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19th annual Mathematical Olympiad for grade school, high school students April 11

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

 


MANHATTAN — Adding to the fun at Kansas State University's All-University Open House, the university's mathematics department will host its 19th annual Mathematical Olympiad for students in the fifth through 12th grades from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 11, in 101 Cardwell Hall. 

At the Olympiad, students will solve challenging mathematics problems as they compete in three age levels: fifth and sixth grades, seventh and eighth grades, and ninth through 12th grades. The solution session and awarding of prizes will be from 3 to 5 p.m. in 101 Cardwell Hall.

The event is free, although participants should bring their own pencils and paper. No advanced registration is required, but if students would like to prepare, previous Mathematical Olympiad problems are available at http://www.math.ksu.edu/events/hscomp/olympiad/

Modeled after national and international mathematical Olympiads, the event offers students a chance to expand and show off their mathematical skills. 

"Solutions to all of the problems require creativity and concentration," said Yan Soibelman, Kansas State University professor of mathematics and chair of the Manhattan Mathematical Olympiad committee. "The Olympiad problems differ from those students will see on standard tests at school and they give a joy of real discovery, the feeling which drives mathematicians in their everyday work." 

More information is available by contacting Soibelman at 785-532-0584 or soibel@math.ksu.edu.

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Yan Soibelman
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soibel@math.k-state.edu

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Manhattan Mathematical Olympiad 

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Darrah Tinkler
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The mathematics department at Kansas State University will host 19th annual Mathematical Olympiad, for students in the fifth through 12th grades, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 11, in 101 Cardwell Hall.