Math Olympiads for Elementary and Middle Schools



  • Math problem solving contests for teams of up to 35 students in grades 4 through 8.( broken up to 4th-6th grade teams and 6th-8th grade teams).
  • It is open to schools, home schools, institutes and Individuals (with restrictions).
  • Contests can be administered on paper to the whole team at one location (MOEMS® OnPaper) or on the internet remotely at home or other location (MOEMS® OnLine), or on the internet , simultaneously
  • The highlights for students are the five monthly contests with five problems each, these unique problems are administered monthly from November through March.


  • To stimulate enthusiasm and a love for mathematics
  • To introduce important mathematical concepts
  • To teach major strategies for problem solving
  • To develop mathematical flexibility in solving problems
  • To strengthen mathematical intuition
  • To foster mathematical creativity and ingenuity
  • To provide for the satisfaction, joy, and thrill of meeting challenges


MOEMS® contests may be used in any number of venues that will meet the needs of your school, district, institute or individuals:

  • an enriching classroom activity to strengthen problem-solving skills of all students;
  • a before-school or after-school math program (or even a weekend academy)
  • a push-in or pull-out enrichment program
  • a district gifted program.
  • a unifying activity for remotely educated students

The highlights for students are the five monthly contests, administered from November through March. Your team members become excited by the immediate feedback received from teams of other students all around the globe.

Contests may be administered at the coordinator’s (PICO’s) convenience during an approximately 4-week window. No travel is needed to compete.


Created in 1977 by Dr. George Lenchner, an internationally known math educator, the Math Olympiads went public in 1979. In 2020 nearly 120,000 students from over 5,000 teams worldwide participated in the Olympiads. All 50 states and about 35 countries participated.

what is included

The highlights for students are the five monthly contests, administered from November through March

For the annual fee, the team receives:

All 50 problems and detailed solutions from the previous two years.

5 monthly contests with detailed solutions. (5 questions each).

Online newsletters that lead the sponsor through all procedures, provide statistics and relevant information. 


  • For those teams that submit results MOEMS will send out an awards box.: 
  • In the awards box it will included:                                                         
  • certificates for all students,                                               
  • one Highest Individual Scorer trophy 
  • award patches for about 50% of all top participating students earned pins for top 10% and top 2% of scores. . Non Institute teams may earn a team plaque.