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2017 - 2018 Contests and Competitions


Math League Press Contests

Each test is 30 mins. We begin promptly at 2:30 and end at 3:00

Only non-Qwerty Calculators allowed


Test #1 October 24, 2017 from 2:30-3:00 in Room 506
Test #2 November 14, 2017 from 2:30-3:00 in Room 506

Test #3 December 12, 2017 from 2:30-3:00 in Room 506

Test #4 January 9, 2018 from 2:30-3:00 in Room 506

Test #5 February 13, 2018 from 2:30-3:00 in Room 506

Test #6 March 20, 2018 from 2:30-3:00 in Room 506

The Evergreen State College

High School Math Meet

November 18, 2017 (See all meet info below)

American Mathematics Competition
AMC (9th/10th or AMC (11th/12th)
February 7, 2018 at OHS in Room 201
(scroll down this page to find info for this meet)

The Evergreen State College
Washington Regional Championship
April 2018

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The Evergreen State College

High School Math Meet

November 18, 2016

 

The Evergreen State College is hosting its ninth annual High School Math Meet on Saturday, November 18, 2017, from 8:30am to 3:00pm at The Evergreen State College (registration starts at 8:30am, and events start at 9:00am). All high school students are welcome to come and enjoy a day of fun problems and competition!

This is a free event!  Each school can bring up to 18 students (possibly more, depending on space restrictions; if you might want to bring more than 18, please indicate that in your preregistration). All participants will receive a certificate of participation. Lunch options will be available for purchase on campus that day, or you can bring your own lunch.

At this year’s meet, there will once again be two sets of team prizes: one for teams consisting only of Freshmen & Sophomores, and one for overall teams. We’d love to see lots of Freshmen & Sophomores at our meet and hope you’ll consider bringing teams with students at that level as well as more advanced students.

Here’s a postable flyer with information about the meet.

The meet will consist of the following tests (for more information about these tests and how they’re scored, see http://mathleague.org/hstests.php):

  • Team Test (20 minutes for 10 problems, solved as a team, calculators allowed)

  • Target Test (individual; 8 problems, given 2 at a time with 10 minutes per pair of problems, calculators allowed)

  • Sprint Test (individual; 60 minutes for 30 multiple-choice problems, no calculators)

  • Relay Test (5 multi-part problems, each problem solved as a 3-person team in individual stages, no calculators)

All participants who score 50% or better, or in the 80th percentile or better, in any single event at this meet will be invited to the Washington Regional Championship, to be held at Evergreen in April 2018!

Calculators:
 Any calculator approved for use on the SAT is acceptable for the team test and sprint round (but not for the target test or relay). Students may use multiple calculators and are not required to clear calculator memories before testing.  Students must bring their own calculators to the meet. The guidelines about calculators allowed for use on the SAT can be found here.


Follow this link to preregister for the meet. Once you’ve preregistered, you’ll be sent a full set of registration materials.

In the meantime, if you have questions, please e-mail Brian Walter from this page.

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American Mathematics Competition

AMC (9th/10th) or AMC (11th/12th)

February 7, 2018 at OHS in Room 201

 

The AMC 10 is a 25-question, 75-minute, multiple choice examination in secondary school mathematics containing problems which can be understood and solved with algebra and geometry concepts. The AMC 12 is a 25-question, 75-minute, multiple choice examination in secondary school mathematics containing problems which can be understood and solved with pre-calculus concepts. Please RSVP for this competition via the OMG Facebook page.

Purpose of the AMC 10/12

 

The main purpose of the AMC 10/12 is to spur interest in mathematics and to develop talent through the excitement of solving challenging problems in a timed multiple-choice format. The problems range from the very easy to the extremely difficult. Students who participate in the AMC 10/12 should find that most of the problems are challenging but within their grasp. The contest is intended for everyone from the average student at a typical school who enjoys mathematics to the very best student at the most special school.

A special purpose of the AMC 10/12 is to help identify those few students with truly exceptional mathematics talent. Students who are among the very best deserve some indication of how they stand relative to other students in the country and around the world. The AMC 10/12 provides one such indication, and it is the first in a series of examinations. The AMC 12 is one in a series of examinations (followed in the United States by the American Invitational Examination and the USA Mathematical Olympiad) that culminate in participation in the International Mathematical Olympiad, the most prestigious and difficult secondary mathematics examination in the world. In this way the very best young mathematicians are recognized, encouraged and developed. Another valuable comparison students can make is between their own level of achievement and their levels in previous years. In particular, they are encouraged to begin taking the contests early in their mathematics studies and to look back with pride each year on how they have learned to answer questions that they could not have answered previously.

Intramural Awards

  • A Certificate of Distinction is given to all students who qualify to take the American Invitational Mathematics Examination.

  • An AMC 10 and AMC 12 Winner Pin (or medal, as appropriate) is given to the student(s) in each school with the highest score.

  • An AMC 10 and AMC 12 Honor Roll of Distinction Pin is given to the top 1% of all participating students.

  • An AMC 12 Certificate of Achievement is given to high scoring students who are in 10th grade or below.

  • An AMC 10 Certificate of Achievement is given to high scoring students who are in 8th grade or below.

Which Test Should You Take?

We encourage all students in grades 9 and 10 to participate in the AMC 10. All USA, USA embassy, Canadian, and foreign school students in grade 10 or below are eligible to participate as long as they are under 17.5 years of age on the day of the contest.

We encourage all students in grades 11 and 12 to participate in the AMC 12. All USA, USA embassy, Canadian, and foreign school students in grade 12 or below are eligible to participate as long as they are under 19.5 years of age on the day of the contest.