The Math League contest is offered to kids from 4th grade to high school. Each contest covers topics appropriate to the contest grade level. This is a unique contest which focuses on quick computational thinking. Students are asked to solve 30-35 problems in 30 minutes. The last 10 problems are hard and require students to find advanced “tricks” without which the problems take too long to solve. To make an analogy from track and field, while most math contests are long-distance races, the Math League is a sprint!
A student’s individual score is the total number of problems they solve. Scores within 5 points of perfect are very rare, as even the best students struggle to avoid mistakes and finish the test under the time pressure. Top five individual scores make up the team score.
Top students on each team, as well as top students and teams regionally and nationally receive awards. Our teams participate in Math League contests for Grades 4 and 5, as well as Algebra I contest. Also, many of our students participate in the contest on their respective school teams.