2023 mathleague.org Elementary National Championship
June 17th, Texas A&M University
mathleague.org is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the tenth annual national championship for elementary students on June 17th, 2023 in College Station, Texas. We have implemented some exciting changes that will make this year's national championship the best yet!
The contest will be held at Texas A&M University, in the Bethancourt Ballroom of the Memorial Student Center. A campus map is available here. Please note that for those of you who are unable to travel to a contest site at this time, we are also offering an online participation option described at the bottom of this page.
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. As always, we plan to display a picture slideshow on the projector prior to the formal start of the 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.
Once again, we have bundled several items 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 ($50 value), a contest t-shirt ($20 value), a book of this year's tests ($40 value), and a 2023 Nationals mathleague totebag ($10 value), for a total value of $150. We also offer a $139 package that is identical, except for the fact that it includes two banquet tickets. 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.
One of the changes we have made this year is to the book of tests you will receive. Many of you told us last year that you would prefer a middle school book instead of an elementary book, either because your students are moving on to middle school contests or you already had many of the elementary tests from the school year. As such, we will be giving participants a book of this year's middle school tests, which will be distributed along with your other materials at check-in on Friday. If you would prefer this year's elementary test book instead, please email us at email@example.com prior to June 10 with your request. If you choose an elementary test book instead of a middle school book, we will ship the book over the summer and it should arrive in August.
Perhaps the biggest and most exciting change this year is that for the first time, students who place in the top ten of their grade level at Nationals will be invited to compete in the International Championship in Bali, Indonesia, on July 10. Click here for more details. Students interested in traveling to Bali for the International Championship should begin exploring travel options well before Nationals so they are ready to purchase plane tickets right after Nationals if they qualify for the International Championship.
Only students, mathleague.org staff, and pre-approved volunteers will be allowed in the testing room prior to the banquet start time. 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.
In each state where mathleague.org held a State Championship in 2023, 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 May 24th; after May 24th, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
The registration deadline has passed for this contest. If you wish to register late, please contact us to see if any space is available.
Participants are responsible for arranging their own transportation to the contest. If you are flying, you should plan to fly no later than June 16th and leave no earlier than June 18th. The closest major airports are Houston Hobby (HOU) and Bush Intercontinental (IAH) in Houston, and Austin-Bergstrom International (AUS) in Austin. All of these airports have on-site car rental facilities, which is the recommended method for getting to College Station. There is an airport in College Station (CLL), but access is limited and prices are higher, so cost-conscious participants are encouraged to fly into Austin or Houston instead. However, if you have airline miles you can use to fly to nationals, you may find that your miles will get you to CLL for the same price as to one of the major airports. If you are driving to campus, parking is available at the Gene Stallings Blvd. Garage right next to the Memorial Student Center. It may be possible to arrange ground transportation to College Station without renting a car; feel free to check out this link if you want to be adventurous!
Headquarters Hotel & Lodging
The Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center is the official headquarters hotel for the 2023 mathleague.org Elementary National Championship. This sparkling new facility is located on the Texas A&M campus, directly across the street from the competition and banquet venue.
Check-in will take place at the Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center on Friday evening, and all mathleague.org staff will be staying at the A&M Hotel as well.
Most importantly, we have negotiated a $139 nightly room rate for our participants who book by May 22, which is a substantial discount off the published rate, and includes free parking in the Gene Stallings Blvd. Garage adjacent to the hotel and across the street from the Memorial Student Center.
To take advantage of this special offer, go to our event page to make your reservation. All guests are responsible for their own reservations. There are a limited number of available rooms and this discounted rate is only available to guests who register before May 23rd, so please make your reservations as soon as possible.
If you are unable to stay at the Texas A&M Hotel, you may find other hotels near the Texas A&M Campus.
Testing will consist of Number Sense, Target, Sprint, and Team rounds. Participants are expected to bring their own pencils and calculators. Coaches are asked to check in and pick up student ID labels Friday night if possible to avoid delays on the day of the contest. Details regarding the Friday check-in will be emailed to participating schools the week of the contest.
Testing will be in the Bethancourt Ballroom at Memorial Student Center; participants may begin arriving at 9:20am on June 17 and should be seated by 9:50am. Testing will start at 10:00am and should conclude by 12:30pm. Students may then have the afternoon free for lunch and sightseeing on their own.
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 five teams in each division, and will be handed out at an awards banquet on the evening of June 17th. The awards banquet will run from 7:00pm to 9:00pm, with doors opening at 6:30pm. The banquet will be held in the same room as the contest, the Bethancourt Ballroom at Texas A&M. Tickets to the banquet will be $50 per person and will be on sale until May 24th. After May 24th, additional banquet tickets will only be sold if space is available.
Every person attending the banquet (student, parent, coach, sibling, the President of Mathleague, everyone) will require a ticket. We will offer standard, vegetarian, vegan, and halal meals; be sure to select the correct type of meal when you register for the banquet. Attendees who require a Kosher meal should contact us to arrange a plan if the vegetarian or vegan meal will not be adequate. We are unable to guarantee an allergen-free preparation environment, so participants with severe allergies (or any dietary requirements not covered in the options above) may wish to consider bringing food of their own. 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. You can register and pay for the banquet by clicking the button above.
The awards banquet will include a live Countdown round for the top students attending the contest in person, and we will also hold a Countdown round immediately after testing for the top students attending the contest online. We will be awarding a scholarship to the winner of the in-person Countdown round, the winner of the online Countdown round, and the student with the overall top individual score from the written contest; scholarship details and a description of how students are selected for the Countdown round can be found at this link.
Practice Contest Problem Sets are available for purchase at the mathleague.org store if you would like to prepare for the contest (one Contest Problem Set 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; 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 in the "Participation" section above.
The registration deadline has passed for this contest. If you wish to register late, please contact us to see if any space is available.
Congratulations to everyone who qualified for this event; we look forward to seeing you on June 17th!