Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Math Tournament at Memorial

Press Release

May 9, 2016

The 3rd  Annual Middlesex Math Madness Tournament will be held on Saturday, May 14th at Memorial Elementary School in Burlington, MA. Schools were invited to register 5-member teams of students in grades 4-6 to compete face-to-face. Teachers who have brought teams before insist on returning year after year. The opportunity for students to grow mathematically is unsurpassed, the problems are clever, engaging, and challenging, and the atmosphere is exciting for student and teacher alike. This year 135 students from 18 schools in 11 towns in Middlesex County will participate. The following towns have team(s) competing: Arlington, Ayer ,Billerica, Burlington, Cambridge, Marlborough, Sherborn, Tewksbury, Tyngsboro, Wilmington and Waltham. Most of these students have participated in a Math Olympiad competition in their own schools.

There will be an individual competition where all students will be competing against each other. There is also a team competition where teams of 5 students from the different schools compete against the other teams.  Tie-breaker competition may be needed in case of a tie.

Each team must be accompanied by a teacher who will proctor a team from another school. Students and teachers should bring their own lunches and pencils. There will be time for mid-morning snack and lunch while the solutions to the problems are reviewed.

Calculators will not be permitted. Every student will receive a certificate of participation, and awards will be given to high scoring individuals and teams.

For further information, call Valerie Burns vburns@bpsk12.org.

Burlington Public Schools