Contests 
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The Math League
has Math Contests for Grades 4 through 8, High School Students, and
Algebra 1 students. Over 1 million students from the United States and
Canada participate in Math League Contests each year. Every contest
has questions from different areas of mathematics. The goal is to encourage
student interest and confidence in mathematics through solving worthwhile
problems. Many students first develop an interest in mathematics through
problemsolving activities such as these contests. Schools compete in
statewide or multistate league competitions.

4th and 5th Grade ContestsMath League's 4th and 5th grade contests can add interest and excitement to any mathematics program. These are some of the first math contests many students will compete inand the most fun with math they've ever had! All of the questions cover basic 4th and 5th grade topics, including: properties of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, time and calendar questions, shapes, perimeter, money, basic ratio and percent, rounding numbers, remainders, integers, and more. These contests challenge students to show their understanding of basic principles through numerical and word problems that encourage an open, flexible approach to problem solving. These contests are provided for intraschool competition, and come with certificates of merit for your school's high scoring students. Contest Format: Each contest consists of 30 multiplechoice questions that you can do in 30 minutes. On each 3page contest, the questions on the 1st page are generally straightforward, those on the 2nd page are moderate in difficulty, and those on the 3rd page are more difficult. The 4th and 5th grade contests are for use in your own school or district. Since results are not used for interschool comparisons, we do not enclose a score report form. 
6th, 7th, and 8th Grade ContestsMath League's 6th, 7th, and 8th grade contests challenge students and schools in interschool league competitions. Students in each league compete for the highest scores, while schools compete for the highest team score: the total of the top 5 scores in each school. Each contest's questions cover material appropriate to each grade level. Questions may cover: basic topics, plus exponents, fractions, reciprocals, decimals, rates, ratios, percents, angle measurement, perimeter, area, circumference, basic roots, patterns, sequences, integers, triangles and right triangles, and other topics, depending on the grade level. Detailed solution sheets demonstrate the methods used to solve each problem. These contests encourage a variety of problemsolving skills and methods, to improve students' abilities and understanding of mathematical connections, while having fun! Contest Format: Each contest consists of 40 multiplechoice questions that you can do in 30 minutes. On each 3page contest, the questions on the 1st page are generally straightforward, those on the 2nd page are moderate in difficulty, and those on the 3rd page are more difficult. There is a 6th Grade Score Report, and a 7th and 8th Grade Score Report sent to schools in each league after the contest. 
High School ContestsMath League's High School Contests are the best in high school mathematics competition. Students in each league compete for the highest scores, while schools compete for the highest team score: the total of the top 5 scores in each school. These contests consist of 6 High School Contests each year, with 6 questions per contest. There are 6 score reports per year for each league, showing each participating school's team scores, high scoring schools and students, and students with a perfect score. Each score report is accompanied by a newsletter, which includes comments and alternate solutions from teachers and students. All high school students in accredited schools are welcome to compete. Problems draw from a wide range of high school topics: geometry, algebra, trigonometry, logarithms, series, sequences, exponents, roots, integers, real numbers, combinations, probability, coordinate geometry, and more. No knowledge of calculus is required to solve any of these problems. Detailed solution sheets demonstrate the methods used to solve each problem, including various approaches where appropriate. Working through these problems and our contest problem books is excellent practice for the SAT and collegebound students. Contest Format: There are 6 High School Contests each year, with 6 questions per contest. There is a 30 minute time limit for each contest. On each contest, the last two questions are generally more difficult than the first four. The final question on each contest is intended to challenge the very best mathematics students. The problems require no knowledge beyond secondary school mathematics. No knowledge of calculus is required to solve any of these problems. Two to four of the questions on each contest only require a knowledge of elementary algebra. Starting with the 199293 school year, students have been permitted to use any calculator on any of our contests. 
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20092010 High School Contest Dates 


Contest #  Official Date* (Tuesdays) 
HS
Contest 1 HS Contest 2 HS Contest 3 HS Contest 4 HS Contest 5 HS Contest 6 
October
20, 2009 November 17, 2009 December 15, 2009 January 12, 2010 February 23, 2010 March 23, 2010 
*Alternate
contest dates may be scheduled one week before
the contest dates, in the event of scheduling conflicts. 
20102011 High School Contest Dates 


Contest #  Official Date* (Tuesdays) 
HS
Contest 1 HS Contest 2 HS Contest 3 HS Contest 4 HS Contest 5 HS Contest 6 
October
19, 2010 November 16, 2010 December 14, 2010 Janaury 11, 2011 February 22, 2011 March 22, 20101 
*Alternate
contest dates may be scheduled one week before
the contest dates, in the event of scheduling conflicts. 
Algebra Course 1 ContestMath League's Algebra Course 1 Contests are a great way to motivate students learning algebra for the first time. The questions range from basic algebra skills, to more difficult problems, requiring creative solutions by applying algebra course 1 techniques. A wide variety of word problems are included on each contest, in addition to computational problems, to stress the value of applied algebra techniques. These contests are provided for intraschool competition, and come with certificates of merit for your school's high scoring students, and one of our High School Contest problem books for your school's top scorer. Here's a quote from one of last year's Algebra Course 1 students who participated in our contest: "I hope you keep making those tests. It really gets your brain to work" Amber L. Contest Format: Each contest consists of 30 multiplechoice questions that you can do in 30 minutes. On each 3page contest, the questions on the 1st page are generally straightforward, those on the 2nd page are moderate in difficulty, and those on the 3rd page are more difficult. The questions require no more knowledge than that of a first year high school algebra course. 
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Contest Dates and Registration FeesYour school will receive Certificates of Merit (enclosed with the contests) for high scoring students on every grade level. For grades 6, 7, 8, and HS contests, we award a plaque to the highest scoring school on each level in each region. For Algebra Course 1 and grades 4 and 5, we give you a book of Math Contests, published by Math League Press, for award to your highest scoring student on each level. A separate sheet of DETAILED solutions accompanies every contest we sponsor. In addition, after each of the contests for grades 6, 7, 8, and HS, you'll receive a newsletter containing comments and alternate solutions submitted by schools. This newsletter contains statistics about each contest. 




Deadline * 


(Prices include shipping) 
4th Grade  February 28, 2010  March  April 15th or later  $30 per set of 30 
5th Grade  February 28, 2010  March  April 15th or later  $30 per set of 30 
6th Grade 
January 31, 2010 
January  3rd Tues.
in Feb.  February 16, 2010 or 4th Tues. in Feb.  February 23, 2010 
$30 per set of 30 
7th Grade  January 31, 2010  January  3rd Tues.
in Feb.  February 16, 2010 or 4th Tues. in Feb.  February 23, 2010 
$30 per set of 30 
8th Grade  January 31, 2010  January  3rd Tues.
in Feb.  February 16, 2010 or 4th Tues. in Feb.  February 23, 2010 
$30 per set of 30 
Algebra Course 1  February 28, 2010  March  April 15th or later  $30 per set of 30 
High School 
October 15, 2009 
October  6 Contests, Oct.Mar.  $75 / 6 contests, 30 of each 
* Late registrations will be accepted. 




Deadline * 


(Prices include shipping) 
4th Grade  February 28, 2011  March  April 15th or later  $30 per set of 30 
5th Grade  February 28, 2011  March  April 15th or later  $30 per set of 30 
6th Grade 
January 31, 2011 
January  3rd Tues.
in Feb.  February 15, 2011 or 4th Tues. in Feb.  February 22, 2011 
$30 per set of 30 
7th Grade  January 31, 2011  January  3rd Tues.
in Feb.  February 15, 2011 or 4th Tues. in Feb.  February 22, 2011 
$30 per set of 30 
8th Grade  January 31, 2011  January  3rd Tues.
in Feb.  February 15, 2011 or 4th Tues. in Feb.  February 22, 2011 
$30 per set of 30 
Algebra Course 1  February 28, 2011  March  April 15th or later  $30 per set of 30 
High School 
October 15, 2010 
October  6 Contests, Oct.Mar.  $75 / 6 contests, 30 of each 
* Late registrations will be accepted. 
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