NEW & EXPANDED EDITION. A unique collection of 400 mathematical contest problems written to stimulate & challenge children, teachers, parents, & other interested adults. About 100,000 children participate annually in five Olympiad contests. These children represent about 4000 teams in the U.S.A. & 23 foreign countries. The introduction describes ...
NEW & EXPANDED EDITION. A unique collection of 400 mathematical contest problems written to stimulate & challenge children, teachers, parents, & other interested adults. About 100,000 children participate annually in five Olympiad contests. These children represent about 4000 teams in the U.S.A. & 23 foreign countries. The introduction describes the problem solving process & various solution strategies. Other sections provide answers, hints to get the reader started, & different methods of solution. Seven appendixes supply detailed information on various topics in mathematics related to the Olympiad problems. Many of these topics serve as an extension & enrichment of the mathematics curriculum for elementary & middle schools. The problems offer opportunities for children to experience the fun, pleasure, & thrill of discovery associated with creative problem solving. WHAT TEACHERS SAY: "I enjoyed teaching & working with the Olympiad problems. They encouraged the children to think & apply concepts learned, & to use a common-sense approach to solving problems." "Olympiad problems are a wonderful boost to thinking in the elementary school...most worthwhile & rewarding for teachers & students alike." WHAT STUDENTS SAY: "I like Math Olympiad because it gave me an opportunity to think, & it was a real challenge. I liked the hard problems & realized that the more I did, the easier they became. It was a very nice surprise when I got them right. Math Olympiad was something I enjoyed very much." Orders: Glenwood Publications, Inc., 540 Glenwood Lane, East Meadow, NY 11554; 516-781-2400.
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