Campus to host Colorado’s 29th Math Olympiad


Math Olympiad
The Colorado Math Olympiad will return to UCCS for its 29th year on Friday.

An estimated 400 middle and high school students from around the state will meet in Berger Hall and the Gallogly Events Center at 9 a.m. Participants are given four hours to complete five essay-style problems.

Math Olympiad

A week later, at 2 p.m. April 27, Alex Soifer, CMO chair and professor, Interdepartmental Studies, will review solutions to the problems and give  a lecture, “Birth of a Problem: The Story of Creation in Seven Stages.” An awards ceremony is scheduled for 4 p.m.

The CMO is a chance for middle and high school students to test their talents and ingenuity while competing for medals, scholarships and other prizes.

The CMO is the largest mathematical competition in the United States with participants competing against one another, grades 6 through 12. Annually, prizes are provided by the competition sponsors, such as Intermap Technologies, Wolfram Research and Texas Instruments.

UCCS Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak will offer gold, silver and bronze medalists a scholarship to UCCS. Other prizes include Casio calculators and math software, and book by Alexander Soifer.

Student participation is free and open to all students grade 6-12. There is no limit on the number of schools or students who may participate. Everyone is welcome.

The Colorado Math Olympiad is supported by Casio Inc., Wolfram Research, the Office of the Chancellor, College of Letters, Arts, & Sciences, School District 20 and School District 11.

For more information about the Math Olympiad, and to view problems from previous years, visit

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