2022 mathleague.org Middle School National Championship
mathleague.org is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the eighth annual National Championship for middle school students on April 30, 2022 in Orlando, Florida. The contest will be held at Coco Key Resort. A map is available here. We know that many of you have waited eagerly for a chance to return to an in-person National Championship, and as a result we have created our biggest and best middle school National Championship yet! We also recognize that some of you are unable to travel to a contest site at this time, and as such we offer an online option to participate as well. Please see below for information about all aspects of the contest. If you need to contact us with questions that are not addressed on this page, you may email us at email@example.com. We plan to display a picture slideshow on the projector prior to the start of the awards banquet. If you have pictures from contests this year that you would be willing to share, please email them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 30, Coco Key Resort
Those of you who participated in our Elementary National Championships a few years ago may remember that we sold registration tickets, banquet tickets, and various souvenirs separately, which required several transactions for most participants. Because most of the participants ended up purchasing all of these items, we have decided to bundle them together for an all-inclusive deal of $99 to participate in the National Championship. For this fee you will receive a contest registration ($30 value), a banquet ticket ($39 value), a contest t-shirt ($15 value), a book of this year's tests ($45 value), and a 2022 Nationals mathleague totebag ($10 value), for a total value of $139. We also offer a $129 package that is identical, except for the fact that it includes two banquet tickets. In addition, for every student who registers for the National Championship we will donate one free contest registration to a student in one of the small Pacific island nations so that student can attend their National or International Championship for free. For those of you who will be participating online, obviously you won't be able to enjoy the food at the banquet, but you will receive all the rest of the benefits plus we will cover the shipping cost of your t-shirt, book, totebag, and any awards you win.
Health and Safety
Only students, mathleague.org staff, and pre-approved volunteers will be allowed in the testing room prior to the banquet start time. No one will be permitted to remain in the hallway outside the testing room during the testing. We will set up a video feed so parents and coaches who are not in the room can watch the testing and the awards banquet.
Every student must be registered by an adult who includes on the registration form an emergency phone number at which the adult will be reachable throughout the contest. Unlike most in-person contests, adults responsible for participants are not required to remain on the premises as long as they can be reached by phone at a moment's notice. Adults who are interested in volunteering to proctor or grade tests should contact us for more details and training.
All contest staff and test proctors will be required to wear masks anytime they are within two meters of contest participants. Students and chaperones are encouraged to wear masks at the event, get vaccinated when possible, and stay home if they feel unwell. We will leave it to the participants to determine the level of precautions they choose to take; however, we reserve the right to require participants to wear masks, submit to temperature checks, or conform to other safety protocols if the public health situation takes a turn for the worse prior to the contest. See this link for more details on our COVID protocols.
In each state where mathleague.org held a State Championship in 2022, certain high-scoring students are qualified to participate in the National Championship; details for how to qualify can be found here. Registration for this contest is only open to students who qualify or who are selected off the waiting list to replace qualified students who are unable to attend. To ensure a seat at the contest and a meal at the awards banquet, qualified students must register by April 15; after April 15, if space is available, students will be invited from the waiting list to replace
qualified students who have not yet registered. To join the waiting list, please send an email to email@example.com indicating which students from your school would like to attend the contest if space is available. Students must pre-register for the contest by clicking the link below.
To see a list of students from your state who have qualified for the National Championship, go to our results page, select your State Championship from the drop-down menu, and click the "qualifiers to next level" link. Contact us at the email address above if your school had two or more students at the State Championship in the same grade with the same initials and you need help determining which student(s) qualified for the National Championship. Also be sure to let us know if you find any mistakes in the list so we can make sure everyone who qualified for the National Championship shows up on the list of qualifiers.
Please note - because the National Championship is only three weeks after the State Championships, we recognize that it may be difficult for some of you to wait until after the State Championships to make travel plans. Because sometimes "three and a half weeks" versus "two and a half weeks" makes all the difference in airfares, we are providing a special opportunity for students in certain states to "pre-qualify" for the National Championship. If you will be attending the State Championship in any state other than Arizona, Northern California, Georgia, Missouri, or Texas, and you want to attend the National Championship in Orlando, you may sign up and pay for this event at any time before your State Championship, and once you have done so you will be allowed to compete at the National Championship regardless of your ranking at the State Championship. Unfortunately we do have to exclude the five aforementioned states from this opportunity because those states have so many State Championship qualifiers that we will only be able to accept the students who qualify at their State Championships.
Every student that registers for this contest must provide the name and phone number of an adult who will physically bring the student to the testing room, will physically pick the student up from the testing room at the end of testing, and will be reachable by phone during the event in case of an emergency. This adult is referred to as the "registering adult" on the registration page.
Click below to register for this contest; once you have registered and have an ID number please return to this page to make your payment. Ignore any payment information mentioned in your registration confirmation and instead pay for the contest through the Paypal link below. Note: Registration and payment deadline for qualifiers is April 15. After April 15, additional participants will be accepted only if space is available. Please note that space at the contest is limited, so please register as soon as you are able. If the contest reaches capacity or if you are unable to make it to Orlando for the contest, please scroll to the bottom of this page for information about how to join the contest over Zoom.
After you have registered and you have an ID number, enter the ID number below to pay for your registration. If you have multiple students you will need to return to this page to add each student separately, but you will be able to pay for all students at once. Please note that because we are making purchases in advance based on the number of students registered, we will be unable to issue refunds after payment is received. If you are unable to attend the event after submitting payment, you may choose to move to the online testing option or designate another qualified student to take your place.
Transportation and Lodging
Participants are responsible for arranging their own transportation to the venue and lodging. If you are bringing a car to the resort, parking is available for a $5 fee; parking is free if you are staying at the resort. For those of you who choose to stay at Coco Key, we have negotiated a $179 nightly room rate for our participants, which is a substantial discount off the published rate and includes free admission for four to Coco Key's famous water park. To take advantage of this special offer, click on this link. There are a limited number of available rooms at the special rate, so please make your reservations as soon as possible.
Written testing will consist of Target, Sprint, and Team rounds, followed by a Countdown round at the awards banquet (see below for more details). Participants are expected to bring their own pencils and calculators.
Testing will be in the Parakeet Playhouse; participants may begin arriving at noon on April 30 and should be seated by 12:30pm. Testing will start as soon as possible after 12:30pm and should conclude by 3:00pm. Students will then have the afternoon free to rest or enjoy the water park.
If your students cannot test in the designated test center at the designated time for religious or health reasons, please contact us for more information about how we can accommodate the affected students.
Prizes will be given to the top ten students in each grade level, as well as to the top six teams, and will be handed out at an awards banquet on the evening of April 30. The awards banquet will run from 6:30pm to 8:00pm, with doors opening and food service starting at 6:00pm. The banquet will be held in the same room as the testing. Each student who registers for the contest will have the ability to purchase one or two banquet tickets; if your school or family wishes to purchase more banquet tickets than two per student, you may purchase them at the link below. This link will remain active as long as there are available banquet tickets; once the banquet is sold out, this link will be removed and it will no longer be possible to purchase a banquet ticket.
Buy extra banquet tickets here
Every person attending the banquet (student, parent, coach, sibling, the President of Mathleague, everyone) will require a ticket. The meal will be served buffet style so participants may choose food items that fit their diet. The meal will consist of salad, pasta, chicken parmesan, vegetables, bread, and desserts. Note that this is a change from the "Fourth of July" menu we had previously posted, because we wanted to ensure more vegetarian options for participants. We are unable to guarantee an allergen-free preparation environment, so participants with severe allergies may wish to take this into consideration. Please note that every banquet attendee is required to have a ticket regardless of whether they plan to eat the food served at the venue.
The awards banquet will include a live Countdown round to determine which student is our overall National Champion. We will be awarding a $1000 scholarship to the winner of the Countdown round; details and a description of how students are selected for the Countdown round can be found at this link.
Practice tests are available for purchase at the mathleague.org store if you would like to prepare for the contest (one set of tests is available for free download on our site as well).
For those of you who are qualified but unable to attend the National Championship in person, you may register below to attend the contest online. We have designed the experience to be as similar to the in-person experience as possible: You will pay the same registration fee as the in-person participants, you will take the test at the same time as the in-person participants, you will receive the same perks as the in-person participants (except, as noted above, instead of a banquet ticket you will receive free shipping of your merchandise and any awards you win), you will be invited to watch the awards banquet, and if selected you will be able to compete in the Countdown Round. The testing interface will be the same as we've used all school year, but we will be instituting very strict monitoring requirements to ensure the highest levels of testing security. The online testing option is intended only for students who are able and willing to adhere to the testing requirements and who are sufficiently familiar with our online testing platform that they will be able to navigate the online platform with no difficulty and emergency support only.
Online participants need to be prepared for the following measures: (1) Strict enforcement of all rules listed on our website regarding online contests. (2) Visual verification of chaperone presence prior to testing and at any subsequent point we deem necessary. (3) Use of student's real name in the Zoom room. (4) No classroom setups, i.e. every student must be logged into Zoom on their own device. (5) Specific camera positioning requirements that will require a Zoom-connected camera recording from over the student's right shoulder. (6) Local recording of audio at student's location. (7) Pre-contest verification of student's ability to record audio, position camera correctly, and log into our contest website.
Online participants will be required to take the test on a computer (not a phone or tablet).
By registering for the online contest: (1) You acknowledge the inherent risks associated with competing online, including technical failures on the part of the user, Zoom, or mathleague.org. (2) You accept responsibility for following all instructions both written and verbal that mathleague.org delivers regarding administration of the online contest. (3) You accept any consequences that may arise from any of these risk factors or failure to follow instructions, including the possibility of scores not being recorded. You may register using the form below, and once your student is registered you will be given a link to pay the $99 registration fee via credit card.
Congratulations to everyone who qualified for this event; we look forward to seeing you on April 30!