Are You Ready for Competition Math? Art of Doing Math has teamed with MathLeague to host their monthly math contests in Northern Nevada. MathLeague (mathleague.org) is the largest network of local and state math competitions at the elementary, middle, and high school levels in the United States with over 200 competitions involving over 20,000 students each year.
If you are not familiar with MathLeague contests, here is a quick summary:
- Elementary School (grades 3-6th) involves three individual tests and one team test. The individual tests are Number Sense (80 “mental math” questions in 10 minutes), Sprint (30 multiple choice questions in 40 minutes), and Target (four sets of two questions with 6 minutes each set; calculators allowed). The team test involves 10 questions over 20 minutes, calculators allowed. Each school can host multiple teams of up to four students each. (6th graders can compete in both elementary and middle school contests).
- Middle School (grades 6-8th) involves two individual tests, one team test, and a countdown round. The individual tests are Sprint (30 multiple choice questions in 40 minutes), and Target (four sets of two questions with 6 minutes each set; calculators allowed). The team test involves 10 questions over 20 minutes, calculators allowed. The Countdown Round is one question at a time to students who compete head-to-head. Each school can host multiple teams of up to four students each.
We invite you to compete!
Monthly Math Contests
Compete by school, team, and individually by grade in our monthly MathLeague contests. Our next MathLeague contests are January 28 (grades 3-6) and January 29 (grades 6-8). Contests are held at the Nugget Casino Resort with check-in at 4 p.m., start at 4:30 p.m., break at 7:00 p.m., and awards at 7:30 p.m.
Cash prizes, trophies, ribbons, and certificates are awarded by Art of Doing Math. For example, individual 1st Place prizes for winners in each grade is $50!
- Elementary School Contest, Grades 3 through 6
Monday, January 28, 2019 [Rescheduled from January 14, which was first day back to school for most area students.] Click to Register for grades 3 through 6.
- Middle School Contest, Grades 6 through 8
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 [Rescheduled from January 15] Click to Register for grades 6 through 8.
See our full contest schedule via our menu above or Click Here.
The Art of Doing Math exists to provide live in-person, live online virtual, and on-demand discussion, information, and resources to elementary and middle school students interested and involved in competitive math. While there are competition math books and a plethora of websites and videos offering help with individual topics, an organized approach is missing. We offer that to our local Reno area math competitors. We have also partnered with MathLeague to host local area contests.