Each year, a group of volunteer math aficionados gather on a Saturday in March to evaluate and grade the OCTM Mathematics Tournament test. It's a fun time with like souls, and provides a wonderful opportunity to exchange ideas, network and simply meet colleagues from across Ohio. A continental breakfast and full lunch is provided as a reward (or bribe) for services rendered.
Please review the following information about adding your name to the graders list. Your name on the list will not commit you to participate at the next grading day. It is simply a reference list of individuals who are willing to volunteer their time to help grade the OCTM Mathematics test. The list is used each year to email individuals and invite them to participate. You will be able to login at anytime to update your information and change your grader status to one of the following three options:
I can help grade this year
I cannot help but wish to remain on the list
I request to be removed from the list.
QUALIFICATIONS: All OCTM Tournament coaches, mathematics teachers/professors, pre-service mathematics teachers, retired mathematics teachers and spouses or friends with a suitable background in mathematics are welcome to help grade the OCTM State High School Mathematics Tournament test.
DATE: Grading day is always the first Saturday in March. The location this year is Columbus Academy, Academy Hall, 4300 Cherry Bottom Road, Gahanna, OH 43230.
TIME: Continental breakfast will be available at 8:30 AM and the actual grading process begins at 9:00 AM. Lunch will be provided. Although we continue grading after lunch, we are usually finished by the middle of the afternoon.
ADDING YOUR NAME TO THE GRADERS LIST: : If you are interested in volunteering to help grade the OCTM Tournament test and would like to add your name to the grader list, please click on the Grader Registration Form link below.
You will be asked for your name to see if you are already in the system
If you are not found in the system, you will be asked to input your information and create a personal login username and password. You will receive an email confirming your sign-up.
If you are found in the system, you will be able to login, or create a login and password if they have not yet been created.
When you login, you will be taken to your My Options page, where you will be able to do the following:
View the Grader Information page
Edit your account information
Edit your security Information (Login & Password)
Change your grader status
Add/edit your principal/Supervisor Information (see below)
PRINCIPAL or SUPERVISOR INFORMATION: A letter is sent by the Tournament Director to each grader's principal or supervisor indicating that they have volunteered a Saturday of their time to grade the OCTM Mathematics Tournament student papers. The letter is optional and will only be sent if the Principal/Supervisor information is provided by the grader. If you would like to have the letter sent to your principal/supervisor, follow the procedure below:
At the grader's My Option page, click on Add Principal/Supervisor Information and fill in the required information. This information is strictly confidential and will only be used to send the acknowledgement letter.