Math Olympiad

About the Math Olympiad Program  |  Math League Contests and Other Non-Math Olympiad Activities

About the Math Olympiad ProgramGo To Top of Page

Ruskin Elementary's Math Olympiad program revolves around math problem solving contests for teams of up to 35 students in grades 4 and 5.  The Math Olympians meet weekly for one hour.  Using various materials, Olympians explore topics and strategies in depths; solve non-routine problems in groups; and practice for the five monthly contests given from November to March.  Furthermore, these contests provide an incentive for students to intensify their study of math.
The goals of Math Olympiad are:
  • To stimulate enthusiasm and a love for Mathematics
  • To introduce important Mathematical concepts
  • To teach major strategies for problem solving
  • To develop Mathematical flexibility in solving problems
  • To strengthen Mathematical intuition
  • To foster Mathematical creativity and ingenuity
  • To provide for the satisfaction, joy, and thrill of meeting challenges
With Principal Nunez's approval, the Math Olympiad program started in 2012 under the direction and guidance of parent volunteer, Mr. Lodenquai, and teacher, Mr. Amutan.
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Aside from Math Olympiad, Ruskin's Math Olympians may participate in the Continental Mathematics League (CML) contest in April.  Students will be asked to complete thirty challenging, grade-level questions in 30 minutes.  For more information about CML, please visit their website:
During non-competition practice meetings, Math Olympians learn and play different strategy games which help develop their reasoning skills as they socialize with their peers.