This is your groups tournament.
packaged under the name and logo of your group, which you place in
large print at the top of every sheet of paper. Contests, flyers,
and awards all display your name prominently. MOEMS only
appears in small print in the copyright statements.
The benefits to your group are many.
has the potential to: enhance your groups reputation for promoting
excellence in mathematics; introduce an organization to teachers and
administrators unfamiliar with it; recruit new members; and recruit
Your group invites several schools to send teams to compete face-to-face
at one site.
students together just to do mathematics. This creates excitement
and underscores the importance of mathematics.
different grades can be mixed on each of the 5-member teams because
the problems require mathematical thinking, not knowledge of any specific
curriculum. There are 3 rounds and an awards ceremony.
round: each student works alone on 10 timed short-answer problems.
- Team round:
all five team members work cooperatively on another 10 timed
round: up to 5 additional problems with time constraints break
ties for awards.
All problems (with
detailed solutions and an answer key) are supplied by MOEMS and are
non-routine short answer questions.
The 4-hour, 30-minute schedule includes time after each event to discuss
solutions, an important feature.
transparency masters, detailed solutions, and, where possible, multiple
methods. There is also time for a mid-morning snack and lunch, and
an awards ceremony.
organization sets, collects, and keeps all per-team fees. Your
total expenses, including the MOEMS fee, is likely to be less than
$500. At a suggested per-team fee of $50, the break-even point
is just 10 teams. Our two pilot tournaments each hosted 25-30 teams
after turning away teams in order to control numbers.
MOEMS provides electronic tournament-ready masters for five major
copy for all problems, solutions, scoring keys, etc.;
masters for the discussion sessions;
edit-ready letters in Word for all communications;
formatted scorekeeping spreadsheet in Excel;
a highly detailed instruction and reference manual.
The MOEMS flat
fee of $250 for the first tournament ($175 for each additional tournament
in the same region) is a fraction of your organizations income
that is generated by the registration fee.
Handbook, a very thorough reference manual, walks your tournament
committee through every aspect of mounting a tournament, including
that of recruiting new workers. It addresses a wide range of procedures
and subtle decisions that need to be made.
to recruit workers and teams;
to handle every aspect of preparation;
to efficiently conduct each facet of the tournament day itself;
how to follow up afterwards.
As few as 3 people
can organize and prepare it all. As always, MOEMS will respond quickly
to every email or phone call in order to help.
further information contact MOEMS at firstname.lastname@example.org, call us toll free
at 1.866.781.2411, or fax us at 516.785.6640.
Please supply the name of your organization, district, or college, and
all appropriate contact information.