We feel that SIGMA will help improve the problem solving skills of each of your students.
Since 1979, over 4.5 million students from more than 350 schools around the world have participated in SIGMA.
Teachers of these students enthusiastically endorse participation in SIGMA.
There is a separate contest for grades 6, 7, 8, and 9, held five times throughout the year.
The contests consist of 8 questions with a 30 minute time limit.
Schools are divided into 3 divisions, based on grade level participation.
The highest scoring individual from each school will receive an award and lapel pins are awarded to the top scoring students nationally. Plaques will be given to the top three schools in each grade and division. Awards will be based on the FINAL TOTAL SCORES.
Many students will not get all the questions correct, but the design of Sigma makes it easy for students and teachers to see their progress and improvement.
Sigma questions are not rehashing of questions from a text book, each question is unique and has a slight twist.
Some schools like to compete, but others prefer the challenge and variety of problems offered by sigma. Regardless of participation in the competition, each teacher will receive statistics on the average score of each grade.