Math Olympiad

Dear Fourth & Fifth Grade Parents,


Is Math your child’s favorite subject at school?  Does he/she love the challenge of harder math problems?  If you answered, “yes” to both of these questions, your child should consider joining this year’s Timber Trail Math Olympiad team.


Math Olympiad is a worldwide math competition, which offers 4th-6th grade students the opportunity to show off their problem solving abilities.  There are 5 written competitions per year.  Each competition is held at Timber Trail, so no travel is required. Click here for sample math problems to see if Math Olympiad is something that your child is interested in.  


We will be holding 2 sessions per month beginning Friday, October 24th; some of these sessions will be practice sessions while others are competitions.  Each session is on a Friday at 7:45 a.m. in Mr. Greene’s room. The fee is $55 per student.  This money covers various fees as well as awards and refreshments for our end of year ceremony.  If you would like to purchase a Math Olympiad tee shirt for your child it will cost an additional $10.  The tee shirt looks the same as last year, so if your child already has one, you won’t need to purchase a new one. 


If one of our sessions is “snowed out” due to a late start or snow day, we will try to reschedule.  We will NOT meet on a late start day. 


Please fill out the attached online form if you are interested, as we will limit the team to the first 35 registrants.  Contact either of us if you have any questions.




Tony Greene                                                    Jill Alexander

4th Grade Teacher                                             4th Grade Teacher

When a student chooses to join Math Olympiad they will be participating in the Mathematical Olympiads for Elementary and Middle

Schools. MOEMS is a nonprofit public foundation which provides opportunities for children to engage in

creative problem solving activities which develop a child’s ability to reason, to be logical, to be resourceful, and

occasionally to be ingenious.

The Olympiad goals for children are for them to:

l. develop enthusiasm for problem solving and mathematics,

2. deepen understanding of mathematical concepts and strengthen ability to use these concepts,

3. consider concepts that they might not otherwise encounter,

4. enrich experiences in intellectually stimulating and significant mental activities, and

5. build a stronger foundation for assessments and for future mathematics studies.