Important Notice: The 18th Annual OSSM Middle School Math: An Awesome Contest–Round Two has been indefinitely postponed. More information will be available on the website at the appropriate time.

ROUND ONE INFORMATION

Friday, January 10, 2020 – ROUND ONE will be available and features a 40-minute test with questions based on topics that address middle school mathematics skills and must be completed no later than Friday, February 14, 2020.

The question sheet is formatted for easy scoring. One copy of the question sheet and answer key is sent by email to middle school math teachers/test administrators who have registered online.

Test administrators will duplicate the test as needed. Test questions and answers are posted on the OSSM website after Round One concludes. We encourage teachers to use a convenient class period 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. Parents will register the child and perform the duties of the test administrator.

Home-schooled students are also encouraged to participate.

Direct all ROUND ONE registration questions to Mr. Dan Vossen at Dan.Vossen@ossm.edu.

ROUND TWO INFORMATION AND INTENT TO COMPETE FORM

Thank you for your interest in Round 2 of the 18th Annual OSSM Middle School Math: An Awesome Contest-2020. The 18th Annual OSSM Middle School Math: An Awesome Contest–Round Two has been indefinitely postponed. More information will be available on the website at the appropriate time.

IMPORTANT THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW:

  • Parking is available in the OSSM parking lot. Overflow/Additional parking may be found across 10th Street (south of the four-way stoplight) at the State Chamber building or in the  Banc First parking lot (after 12:30 p.m.), located on the corner of 10th Street and Lincoln Blvd.
  • Gazebo gates open at 12 p.m. This is the primary entrance for the event. Please see campus map. Do not enter through the Shedrick Library. Directions to the OSSM Campus
  • Teachers/Round One test administrators are not required to attend. 
  • Students wear school attire. School uniforms are optional. 
  • Bring a light sweater or jacket. (Rooms might be cold.) 
  • NO CALCULATORS ALLOWED.  (new policy for 2020) 
  • Cell phones are not allowed during the test and will be collected by proctors. 
  •  Students will be dismissed at 12:40 p.m. by announcement to relocate to the testing facility. 
  • Test starts at 1:00 p.m. (1 hour). All materials will be provided. 
  •  4 p.m. Awards Presentation (four divisions – no particular order)
  • Download the day’s schedule of events here.
  • The Parents Association of OSSM (PAOSSM) will sell OSSM memorabilia.  

If you have questions, contact: 

Mr. Dan Vossen 
OSSM Outreach Coordinator
Dan.Vossen@ossm.edu

 

Registration to compete in Round 2 is now closed. For information contact Dan Vossen at dan.vossen@ossm.edu.

Practice Tests

Note – It is possible that a few practice test answer keys may still contain a few incorrect answers. Over the years, we have attempted to resolve these mistakes, but we may have missed a few. If you would like to contact an OSSM math professor about a particular test problem, please identify the exact test title, problem number and your answer to start the process. Send all inquiries to dan.vossen@ossm.edu and he will forward them to an OSSM mathematics professor for a response.

Home-schooled students are also encouraged to participate.

Questions?

Contact – Mr. Dan Vossen
OSSM Outreach Coordinator
Dan.Vossen@ossm.edu