolutely no talking; students will be disqualified and asked to leave the testing room.
  • NO CALCULATORS ARE ALLOWED FOR 3rd – 5th GRADE.
  • Grade level tests will include the following areas of computation:
    • 3rd Grade
      • Addition/Subtraction of whole numbers
      • Multiplication/Division of whole numbers
    • 4th Grade
      • Addition/Subtraction of whole numbers, fractions and decimals
      • Multiplication/Division of whole numbers (Express remainders as reduced fractions)
    • 5th Grade
      • Addition/Subtraction of whole numbers, fractions and decimals
      • Multiplication/Division of whole numbers, fractions and decimals (Express remainders as reduced fractions or as a decimal)

Basic Math Rules for 6th – 8th Grades

  • There will be one test administered and students will have 50 minutes to complete the test
  • Upon completing the test, students are to turn the test over and sit quietly until dismissed. Students may reconsider any work, time allowing.
  • All answers must be on the line indicated to receive credit.
  • Students are encouraged to answer questions they know first and, if time permits, return to questions that are more difficult.
  • A 10 minute warning will be given before the end of the testing time.
  • All tests will be collected at the end of the 50 minutes.
  • When directed to stop testing, students are to put pencils down and turn papers face down.
  • No partial credit will be given
  • Absolutely no talking; students will be disqualified and asked to leave the testing room.
  • NO CALCULATORS ARE ALLOWED FOR 6TH – 8TH GRADE.
  • Grade level tests will include the following areas of computation:
    • 6th Grade
      • Addition/Subtraction of whole numbers, fractions and decimals
      • Multiplication/Division of whole numbers, fractions and decimals
      • Percent problems (Express remainders as reduced fractions or decimals)
    • 7lh Grade
      • All of the 6lh grade work plus:
      • change common fractions to decimals, exponents, change measures, complex fractions, other number bases, greatest common factor, least common multiple (Express remainders as reduced fractions or decimals)
    • 8th Grade
      • All of the 7th grade work plus:
      • proportion, rounding decimals and Pre-algebra (Express remainders as reduced fractions or decimals)

Basic Math Rules for 9th – 12th Grades

  • There will be one test administered and students will have 50 minutes to complete the test
  • Upon completing the test, students are to turn the test over and sit quietly until dismissed. Students may reconsider any work, time allowing.
  • All answers must be on the line indicated to receive credit.
  • Students are encouraged to answer questions they know first and, if time permits, return to questions that are more difficult.
  • A 10 minute warning will be given before the end of the testing time.
  • All tests will be collected at the end of the 50 minutes.
  • When directed to stop testing, students are to put pencils down and turn papers face down.
  • No partial credit will be given
  • Absolutely no talking; students will be disqualified and asked to leave the testing room.
  • CALCULATORS MAY BE USED FOR 9TH – 12TH GRADE STUDENTS ACCORDING TO THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES:
  • Students may use a scientific or graphing calculator during the math competition.
  • Students are NOT allowed to use the following calculators or devices:
    • a minicomputer
    • electronic writing pad or pen-input/stylus-driven device
    • pocket organizer
    • cell phone calculator
    • a calculator that has a QWERTY (typewriter-like) keypad
    • a calculator that uses an electrical outlet, makes noise, or has a paper tape
  • Grade level tests will include the following areas of computation:
    • 9th Grade
      • All phases and concepts of Algebra I material
    • 10th Grade
      • All phases and concepts of Plane Geometry material
    • 11th Grade
      • All phases and concepts of Algebra I, II and Plane Geometry material
    • 12th Grade
      • All phases and concepts of Algebra I, II, Plane and Solid Geometry, Trigonometry material