education-291x300The University of Colorado Colorado Springs will host the 31st annual Colorado Mathematical Olympiad on April 25, said UCCS Spokesman Tom Hutton in a news release this week.

During the Olympic-themed math essay competition, 400 students from sixth graders to high school seniors will compete for medals, scholarships and other prizes.

“The CMO is a chance for middle and high school students to test their talents and ingenuity while competing for medals, scholarships and other prizes,” Hutton said in the release.

The Olympiad is the largest such competition in the country, the release said.

The April 25 event will open at 8 a.m. in Berger Hall before moving to Gallogly Events Center to begin the competition at 9 a.m.

Solutions to the problems and awards for the winners will be presented at 1:45 p.m. May 2 by Alexander Soifer, UCCS professor and chair of the Olympiad. Gold, silver and bronze medalists will also be offered UCCS scholarships by Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak.

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For more information about the Colorado Math Olympiad can be found here.