University of Washington Math Hour Olympiad exams
The University of
Hour Olympiad is an annual contest for middle-schoolers in which
they present mathematical proofs to fun problems orally before a panel
of supportive judges. The exam is three hours long.
Each student is given a page with 5 questions. When they believe they have
an answer for a question they raise their hand and are assigned a team of
two judges who listen to their explanation and provide constructive
feedback. If the judges decide the answer is incomplete or incorrect, the
student is permitted more chances to argue their solution again after
returning to their seat to think about it further. If the student answers
three questions correctly they are given a second page containing two harder
questions. Students in the 6th and 7th grade are given one set of
questions, 8th through 10th another. Often one or two questions overlap.