Oct 16 Contest - Qualifying Round, Southern California Online
mathleague.org is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a middle school math contest on Saturday Oct 16, 2021 for students in grades 6 through 8. Please note that students younger than grade 6 may participate but will be grouped with 6th graders for purposes of awards and postseason qualification.
Written testing will consist of Sprint, Target, and Team rounds. The contest will be held online, and the cost will be $20 per student if paid online prior to the close of registration. Students wishing to register or pay after the deadline should contact email@example.com; we may be able to accommodate a limited number of late students at a cost of $30 per student.
The approximate schedule will be as follows. Please note that these times are all in the Pacific Time Zone.
Please note that only students who have prepaid online may attend this contest. Each participant must have a designated adult chaperone who will be physically present at the same location as the student to facilitate the student's participation in the contest, proctor the student during the tests, ensure that student answers are submitted immediately after each test is completed, and help grade tests if needed. If multiple students are present in the same location, they may share a chaperone as long as that chaperone can fulfill the duties required on behalf of all students in their care.
- 03:00 PM Pacific - Online meeting room opens; please log in early in case you need to troubleshoot any tech issues
- 03:30 PM to 06:00 PM Pacific - Testing
- 06:00 PM to 06:30 PM Pacific - Post-test activities (may include a Countdown or other fun test, mathematical talk, social activity, and/or announcement of results)
PARTICIPATION INCENTIVES: Learning is its own reward of course, but we recognize that many students are motivated by extrinsic incentives and we want to provide adequate recognition for the effort our students put in. Every student who participates at one of our contests receives a copy of the test questions and solutions and can download a printable certificate of participation. All of our qualifying contests offer students the reward of qualifying for a District, State, or National Championship if they score high enough. In addition, certain high-scoring students will be given the opportunity to choose from a list of prizes; click here for more information.
Another incentive we have in place is a random prize drawing for every 100 students who attend one of our qualifying contests run by mathleague.org staff. Prize winners will be able to select between a free Number Sense or Relay Challenge registration, a Contest Problem Set book from our online store, or a $25 gift card. To award the random prizes, during each contest we will download a list of paid participants who submitted at least one test for grading, divide that number by 100, and take the integer part as the number of prizes to award. We will then employ a random sort to identify the prize winners. Prize winners will be announced after the break following the Team Round, and winners will be given information during the event regarding how to claim their prize.
We are also offering a prize to any math team sponsor whose school has a total of 50 or more paid student registrations across all our qualifying contests in a given school year. The prizes will be the same as those for the random drawings described in the previous paragraph. We will reach out to qualifying sponsors by April 5 to invite them to select a prize.
PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ABOUT HOW OUR ONLINE CONTESTS WORK AND WHAT STEPS YOU NEED TO TAKE TO PREPARE YOUR STUDENTS FOR THE CONTEST
Click below to register for this contest. Note: Registration deadline is 72 hours before the contest start time.
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). Further questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you on Oct 16!