11th Annual OSSM Middle School Math: An Awesome Contest 2013
This competition is for all of Oklahoma’s 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. The two-round event begins early in the spring semester.
Available Tuesday, January 1, Round One features a 40-minute test with questions based on topics that address current middle school mathematics skills and must be completed no later than Friday, February 1. The question sheet is formatted for easy scoring.
One copy of the question sheet, answer key, answer explanation sheet and instructions for administering the test are forwarded electronically to middle school math teachers/test administrators across the state who have registered online. All materials will be sent by email.
Duplicate the test as needed. Test questions and answers are posted on the OSSM website after the math contest concludes. We encourage teachers to use a class period when convenient, for students to participate in Round One. A Certificate of Participation is available for all Round One students.
Individual students may compete if their local school does not. Normally, parents register as the test administrator. Homeschooled students are also encouraged to participate.
TEST REGISTRATION REQUIRED
After Round One is administered at the local level, we ask that the test administrator electronically submit the local top scorers’ names who will advance to compete in Round Two of the statewide competition at the OSSM main campus in Oklahoma City, Saturday, February 23 at 1 p.m.
Schools are limited to bringing two sixth graders and two competitors from the combined 7th and 8th grades (no more than four total students). Last year’s 2012 Round Two trophy and medal winners who are currently 7th and 8th graders are automatically entered in this year’s competition. They should be added to the Intent to Compete Form in the designated special field on the electronic form.
Questions and answers for both rounds are posted within a few weeks after the competition. Tests will not be returned and individual test results will not be released.
ROUND TWO PARTICIPANTION
Following the hour-long Round Two test, participants and their parents will have the opportunity to meet current OSSM students and tour the campus. The day’s activities conclude with an awards ceremony. All students receive certificates to acknowledge their achievements. Awards for top performers are given in several divisions according to school area population. The program should end about 4 p.m.
Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics
1141 North Lincoln Boulevard
Oklahoma City OK 73104
- Is OSSM a private school?
No, the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics is a two-year public residential high school created and funded by the Oklahoma legislature. The school is open to all students across the state who wish to apply during their sophomore year. OSSM is categorized as a state agency. See the Admissions webpage for details and application deadlines.
- What is the tuition to attend OSSM?
There is no tuition for a student to attend the school. Room and board are provided by the state. Students may wish to have "pocket money" available for incidentals like school supplies, snack bar items or a weekend trip to a local restaurant, movie theatre, bookstore or mall.
- Who can attend OSSM?
OSSM is open to all Oklahoma students who are entering their junior year of high school. Applications are due in March of the sophomore year.