**GOALS**

- To stimulate enthusiasm and a love for Mathematics
- To introduce important Mathematical concepts
- To teach major strategies for problem solving
- To develop Mathematical flexibility in solving problems
- To strengthen Mathematical intuition
- To foster Mathematical creativity and ingenuity
- To provide for the satisfaction, joy, and thrill of meeting challenges

**For Whom: 4-6th grade**

**Format:**

- Contests are taken in the participating school.
- Each contest consists of five nonroutine problems.
- Every problem requires careful mathematical thinking and has a time limit.
- Each student, working alone, scores 1 point for each correct answer. Thus, a student may score up to 25 points per year.
- Calculators are not permitted
- When a problem introduces a more advanced concept, all necessary definitions are included.
- The detailed solution for each problem usually names the strategy required.
- Many solutions include follow-up problems and activities.
- After each contest, results are submitted to us for scorekeeping. Our records will determine which awards are to be shipped after the last contest.

**Team:**

- Each team has up to 35 students.
*(Many schools have more than one team.)* - Only schools or homeschool associations, not individuals, may participate.
- Each team competes in just one division.
- Teams with members from more than one school are called “District Teams” or “Institute Teams” and are not eligible for team awards.
- The
*team score*is the sum of the ten highest individual scores, taken after the fifth contest.

**GOALS**

- To stimulate enthusiasm and a love for Mathematics
- To introduce important Mathematical concepts
- To teach major strategies for problem solving
- To develop Mathematical flexibility in solving problems
- To strengthen Mathematical intuition
- To foster Mathematical creativity and ingenuity
- To provide for the satisfaction, joy, and thrill of meeting challenges

**For Whom: 4-6th grade**

**Format:**

- Contests are taken in the participating school.
- Each contest consists of five nonroutine problems.
- Every problem requires careful mathematical thinking and has a time limit.
- Each student, working alone, scores 1 point for each correct answer. Thus, a student may score up to 25 points per year.
- Calculators are not permitted
- When a problem introduces a more advanced concept, all necessary definitions are included.
- The detailed solution for each problem usually names the strategy required.
- Many solutions include follow-up problems and activities.
- After each contest, results are submitted to us for scorekeeping. Our records will determine which awards are to be shipped after the last contest.

**Team:**

- Each team has up to 35 students.
*(Many schools have more than one team.)* - Only schools or homeschool associations, not individuals, may participate.
- Each team competes in just one division.
- Teams with members from more than one school are called “District Teams” or “Institute Teams” and are not eligible for team awards.
- The
*team score*is the sum of the ten highest individual scores, taken after the fifth contest.

**TOPIC: ** **How Does Math Make Up the Code Behind the Physics’ Natural Laws of Our Universe**

Physics studies the natural laws of our universe. Mathematics is a language to describe physics laws at the most fundamental level – the laws of numbers. Great scientific advancement often demands that physicists and mathematicians work hand in hand.

NASA Scientist, Dr. Yu, will present an interactive talk intended for middle school student and older. High school students and college students can contact us to find out how to receive community service hours for attending this lecture.

- Dr. Weiping Yu is a scientist and a physicist at NASA Kennedy Space Center. Yu holds a doctorate in Engineering Physics and is a pioneer researcher in theoretical and applied physics, and the founder of the Universal Particle (Uon) Theory of Everything.
- A contributing member of the American Physical Society (APS), the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
- A frequent keynote speaker at conferences, universities, and communities; a Subject Matter Expert (SME) on NASA Digital Learning Network (DLN); a creator of the NASA/KSC Physics Research Forum.

Light food and refreshments will be served. Dinner will be at 6pm and talk will start at 6:30pm

**GOALS**

- To stimulate enthusiasm and a love for Mathematics
- To introduce important Mathematical concepts
- To teach major strategies for problem solving
- To develop Mathematical flexibility in solving problems
- To strengthen Mathematical intuition
- To foster Mathematical creativity and ingenuity
- To provide for the satisfaction, joy, and thrill of meeting challenges

**For Whom: 4-6th grade**

**Format:**

- Contests are taken in the participating school.
- Each contest consists of five nonroutine problems.
- Every problem requires careful mathematical thinking and has a time limit.
- Each student, working alone, scores 1 point for each correct answer. Thus, a student may score up to 25 points per year.
- Calculators are not permitted
- When a problem introduces a more advanced concept, all necessary definitions are included.
- The detailed solution for each problem usually names the strategy required.
- Many solutions include follow-up problems and activities.
- After each contest, results are submitted to us for scorekeeping. Our records will determine which awards are to be shipped after the last contest.

**Team:**

- Each team has up to 35 students.
*(Many schools have more than one team.)* - Only schools or homeschool associations, not individuals, may participate.
- Each team competes in just one division.
- Teams with members from more than one school are called “District Teams” or “Institute Teams” and are not eligible for team awards.
- The
*team score*is the sum of the ten highest individual scores, taken after the fifth contest.