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Brooklake Bobcats Math Team

Apr 15, 2022 02:58PM ● By Joe Nicastro

Brooklake Elementary School has been inspiring and fostering the love of math through the formation of an after school Brooklake Bobcats Math Team program. This team has been created to provide students in 4th and 5th grade with an exciting opportunity to collaborate and solve non-routine, complex math problems and participate in monthly math contests against other students worldwide. Students meet weekly with the Math Team Advisor to collaborate and practice problem solving together. The objective of the Team is to teach multiple strategies for out-of-the-box problem solving, while students develop flexibility and perseverance to solve these problems. Our Mathletes collaborate and share their mathematical creativity, ingenuity and critical thinking skills with their peers in a fun, exciting way. The creation of this team helps to foster the love of math while bringing fun and excitement to mathematical problem solving. 

Brooklake students compete individually in the Math Olympiads, which is sponsored by an organization called MOEMS (Math Olympiads for Elementary and Middle Schools). This year more than 170,000 students from over 6,00 teams worldwide are participating in the Olympiads. All 50 states and 39 other countries are represented. The contests consist of solving 5 non-routine complex math problems. 

During the contests, students will work individually to solve problems, earning points for themselves, as well as the team. At the end of every season, every team member will receive a certificate of participation; trophies, plaques and pins are awarded to high scoring teams and individuals.