Authentic evaluation is completed for each step of the booklet and includes assessment of fluency, flexibility, elaboration, and originality.
Quality teams from the qualifying competition move on to the Affiliate Bowl/National Competition and champion teams and individuals in each division at this level earn invitations to the International Conference competition.
The top scoring teams and individuals on the Qualifying Problem are invited to continue on to the next level - the Affiliate Competition.
The winners of the Affiliate Competitions advance to the Future Problem Solving International Conference in June.
Full credit is only given for complete, correct solutions.
Each solution is intended to be in the form of a mathematical proof.All submissions are compiled into a Longlist, the length of which can easily exceed 100 problems.Then the IMO deputy leaders convene on site and discuss which problems should be used on the International Mathematical Olympiad test that year.Since there are 6 problems, a perfect score is 42 points. Sometimes, other prizes and awards are given to contestants too. Unofficially, however, the scores of each team are compared each year where a team's score is the sum of their individual scores.The IMO started in 1959 as a competition among Eastern European countries.Check for complete information on affiliate programs. Future Problem Solving Program International provides the tools and strategies students need to face the challenges of today and the future. Paul Torrance, Future Problem Solving (FPS) provides competitive and non-competitive components for today’s curriculum via a six-step model which teaches critical and creative thinking, problem solving, and decision making.Check for complete information on affiliate programs.The non-fiction/informational text reading skills, writing skills, and teamwork collaboration skills address many academic standards.The 4Cs – collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creative thinking are infused into FPS and strengthened with membership in the Partnership for 21st Century Learning.Those involved in Global Issues Problem Solving practice powerful problem solving skills using critical and creative thinking.Participants improve their communication skills through collaboration and learning to write concisely with a specific focus in mind.