Math & Science Olympiad
• Increase students’ math and science knowledge
• Allow students to learn about scientific reasoning
• Improve students’ problem-solving skills
General Information
• When: February 20, 2016 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
• Where: Chandler City Conference Center 180 S. Arizona Ave.
• Who: Elementary-aged children, grades 6-8
• Students may not use notes, calculators, or their own supplies
• Students may be coached in advance
• Exact problems given to students are kept confidential until event
• Parents, teachers, and coaches may observe from bleachers
• You can set up events in a
gymnasium as shown here.
• I’ll describe the events on the
next few slides.
Events for This Year’s Olympiad
• Mystery Architecture (tower building)
• Math Boggle (formulate equations from numbers on a grid)
• Trebuchets (fuzzy ball launch)
• Tangrams (shape puzzles)
Mystery Architecture
• Build the tallest tower ppossible
• Use only supplies provided
• Supplies are a mystery until bag
is opened
Math Boggle
• Create math equations using
contiguous squares
• Example:
• 9, 7, and 2 next to each other
• Create the equation 9 – 7 = 2
• Use trebuchets to shoot fuzzy
• Trebuchets are a fixed distance
from targets
• Must determine the correct
amount of tensioon
• Use 7 tans (flat objects in different sizes and shapes)
• Arrange tans to form specified larger shapes
• Top 3 students in each grade in each event
• Top 3 schools in each grade in each event
• Overall top 3 school winners in each grade

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