Math Olympiad News 2019
Several students from Greenbrook Elementary School were among the nearly 160,000 students worldwide to participate this year in the Math Olympiad program. They participated in a series of five monthly contest of five problems each, from November to March, and weekly practice sessions under the supervision and coaching of Mrs. Anna Bantug. She taught the children to solve unusual and difficult problems and to think creatively.
The students responded well and were recognized with certificates for their participation. Nineteen students of the Mathletes won national awards for excellence within division E for grades 4 – 5.
- The trophy is awarded to the highest scorer of each team: Monday Team – Emily F. and Friday Team Madeleine R.
- The gold pin is awarded to those in at least the 98th percentile (top 2%). At Greenbrook Elementary School, Emily F., with a score of 22 out of 25 points, was in this extraordinary group.
- The silver pin is awarded to those in the 90th to 97th percentiles including: Max L., and Aeden R.
- The embroidered felt patch is awarded to those in the top 50% of all the participants worldwide,
including: Emily F., Max L., Aeden R., Miller K., Levi L., Jared S., Shravya G., Gianna L., Andrew C., Kashvi
G., Callen D., Dylan P., Nicholas C., Ava S., Madeleine R., Saket E., Lyla L., Ella G., and Saad T.
Each year the Math Olympiads serves over 130,000 students on over 5,200 teams nationally and about 30,000 students on 1000 teams in more than 35 other countries. Since 1979, it has provided challenging, thought-provoking problems that stretch the abilities of students in grades 4 through 8, strengthening their foundation for both assessment tests and more advance studies. Our children have responded to the challenge with eagerness and enthusiasm. Congratulations to all the participants of Greenbrook Elem School Math Olympiads, school principal Mrs. Rhea Murphy and coach Mrs. Anna Bantug.