**by Sean
M.**

**animation by
Alissa P. & Steven R.**

**web design by
Alissa P.**

**Math Olympiads
have been going on for 21 years. In the United States, over 3,600
teams participated in the Math Olympiads this year, which is about
87,000 students! And still there are more! In 14 other countries, a
total of about 1,300 teams and about 30,000 students
participated.This year 81,255 students participated in Division E,
which is for elementary schools like Guggenheim. In Division M (for
middle schools) 6,532 students did. A team has up to thirty-five
students on it. At Guggenheim, 190 students participated!
**

**If you are
wondering about the system of patches and pins that students who
participate get, this is how it goes. The top 2% get a Gold Pin, the
next 8% get Silver Pins, and the top 50% get felt
badges.**

**“They are
fun and sometimes easy, sometimes hard,” says Peter Gs.
“Math Olympiads are challenging,” says Jennifer K.
“They were fun. Some of them did not give that much information,
but that’s how they’re supposed to be." " I think it went
well,” said Ariel M. “They’re sometimes fun and
sometimes hard,” says Dan H.**

**Math Olympiads
sure are cool!**