All Archimedes students are encouraged to participate in competitions happening from October through May. Competitions introduce students to creative challenges in an enjoyable way, inspiring interests in solving problems by fostering self-confidence.
We have carefully selected the following competitions to ensure logical reasoning and analytical thinking are the key skills being tested.
The Math Kangaroo competition emphasizes creative problem-solving, math reasoning and logic. Students are given 24 or 30 challenging and creative problems depending on grade which are sorted in 3 categories by difficulty level. The problems require logical reasoning and are very fun to work on.
Problems from the previous years can be found at Kangaroo US.
Noetic Learning Fall and Spring
The Noetic Learning math competition is a semiannual problem solving contest whose goal is to encourage students' interest in math, to develop their problem solving skills, and to inspire them to excel in math. During the contest, students are given 45 minutes to solve 20 problems. Many problems are designed to challenge students and to enrich their problem solving experiences.
Problems from previous years can be found at the Noetic Learning page. Click here for the sample problems.
Washington State Middle School Math Olympiad
The Washington State Middle School Math Olympiad is a statewide team based competition. Teams are recognized for having achieved at the levels superior, excellent, very good or good in each of six components: a long session problem, and five short session problems in the content areas Ratios and Proportional Relationships, Number System, Expressions and Equations, Geometry, Statistics and Probability