Rhodes State College Events

February 24, 2018
OCTM Tournament 2018

Rhodes State College will be hosting this year’s OCTM (Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics) Tournament on Saturday, February 24, 2018, in the James J. Countryman (JJC) Engineering & Industrial Technology Building. Registration time is 8:45 a.m. and test time is 9:15 a.m.

What is the OCTM Tournament?

The annual tournament is sponsored by the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics. All Ohio public, private and home-schooled students in grades 9-12 are invited to participate. Students can register as a school team member (for schools that are sponsoring a team), as an independent student (if his/her school is not sponsoring a team) or as a home-schooled student. The test is administered at test sites across Ohio. Testing time is 60 minutes for 40 questions, and calculators are permitted. Top scoring students receive awards and may qualify for available scholarships. The registration fee is $ 5.00 per student.

Reasons to participate in the OCTM Tournament

1.      Participants can win scholarships and other awards.

2.      Students can challenge themselves and practice mathematics that may be out of their comfort zone.

3.      Students have an opportunity to get an academic experience on a college campus

4.      Meet other students from different area schools

5.      The OCTM Tournament is an activity that can be placed on a college application or resume.

6.      CCP students and Non-CCP students will have an opportunity to visit our campus.

Awards and Scholarships:

Awards are presented to students and schools that participate in the annual tournament. Individual students and school teams earn awards by achieving top scores on the test. All Ohio students are eligible for individual student awards and Ohio public and private school teams are eligible for team awards. Independent and home-school students are only eligible for individual student awards. For detailed information see Tournament Awards below.

Scholarships is a new tournament component that is currently under development. The OCTM Tournament committee is working with several colleges and universities for the purpose of granting scholarships to top scoring students. Students must agree to share their personal information with participating colleges and universities in order to be eligible for scholarship evaluation. Such student information will be used only with accredited colleges and universities for OCTM Tournament scholarship purposes. (BGSU and Ashland University)

More information:

Please visit the OCTM website http://octmtournament.org/index.cfm. For more detailed information about the awards, go to http://octmtournament.org/awards.cfm

How to Register:

Students can register as a school team member (for schools that are sponsoring a team), as an independent student (if his/her school is not sponsoring a team) or as a home-schooled student at http://octmtournament.org/registrationhome.cfm
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