The main features of the Tournament are:
Everything is 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 tournament has the potential to: enhance your group’s reputation for promoting excellence in mathematics; introduce an organization to teachers and administrators unfamiliar with it; recruit new members; and recruit new workers.
Picture 100-200 students together just to do mathematics. This creates excitement and underscores the importance of mathematics.
Students from 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.
MOEMS supplies transparency masters, detailed solutions, and, where possible, multiple methods. There is also time for a mid-morning snack and lunch, and an awards ceremony.
An 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.
The Tournament 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.
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.
For further information contact MOEMS at email@example.com, call us at 1.516.781.2400, or fax us at 516.785.6640. Please supply the name of your organization, district, or college, and all appropriate contact information.