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Book DetailsMSRI Mathematical Circles LibraryVolume: 27; 2021; 243 ppMSC: Primary 00; 97
Oral Math Olympiads are a nonstandard method of training middle and highschool students interested in mathematics where students spend several hours thinking about a few difficult and unusual problems. When a student solves a problem, the solution is presented orally to a pair of friendly judges. Discussing the solutions with the judges creates a personal and engaging mathematical experience for the students and introduces them to the true nature of mathematical proof and problem solving.
This book recounts the authors' experiences from the first ten years of running a Math Hour Olympiad at the University of Washington in Seattle. The major part of the book is devoted to problem sets and detailed solutions, complemented by a practical guide for anyone who would like to organize an oral Olympiad for students in their community.
In the interest of fostering a greater awareness and appreciation of mathematics and its connections to other disciplines and everyday life, MSRI and the AMS are publishing books in the Mathematical Circles Library series as a service to young people, their parents and teachers, and the mathematics profession.
Titles in this series are copublished with the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI).
ReadershipPeople planning to run math circles for middle and high school students.

Table of Contents

Chapters

What is an Oral Math Olympiad?

Problems and solutions

Problem sets from the UW Math Hour Olympiad

Solutions

Organizing an Oral Math Olympiad

Organization overview

Preparing for the Olympiad

The day of the Olympiad

Supplemental material

Greatest hits problem sets


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Oral Math Olympiads are a nonstandard method of training middle and highschool students interested in mathematics where students spend several hours thinking about a few difficult and unusual problems. When a student solves a problem, the solution is presented orally to a pair of friendly judges. Discussing the solutions with the judges creates a personal and engaging mathematical experience for the students and introduces them to the true nature of mathematical proof and problem solving.
This book recounts the authors' experiences from the first ten years of running a Math Hour Olympiad at the University of Washington in Seattle. The major part of the book is devoted to problem sets and detailed solutions, complemented by a practical guide for anyone who would like to organize an oral Olympiad for students in their community.
In the interest of fostering a greater awareness and appreciation of mathematics and its connections to other disciplines and everyday life, MSRI and the AMS are publishing books in the Mathematical Circles Library series as a service to young people, their parents and teachers, and the mathematics profession.
Titles in this series are copublished with the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI).
People planning to run math circles for middle and high school students.

Chapters

What is an Oral Math Olympiad?

Problems and solutions

Problem sets from the UW Math Hour Olympiad

Solutions

Organizing an Oral Math Olympiad

Organization overview

Preparing for the Olympiad

The day of the Olympiad

Supplemental material

Greatest hits problem sets