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Math O

After school enrichment for 4th and 5th graders

Lexington Home and School Club is pleased to offer Math Olympiads (Math O) to 4th and 5th grade students who want to learn about problem-solving, real-world math applications, and to explore and have fun with math concepts.

 

Math Olympiads is a large and popular mathematics competition designed to expose students to elementary methods of mathematical problem-solving. The Lexington Math Olympiads team will explore mathematical topics (area, volume, number theory, fractions, probability and more) in the context of “non-routine” math problems. Once a month, from late November to March, students will participate in a challenging thirty-minute, five-problem contest provided by the Math Olympiads Foundation. Contests are held at the individual schools and scored by Math Olympiads Foundation. Over 170,000 students from 6,000 teams participate worldwide. 

 

Program Details

 

Location: Lexington School

Day:         Tuesdays - Oct 8th-29th

                 Week of November 4th-8th - No Sessions due to school play

                 Thursdays - November 14th-March

Time:       3:00-4:00 p.m.

Fee:         $50 per student for materials 

 

Program Requirements

Math O is an engaging six-month commitment. Before applying for enrollment, please discuss the program with your child and gauge their interest.  Math Olympiads is an enrichment program and is not meant to be used as a remedial or intervention class. It can be a truly rewarding experience if students are motivated from within. Participants who are not engaged and following class rules will be asked to leave the program. 

 

Parent Participation Requirement:

Parents of enrolled students are required to sign up to supervise and assist at two sessions during the program year. An online sign-up will be sent to registered families.

 

Registration:

Space is limited. 5th graders have priority and registration is first-come, first-served. To register, complete the steps below. The registration deadline is Friday, September 27, 2019.

 

Step 1: Email Math O Coach David Hubbard with:

             Student's first and last name

             Student's grade and teacher 

             Parent/Guardian first and last name

             Parent/Guardian email and phone number

 

Step 2: Students submit a handwritten, short paragraph to Jill Mayo in the front office stating why they want to participate in the program and any concerns they may have. (Please don’t tell your student what to write. It is important for them to use their own words.)

 

Step 3: Parents of accepted students will be sent an email confirming their registration. All other students will be placed on a waitlist and notified of their position on the list. Once you receive a confirmation email, submit an online payment for the $50 registration fee to complete the registration process: