TEGUCIGALPA, MAY, 14th 2011

Instructions to the multiple choice questions
1. Number your questions 1-20. 2. Use Arial font size 12 and Equation Editor or Math Type to write the problems to ensure the correct usage of mathematical symbols. 3. Use only a, b, c, and d as the answer choices for each question. 4. Do not use as answers “all of the above” or “none of the above” 5. Make sure to revise the correct answer is provided as one of the choices of each question. 6. Use the appropriate math vocabulary for each category. 7. Make each question considering different content from the topics list. 8. Save each 20 multiple choice category questions with the name of each category and the school’s name: “ Geometry AST”, Algebra I AST” Remember each question must be part of the topics list provided for each category. (See Topic List attached) The difficulty level of a question will not be considered as criteria for dismissing a question.

Math Olympics Rules and Regulations (taken from the ABSH
Members Handbook)
Brief Description
The objective of this activity is to promote the interest of students and schools in the different areas of mathematics covered in the high school curriculum; this would be achieved by means of celebrating a Math Olympics competition on a yearly basis. In this competition each participating school can participate with one team of up to three students to answer a 20 multiple-choice question exam in each of the seven categories described below:

Categories
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Basic Math Pre-Algebra Algebra I Algebra II Geometry Trigonometry Pre-Calculus

students from 7th grade students from 8th grade students from 9th grade students from 10th or 11th grade students from 9th, 10th or 11th grade

students from 11th or 12th grade students from 11th or 12th grade

Students must take the exam corresponding to the course they are enrolled during the current school year. The Algebra II, Geometry, Trigonometry and Pre-Calculus participants are allowed to use calculators up the TI-89 or

equivalent in other brands. The Basic Math, Pre-Algebra, and Algebra I participants are NOT allowed to use calculators at all.

Participants
Students are eligible to participate if: 1. The school has paid the annual membership fees of the Association. If a school participates and has not paid these fees, its participation shall be nullified by the ABSH on this particular tournament. 2. The student in dully registered in the respective school on the day when the competition takes place.

Registration
a. Each institution must notify the participation of its teams no

later than April 29

Notification must be sent via fax, mail or internet and must include the following: I. II. III. Letterhead of the participating school Number of participating students per category and accompanying teachers. Signed and sealed by the OFFICIAL OFFICE IN THE SECONDARY LEVEL.

b. Each institution must register their participating students and accompanying teachers no later than April 28, 2011. Registration must be sent via fax, mail or internet and must include the following: IV. V. VI. VII. Letterhead of the participating school Complete name of students, specifying the grade and the category on which they are participating Complete name of teachers, specifying if they are Math Coach(es) or accompanying personnel. Signed and sealed by the OFFICIAL OFFICE INTHE SECONDARY LEVEL

c. A total of four students can be registered per category and be present at the event, although only up to three of them

are able to answer the exam. considered a backup student.

The fourth member is

d. Each school must pay a registration fee of L. 300.00 for registering the school and L.50.00 per participating student. e. All schools that register for the event and do not show up will incur in a monetary fine.

Competition and Regulations
a. There will be a Math Coaches meeting on May 13 to clear

up any last minute details and pay registration fees.

b. If a school is not represented during the meeting, it agrees

to abide by ALL the decisions taken by the represented schools

c. All Math Coaches will help grade the exams. d. The Host School will provide proctors to monitor the taking of the exam. Each participating school is free to provide additional proctors if they desire to do so.
e. It is each school’s decision if they participate with one, two,

or most three students per category.

f. All students should be uniformed in a manner that the

school they belong to can be identified; the school’s daily uniform or event t-shirt.

g. The event will be taking place in the following schedule:

Exam Revision

7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

• • • • • •

Student`s Arrival Opening Ceremony 10:30 a.m. Exams

9:40 a.m. 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 2:00 p.m.

Student’s Activity –Exam Checking p.m. Lunch p.m. Award and Closing Ceremony

All students are required to be at the hosting school at 9:40 a.m. on the day of the event. If for any circumstance students need to arrive earlier; the host school will provide a study area where they will be required to wait. h. The exam will begin at 10:30 a.m. in different classrooms of the host school and it will last one hour and thirty minutes. i. The award ceremony will take place at 2:00 p.m. Awards handed will consist of special diplomas as described below: AWARDS SUPERIOR PERFECT SCORE SUPERIOR EXCELLENT VERY GOOD PARTICIPATION 20 correct answers 17 to 19 correct answers 14 to 16 correct answers 11 to 13 correct answers 0 to 10 correct answers

The score will not be publicly announced. There will be a diploma of participation for every participating student, teacher and school.

PROCTOR GUIDELINES a. The proctor must remain inside the classrooms during the exam.

b. Proctors must make sure the there is NO talking among the different teams and discussion among team members is done in a quiet manner. c. Proctors are NOT allowed to assist students during the exam. d. They should verify that calculators are according to rules.

TESTS The exams for the Math Olympics are going to be generated in the following way: a. Each school participating will bring a complete 20 multiplechoice question with answers exam for each participating category. Exams will be saved in a USB or CD, typed in Microsoft Word 2009, Arial font size 12 using Equation Editor or Math Type to write the problems to ensure the correct usage of mathematical symbols.
b. The exams must try to include all the topics, therefore no two questions in the exam should be from the same topic from the topic list. c. On the day of the exam, Math Coaches will be assigned in groups of three to randomly generate the final exam for the competition. The questions will be selected randomly from the questions data bank. d. There are two criteria that will be taken place to accept a questions: a. Is it in the topic list? b. Is the question or topic repeated? e. The difficulty level WILL NOT BE considered as a criteria for dismissing a question.

f. A simple majority in the group of three is enough to accept or reject a question. g. If a school agrees to bring an exam for a category and does not do so, their students will be disqualified in that category.

Topics List
Basic Math A. Problem Solving B. Order of Operations C. Evaluating Expressions D. Powers and Exponents E. Equations One step equations Multi-step equations F. Inequalities One step inequalities Multi-step inequalities G. Decimals Addition Subtraction Multiplication Division H. Divisibility

I. Integers Addition Subtraction

Multiplication Division Equations J. Fractions Addition Subtraction Multiplication Division Equations

Pre-Algebra
A. Problem Solving B. Order of Operations C. Variables and Expressions D. Solve equations and inequalities One step equations Two step equations With variables on both sides E. Integers Addition Subtraction Multiplication Division

F. Factors Powers Exponents

Rules of exponents Prime Factorization GCF LCM Negative Exponents G. Rational Numbers Addition Subtraction Multiplication Division H. Functions Relations and Functions Graphing Linear Equations Slope Intercepts Systems of Equations Graphing Inequalities I. Ratios Ratio and Proportion Fractions, Decimals and Percents

Algebra I A. Rational Numbers

Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division B. Equations One step equations Multi -step equations variable on both sides C. Ratio and Proportion The Coordinate Plane Relations Graphing Linear Equations Functions D. Expressions Patterns Order of Operations E. Linear Equations Slope Writing Linear Equations Point-Slope Form Slope-Intercept Form Standard Equation of a Line Parallel and Perpendicular Lines F. Linear Inequalities Solving Inequalities Four Basic Operations Multi-step inequalities Involving Absolute Value Graphing Inequalities in Two Variables G. Factorization GCF Perfect Square Difference of Squares Grouping H. Polynomials Adding, subtracting, multiplying Dividing polynomials by monomials Dividing polynomials by binomials

I. Systems of Linear Equations Graphing Substitution Linear Combination

Algebra II A. Real Numbers and Equations The set of real numbers Operations with Real Numbers Variables and Expressions Properties of Real Numbers Solving Equations in one variable Translating word sentences into equations Problem Solving B. Equations and Inequalities Literal equations and formulas Solving inequalities in one variable Conjunctions and Disjunctions Solving compound sentences with inequalities Problem solving strategy: make a table or drawing Absolute value equations Absolute value inequalities Problem solving using equations and inequalities C. Functions and Graphs The coordinate plane Relations and functions Graphing Equations Composition of Functions Inverse Functions The slope of a line Parallel and Perpendicular lines Equations of a Line Problem solving strategy: Use coordinate geometry D. Linear systems of equations and inequalities in two variables Direct variation Problem solving strategy: Draw a graph

Solving linear systems using graphs Solving systems by the substitution method The elimination method Problem solving: Using linear systems of equations Solving linear systems of inequalities Problem solving: Linear programming E. Quadratic Functions Graphing Quadratic Functions The Quadratic Formula Problem solving with quadratic equations The Discriminant The sum and product of roots Solving equations in quadratic form Solving quadratic inequalities F. Matrices and Determinants Special Matrices Matrix addition Matrix multiplication Problem solving with matrices Solving systems of equations in three or more variables by the elimination and Gauss-Jordan methods Inverse matrices Determinants and Cramer’s rule for systems of n equations in n variables Word problems: systems of n equations in n variables G. Polynomials Exponents and Monomials Polynomials: Classification, addition, and subtraction, multiplication Advanced problems on factoring polynomials completely Solving polynomial equations Problem solving: using polynomial equations

H. Rational Expressions Negative exponents and scientific notation Simplifying rational expressions Adding and subtracting rational expressions

Solving rational equations Problem solving: using rational equations I. Irrational and Complex Numbers Roots and radicals Adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing radicals Solving equations with radicals Distance and midpoint formulas Imaginary numbers Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of complex numbers

Geometry A. Points, Lines and Planes Points (set of points, space, collinear, coplanar) Planes Intersections B. Measuring Segments Segment Addition Postulate Distance between points Midpoint Bisector of congruent segments C. Angles and their measure Angles and their measure Classification of angles Angle bisectors Congruent, vertical and complementary and supplementary angles D. Reasoning and Proof Inductive reasoning Deductive reasoning Writing two-column proofs Verify angle and segment relationships E. Perpendicular and Parallel Lines Parallel lines and transversals Angles and parallel lines Proving lines parallel

F. Congruent triangles Classifying triangles Measuring and finding angles of triangles Congruent triangles Proving triangles congruent by ASA, SAS, SSS, HL, and AAS Analyzing isosceles triangles G. Applications of Right Triangles Special segments in triangles Right triangles The Pythagorean Theorem Geometric mean Special right triangles Ratios in right triangles Angles of elevation and depression Using the law of sines and cosines H. Quadrilaterals Parallelograms Proving parallelograms Rectangles Squares Rhombus Trapezoids I. Proportion and Similarity Using Ratios and Proportions Similar polygons Parallel lines and proportional parts of similar triangles

J. Circles Parts of a Circle Circumference Measure and length of arc

Properties of angles and arcs Inscribed angles Tangents Secants, tangents and angle measures Special segments on circles Area for circles and regular polygons Volume of polyhedrons: regular prism, spheres, cylinders, pyramids, and cones

Trigonometry
A. Introduction to trigonometric functions Angles in the coordinate plane Angle measures in degree and radians Applications: angular and linear velocity Circular functions The trigonometric functions Functions of special and quadrant angles Evaluating expressions that contain trigonometric functions The fundamental trigonometric identities Proving elementary trigonometric identities

B. Graphs and Inverses of the Trigonometric Functions Graphs of the sine, cosecant, cosine, secant, tangent and cotangent functions Period, frequency, amplitude and phase shift Graphical behavior of the f ( x) = a sin b( x + c) + d , f ( x) = a cos( x + c) + d and f ( x ) = a tan b( x + c) + d functions The inverse trigonometric functions: their properties and graphical behavior Modeling: Simple Harmonic Motion

C. Trigonometric Identities and Equations Sum and difference identities

Double angle and half angle identities Product/Sum identities Proving advanced trigonometric identities by algebraic manipulations Verifying advanced trigonometric identities by the graphical method Solving trigonometric equations

D. Applications of Trigonometry Solving tight triangles Solving triangles by the Law of Sines Solving triangles by the Law of Cosines Applications to geometry: navigation, sports, aviation, physics and surveying

Pre-calculus A. Introduction to Functions and their graphs Relations and functions Algebra of functions Inverse functions Absolute value, greatest integer, and piecewise functions Symmetry Reflections and transformations Functions as mathematical models of real world situations: modeling and solving word problems Linear functions: their graphs, different forms of linear equations, parallel and perpendicular lines, the midpoint and distance formulas, distance from a point to a line, coordinate proofs, modeling and solving real world situations with linear functions Quadratic functions: their graphical behavior, solving quadratic equations, modeling and solving real world situations with quadratic equations

B. Polynomial functions

Synthetic division and the remainder and factor theorems Graphs of polynomial functions: zeros, relative extrema, inflection points, area between the graph and the x-axis, distance between any two points on the curve, arc length between any two points on the curve, tangent line to any point on the curve Integral and rational zeros The fundamental theorem of algebra and its corollaries Factorizing completely a polynomial over the field of complex numbers Descartes’ Rule, the Intermediate value theorem; and the sum and product of zeros Rational functions: their graphical behavior; domain and range; vertical, horizontal and oblique asymptotes Radical functions: their graphical behavior; domain and range; vertical, horizontal and oblique asymptotes Modeling and solving real world situations with polynomial, rational and radical functions

C. Matrices and Linear Systems of Equations and Inequalities Different types of matrices: rectangular, square, column, row, symmetric, skew-symmetric, identity, diagonal, null, upper triangular, lower triangular Addition, subtraction and multiplication of matrices The inverse matrix of a square matrix Solving a system of n equations in n variables by the inverse matrix method The determinant of 2 x 2, 3 x 3, and n x n matrices Cramer’s rule to solve a system of n equations in n variables

D. Exponential and Logarithmic functions Rational exponents Exponential functions and their graphical behavior Logarithmic functions and their graphical behavior Properties of logarithms

Evaluating expressions that contain logarithms (in any base) and exponents Solving logarithmic equations in any base Solving exponential equations Exponential growth and decay models Modeling and solving other real world situations with logarithmic and exponential functions Theorems on the differentiation to algebraic, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions

E. Conics The circle: its standard form and applications The parabola: its standard form and applications The ellipse: its standard form and applications The hyperbola: its standard form and applications

F. Limits Graphical introduction to limits of functions One sided limits Intuitive definition of the limit Theorems on limits and their applications Infinite limits Limits at infinity Limits involving trigonometric functions Continuity of a function at a point Continuity of a function at an interval

G. Introduction to Differential Calculus Definition of the derivative of a function

Participating Schools
Academia Americana Academia Los Pinares Centro Escolar Aldebaran Centro Escolar Antares Ágape Christian School Del Campo International School Discovery School El Alba Bilingual School Episcopal El Buen Pastor Escuela Bilingüe Mesoamericana Escuela Internacional SPS Freedom High School International School of Tegucigalpa La Estancia School Liceo Bilingue Centroamericano Macris School Mayan School Sacred Heart Academy Santa Teresa Bilingual School Palmeras Bilingual School Progreso International School Seran

American School of Tegucigalpa

Agenda
Friday May 13 Math Coaches Meeting Saturday May 14 Exams –Elaboration and Revision*** Student`s Arrival Opening Ceremony Testing 9:40 a.m. 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. GYM GYM MS and HS Rooms Student’s Activity –Exam Checking Lunch Award and Closing Ceremony 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. Cafeteria GYM 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. GYM 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. HS Computer Lab B MS Computer Lab 5:00pm AST High School Library

***Coaches assigned to exam elaboration and revision are required to be in school at 6:45 am.

Invited Schools Teachers´ Participation
Exam Elaboration The following teachers will elaborate the tests used in the competition: Category Basic Math ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ Pre- Algebra ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ School

Algebra I ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ Algebra II ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________

______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ Geometry ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ Pre-Calculus ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ Trigonometry ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________

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Exam Revision The following teachers will revise and check the test elaborated for the competition and its grading key: Category Basic Math ______________________________ ______________________________ School

______________________________ ______________________________ Pre- Algebra ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________

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Algebra I ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ Algebra II ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________

Geometry ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ Pre-Calculus ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________

______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ Trigonometry ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________

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Proctors

The following teachers will participate as proctors: Basic Math AST Staff Member Iris Borjas Raquel Molina Sarah Willet Pre-Algebra Nirmala Chennamsetty Guisela Flores Karen Hesse Algebra I Carolina Martinez Elsa Dougherty Dulce Lopez ____________________________ ____________________________ ____________________________
HS#57 HS#58 HS#59

Participating School Proctor ____________________________ ____________________________ ____________________________

Rm#
HS#51 HS#52 HS#53

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HS#54 HS#55 HS#56

Algebra II Michelle Simon Keely Wrzensinski Justa Corea Geometry ____________________________ ____________________________ ____________________________
HS#62 HS#63 MS#18

Mollie Davis Collin Roberts Eric Lofchie Pre-Calculus Steven McDowell Rachel Bonilla Blake Dickson Trigonometry Chuck Pawlik Brian Dougherty

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MS#1 MS#3 MS#4

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MS#5 MS#12 MS#14

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MS#6 MS#11

Room Distribution

High School Building Basic Math Room #51 Centro Escolar Antares Centro Escolar Aldebaran Macris School La Estancia School Del Campo International Academia Americana Agape Christian School Pre-Algebra Room #54 Centro Escolar Antares El Alba Bilingual School Palmeras Bilingual School Centro Escolar Aldebaran Episcopal El Buen Pastor Freedom High School Macris School Mayan School Room #52 El Alba Bilingual School Episcopal El Buen Pastor Seran International School Tegucigalpa Discovery School Liceo Bilingue Centroamericano Progreso Bilingual School Room #55 Seran Sacred Heart Academy La Estancia School International School Tegucigalpa Escuela Internacional SPS Del Campo International School Discovery School Santa Teresa Bilingual School Room#53 Palmeras Bilingual School Freedom High School Sacred Heart Academy Escuela Internacional SPS American School Mayan School Room #56 American School Academia Americana Liceo Bilingue Centroamericano Agape Christian School Progreso Bilingual School Academia Los Pinares
Escuela Bilingue Mesoamericana

Algebra I

Room #57 Macris School Discovery School
Escuela Bilingue Mesoamericana

Room #58 Escuela Internacional SPS Progreso Bilingual School Centro Escolar Aldebaran International School Tegucigalpa Agape Christian School Palmeras Bilingual School La Estancia School

Room#59 Liceo Bilingue Centroamericano El Alba Bilingual School Sacred Heart Academy Academia Americana Centro Escolar Antares Seran American School of Tegucigalpa Mayan School

Freedom High School
Del Campo International School

Academia Los Pinares Episcopal El Buen Pastor Santa Teresa Bilingual School

High School Building Algebra II Room #62 Centro Escolar Antares Centro Escolar Aldebaran Macris School La Estancia School Academia Americana Agape Christian School Room #63 Episcopal El Buen Pastor Seran International School Tegucigalpa Academia Los Pinares
Escuela Bilingue Mesoamericana

Middle School Building Room #18 Palmeras Bilingual School Freedom High School Sacred Heart Academy Escuela Internacional SPS American School of Tegucigalpa Mayan School

El Alba Bilingual School

Middle School Building Geometry Room #1 Centro Escolar Antares La Estancia School Agape Christian School Seran
Liceo Bilingue Centroamericano

Room #3 Centro Escolar Aldebaran
Del Campo International School

Room #4 Macris School Academia Americana Episcopal El Buen Pastor Discovery School Palmeras Bilingual School Escuela Internacional SPS Mayan School Room#14 La Estancia School Seran Academia Los Pinares. Freedom High School American School of Tegucigalpa

Freedom High School
American School of Tegucigalpa

El Alba Bilingual School International School Tegucigalpa Academia Los Pinares Sacred Heart Academy Santa Teresa Bilingual School Room#12 Centro Escolar Antares El Alba Bilingual School Discovery School Palmeras Bilingual School Escuela Internacional SPS Mayan School Room #11 Centro Escolar Antares Seran Freedom High School American School of Tegucigalpa Palmeras Bilingual School Escuela Internacional SPS

Pre-Calculus

Room #5 Macris School Academia Americana
International School Tegucigalpa Escuela Bilingue Mesoamericana

Sacred Heart Academy Santa Teresa Bilingual School Trigonometry Room #6 La Estancia School Academia Americana
International School Tegucigalpa

Sacred Heart Academy Macris School El Alba Bilingual School

Statistics

School Academia Americana Academia Los Pinares Centro Escolar Aldebaran Centro Escolar Antares Ágape Christian School Del Campo International School Discovery School

Basic Math

PreAlgebra

Algebra I

Algebra II

Geometry

PreCalculus

Trigonometry

El Alba Bilingual School Episcopal El Buen Pastor Escuela Bilingüe Mesoamericana Escuela Internacional SPS Freedom High School International School of Tegucigalpa La Estancia School Macris School Liceo Bilingüe Centroamericano Mayan School

Sacred Heart Academy Santa Teresa Bilingual School Palmeras Bilingual School Progreso International School Seran American School of Tegucigalpa

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