Online Challenges to Motivate Students to Excel in Math
When teachers sign up for the Online Math League (OML), their students gain access to practice materials designed to immediately challenge and motivate them to excel in math. Three times throughout the school year, students compete in challenging math contests against other students from around the world. The test questions are designed to challenge students of all abilities. After each competition, students’ results are displayed on OML’s live leaderboards. A team registration costs $79 for an unlimited number of students to compete at the same grade level. Additionally, OML will discount every other team registered by 15 percent. An individual registration is $29. A team registration includes three official contests throughout the year, access to the online practice area, and three medals to recognize the highest achieving students. It also includes access to certificate templates that can be customized. The name of every student (first name and last initial only) and score will be posted on the OML website. Individual registrations include all of the same except only one medal instead of three.
Deadlines: Registration for free practice materials is open. Students can participate in the first contest anytime between November 1 and November 30, 2020. The second contest will run from January 15 to February 15, 2021, and the final contest will be available from March 1 to March 31, 2021.
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For more than 35 years, TheWhite House Office of Science and Technology has bestowed the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching(PAEMST) upon STEM teachers across the country and in US jurisdictions. More than 5,300 teachers have received PAEMST, the highest honors bestowed by the United States government specifically for K–12 science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and/or computer science teaching. Awardees receive a trip to Washington, DC; a $10,000 award; and opportunities to network with colleagues from across the nation. To learn more about eligibility requirements, nominate a teacher, or apply yourself, visit www.paemst.org.
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