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Mastering the STEM Math Olympiad and other Math Competitions - Maryville University

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Over 170,000 students a year participate in math competitions, many participants practice like athletes practice for their sport. This article provides a large number of resources for...more
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Over 170,000 students a year participate in math competitions, many participants practice like athletes practice for their sport. This article provides a large number of resources for competitors to get into top form for any math competition. The links offer resources for increasing problem-solving skills, practice with specific events, and strategies for competing.

tag(s): competitions (13), critical thinking (116), problem solving (292)

In the Classroom

If you or your students participate in math competitions, this site is worth bookmarking for the many included resources. Even if you don't compete, use links included on the site to help build problem-solving and critical thinking skills with all students or to find math competitions. Make the sites from this article easy to find by sharing with your students using a bookmarking tool like Surfmark, reviewed here. Add additional sites and comments to your Search Team link. Have students create a portfolio of their math work using WeLearnedIt, reviewed here. WeLearnedIt is a digital portfolio tool providing motivation through feedback in the form of digital badges.

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