**MSRI Mathematical Circles Library**

Volume: 27;
2021;
243 pp;
Softcover

MSC: Primary 00; 97;

**Print ISBN: 978-1-4704-6693-0
Product Code: MCL/27**

List Price: $45.00

AMS Member Price: $36.00

MAA Member Price: $40.50

**Electronic ISBN: 978-1-4704-6742-5
Product Code: MCL/27.E**

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#### Supplemental Materials

# Math Out Loud: An Oral Olympiad Handbook

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*Steven Klee; Kolya Malkin; Julia Pevtsova*

A co-publication of the AMS and the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute

Oral Math Olympiads are a non-standard method
of training middle- and high-school 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 co-published with the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI).

#### Readership

People planning to run math circles for middle and high school students.

#### Table of Contents

# Table of Contents

## Math Out Loud: An Oral Olympiad Handbook

- Acknowledgments ix10
- Chapter 1. What is an Oral Math Olympiad? 112
- Part 1. Problems and Solutions 718
- Part 2. Organizing an Oral Math Olympiad 195206
- Organizational Overview 197208
- Chapter 4. Preparing for the Olympiad 199210
- Chapter 5. The Day of the Olympiad 213224
- 5.1. Registration 214225
- 5.2. The opening ceremony 215226
- 5.3. Scorekeeping 217228
- 5.4. The morning judges’ meeting 219230
- 5.5. Arbiter and expert judges 221232
- 5.6. Backlogs and queueing issues: Carl’s cubes 222233
- 5.7. Proctors 222233
- 5.8. Determining winners and prizes 224235
- 5.9. The closing ceremony 225236

- Appendix A. Supplemental Material 227238
- Appendix B. Greatest Hits Problem Sets 237248
- Credits 241252
- Bibliography 243254