Count Down: Six Kids Vie for Glory at the World's Toughest Math Competition

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Steve Olson

What types of kids are drawn to problem solving? How is their genius developed? Why has only one girl been on the American Math Olympiad team? All these questions are addressed in a story following the 6 members of the 2001 olympic team. You might be surprised to find they are normal kids who relax by playing ultimate frisbee, playing chess, and playing the piano. Enjoy the story and the math problems too!

Topic: math
Age Level: secondary
You'll use it: once

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