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ARML 2022 Information - Wild Wild West (Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming)

Our first team meeting was on April 24. If you missed it, check out the video of our info session on YouTube.

ARML (American Regions Math League) is the premier national competition for math teams, and is the largest, most prestigious, and probably most fun on-site math competition in the United States. mathleague.org organizes teams of 15 talented math students to represent several western states (Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming) as a "Wild Wild West" team at the national ARML competition, and we would like to invite interested students to submit an application to be on this year's team. This year's ARML meet is scheduled for June 3-4 and will be held at the University of Nevada - Las Vegas.

The cost of the program this year will be $240, which covers registration, practice sessions, housing Friday night at the University of Nevada - Las Vegas, ground transportation to and from the Las Vegas airport if needed, two meals on Saturday, and a team T-shirt. You will be responsible for your other meals, as well as any additional spending money you wish to bring. Many school districts pay part or all of a student's expenses to attend the ARML meet. Feel free to seek funding from your local district; if you are accepted onto the team mathleague.org can prepare an official invitation letter to assist in securing funding if you would like to pursue this option. Please note that the registration fee does not cover transportation to Las Vegas, but we will likely have a few registration and/or travel scholarships available for students in underrepresented states; if you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, simply check the financial aid box on your ARML application and we will let you know by April 24 whether you are being considered for one of these scholarships. For students in Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico, we anticipate arranging car pools to get you to the contest site if you don't want to pay for a flight. Those of you in the more northern states will probably need to arrange to fly into Las Vegas, and we can pick you up at the airport.

We will be contacting a number students in our eight-state region with an invitation to apply, but we are certainly interested in recruiting additional students and can use your help identifying students who may be good candidates for this program. We are also looking for teachers and parents to serve as chaperones and assistant coaches. Please direct any interested students or adults to our website or have them contact us for more information. Once we know who is attending from which states, we will organize students into 15-member teams to compete at ARML, keeping students from the same state or neighboring states together as much as possible.

For more information about the ARML program, feel free to check out the ARML website at http://www.arml.com. Once you have been accepted onto the team we will be in contact with you about transportation and notify you of any team practices to be held online or in your area between now and the competition. Attending practices is an important part of the ARML process; and as such you will be expected to attend practices held in May if you live close enough to attend practices. If you have any questions, we can be reached by email at arml@mathleague.org. We look forward to your participation on this year's team!

To do list:

  • Application - Your application for participation should be submitted by April 20 for priority consideration; the application is available at http://mathleague.org/armlapp.php. If your parents or teachers are interested in traveling to Las Vegas with the team, please have them fill out an application form as well and we can work out the appropriate details with them. If your parents or teachers are interested in volunteering to help with practices or on contest day, please have them fill out an application form as well and we will contact them. Note that the "application" is in name only; we expect all interested students will be able to participate as long as they sign up and pay the fee in time. Conversely, filling out the application does not obligate you to participate but will ensure that you get timely notifications about all ARML-related activities.
  • Payment and permission slip - After filling out the application, students who intend to compete at ARML must pay the fee by April 27. This fee represents your firm commitment to participate in the competition and is nonrefundable. Accepted students will be notified by April 24. Students planning to go to ARML this year need to send a check for $240 (made out to Math League), by April 27 to Math League, PO Box 622768, Oviedo FL 32762. If you prefer, you may pay online by clicking the link at the top of this page; either way, make sure participant's name is attached to the payment. Any student accepted onto the team whose payment is received by April 27 will be guaranteed a spot on the team, after which positions will be filled on a rolling basis until the team is full or ARML's internal deadline passes, whichever is earlier. Registration fees are nonrefundable after April 27, but if you end up unable to make it to ARML you may designate another student to take your place at the competition. You will also be required to submit a notarized permission slip (mailed to the same address as above) by May 23; the permission slip is available by clicking the link at the top of this page.
  • Practices - In-person and online practices will be scheduled in May; all students are encouraged to attend the online practices, and students who live close to an in-person practice site are encouraged to attend those if possible. We will have two online practices during May: May 8 and May 22 from 3-6pm Pacific Time. We will also have a hybrid practice from 1-5pm Pacific Time on May 28; students in Arizona should plan to attend practice in person in Tempe, and everyone else should plan to attend online. Practice locations and/or Zoom links will be announced through the mailing list.



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