The following tests are offered at the elementary school contests mathleague.org sponsors:
Answers must be fully simplified and, where appropriate, given in the format asked for in the question. Units of measurement are not required and will be disregarded during grading if given. For instance, if the correct answer is 42 inches, then "42", "42 inches", and "42 pigeons" will all be marked correct, but "3.5", "3.5 feet", and "3 feet 6 inches" will be marked incorrect.
- Number Sense - This 10-minute test consists of 80 problems that are designed to be solved mentally. More information about Number Sense (including the scoring procedure and how answers must be presented) can be found here.
- Sprint Round - This is a 40-minute multiple choice test consisting of thirty questions. Students may not use calculators on this test. 4 points are awarded for each correct answer and 1 point is subtracted for each incorrect answer, with no penalty for skipped questions.
- Target Round - Four pairs of problems are administered, and students have 6 minutes to complete each pair. Students may use any calculator allowed for use on the SAT. 10 points are awarded for each correct answer, with no penalty for skipped or incorrect answers.
- Team Round - One to four team members work together for 20 minutes to answer ten questions. Students may use any calculator allowed for use on the SAT. 10 points are awarded for each correct answer, with no penalty for skipped or incorrect answers.
For purposes of awards, an individual's overall score is obtained by adding the student's target and sprint round scores to 1/4 of the number sense score, with negative number sense scores treated as zeros. A maximum individual total would be 300 points (80 for target, 120 for sprint, 100 for 1/4 of number sense). Ties are broken by comparing students' sprint scores, then by comparing target scores (weighted by item analysis).
For purposes of awards, a school's overall score (the "sweepstakes" score) is obtained by adding the top 4 individual point totals from the school, dividing by 4, and adding the school's top score on the team test. A maximum team total would be 400 points (300 points if the school had four members with perfect individual scores, 100 for the team test). Ties are broken by comparing team test scores (weighted by item analysis).
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