Rashi’s 4th, 5th and 6th graders competed as a team in this year’s Math Olympiad competition. Collectively, they earned the Highest Team Achievement award to honor their being among the top 10% of all teams in the Elementary School division. The Mathematical Olympiads for Elementary and Middle Schools (MOEMS) is an international organization that tests nearly 170,000 participants from 6,000 teams worldwide.
“Every Rashi 4th, 5th, and 6th grader is on our Math Olympiad team,” explained Middle School Math teacher Cindy Carter, “and our team victory was a reflection of the energy and focus that every single student contributed to thinking through each question. This was a Rashi team accomplishment.” While this is not the first year that The Rashi School has participated in MOEMS, this is the first year that students in Grades 4 and 5 joined the competition with our Middle Schoolers.
Past honors from the MOEMS have included High Team Achievement awards for being among the second top 10% of scores in the division, as well as many individual awards. This year, one of our Middle School students also received an honorable mention for his creative problem solving when he discovered a better answer to a test question than the one found by the well-respected MOEMS mathematics panel.