The goal of Math Olympiads is to stimulate enthusiasm and a love for mathematics. Math Olympiads introduces important mathematical concepts and teaches major strategies for problem solving. Students learn to develop flexibility in solving problems by using creativity and ingenuity to meet mathematical challenges.
Math Olympiad clubs meet weekly for an hour. Club members explore a topic or strategy in depth and practice for the contests using non-routine problems. The club members discuss various approaches in solving the problems. The highlights for students are the five monthly contests, given from November to March.
We are excited to announce that Bain will continue to publish our widely successful school newspaper Paws-Up!! Look for new issues for the 2017-2018 school year!
Written and designed by students and published quarterly for our entire student body to enjoy, we believe that introducing our Bain students to the world of journalism, photography, and creative design will engage and excite them!
The newspaper club meets weekly for one hour after school.
3rd graders (limited participation--by invitation only)
Mathapalooza is a competition held annually for CMS 3rd graders in conjunction with the Talent Development department. Students work independently and in teams to complete fun math challenges. Students also complete hands-on obstacles that require their brainpower, team work, and math skills to win!
Date for the 2018 competition TBA.
4th-5th graders (by invitation only)
Eligible students will receive information about Duke TIP from Mrs. Blackmon during the month of October. These students will be provided with brochures and applications if they meet the requirements of the program.