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HS Contests

 

Math 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 college-bound 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 1992-93 school year, students have been permitted to use any calculator on any of our contests.

2015-2016 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 18, 2016
November 15, 2016
December 13, 2016
January 10, 2017
February 07, 2017
March 14, 2017
*Alternate contest dates may be scheduled one week after
the contest dates, in the event of scheduling conflicts.

Sample Contests

Please Note: Only schools may purchase the current year's contests. If you are not a school, you may purchase contests from previous school years by buying any of our contest problem books..

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Algebra Course 1 Contests

Math 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 multiple-choice questions that you can do in 30 minutes. On each 3-page 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

Sample Contests

Please Note: Only schools may purchase the current year's contests. If you are not a school, you may purchase contests from previous school years by either buying any of our contest problem books or buying a contest subscription package.  

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Annual Math League Contests

The Math League has Math Contests for Grades 4 through 8, Algebra 1 students, and High School Students. Over one 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 problem-solving activities such as these contests. Schools compete in statewide or multistate league competitions.

Please Note: Only schools may purchase the current year's contests. If you are not a school, you may purchase contests from previous school years by either buying any of our contest problem booksor buying acontest subscription package.

4th and 5th Grade Contests

 

6th, 7th and 8th Grade Contests

High School Contests

 

Algebra Course 1 Contests

Official Contest Dates 2016-2017 School Year
Contest LevelRegistration Deadline*Shipping DateContest DateRegistration Fee (Prices include shipping)
4th Grade January 31, 2017 March April 15th or later $40 per set of 30
5th Grade January 31, 2017 March April 15th or later $40 per set of 30
6th Grade December 31, 2016 January 3rd Tues. in Feb. - February 21, 2016 or 4th Tues. in Feb. - February 28, 2016 $40 per set of 30
7th Grade December 31, 2016 January 3rd Tues. in Feb. - February 21, 2016 or 4th Tues. in Feb. - February 28, 2016 $40 per set of 30
8th Grade December 31, 2016 January 3rd Tues. in Feb. - February 21, 2016 or 4th Tues. in Feb. - February 28, 2016 $40 per set of 30
Algebra Course 1 January 31, 2017 March April 15th or later $40 per set of 30
High School September 30, 2016 October HS Contest 1 - October 18, 2016
HS Contest 2 - November 15, 2016
HS Contest 3 - December 13, 2016
HS Contest 4 - January 10, 2017
HS Contest 5 - February 7, 2017
HS Contest 6 - March 14, 2017

Alternate contest dates may be scheduled one week after the contest dates, in the event of scheduling conflicts.

$90 / 6 contests, 30 of each

* Late registrations will be accepted.

 


Sample Contests

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Contest Dates and Fees

Contest Dates and Registration Fees

Your 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.


Official Contest Dates 2008-2009 School Year
Contest Level Registration
Deadline
*
Shipping Date Contest Date  Registration Fee
(Prices include shipping)
4th GradeFebruary 28, 2009MarchApril 15th or later $30 per set of 30
5th GradeFebruary 28, 2009MarchApril 15th or later $30 per set of 30
6th Grade

January 31, 2009

January3rd Tues. in Feb. - February 17, 2009
or 4th Tues. in Feb. - February 24, 2009
$30 per set of 30
7th GradeJanuary 31, 2009January3rd Tues. in Feb. - February 17, 2009
or 4th Tues. in Feb. - February 24, 2009
$30 per set of 30
8th GradeJanuary 31, 2009January3rd Tues. in Feb. - February 17, 2009
or 4th Tues. in Feb. - February 24, 2009
$30 per set of 30
Algebra Course 1February 28, 2009March April 15th or later$30 per set of 30
High School

October 15, 2008

October 6 Contests, Oct.-Mar.$75 / 6 contests, 30 of each

 * Late registrations will be accepted.

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T-Shirts

 


We have a selection of Math League t-shirts available, all with the Math League logo over the left breast area, about 1/3 the size of a small business card. The T-shirt is gray with a medium blue logo and is a heavyweight 50% cotton blend. 

These are all adult sizes. We do not stock children's sizes -- instead, use a small adult size for a child!

 

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High School Contest Books

Excellent practice for the SAT!

These books gives classes, clubs, teams, and individuals diversified collections of high school math problems. All of these contests were used in regional interscholastic competition throughout the United States and Canada. Each contest was taken by about 80,000 students. In the contest section, each page contains a complete contest that can be worked during a 30-minute period. The convenient format makes this book easy to use in a class, a math club, or for just plain fun. In addition, detailed solutions for each contest also appear on a single page.

Every contest has questions from different areas of mathematics. The goal is to encourage interest in mathematics through solving worthwhile problems. Many students first develop an interest in mathematics through problem-solving activities, such as working these contests. 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 mathematical knowledge beyond secondary school mathematics. Knowledge of calculus is not 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 1992-93 school year, students have been permitted to use any calculator on any of our contests.

There are 6 volumes for Math Contests-High School. Publication date for Volume 5 is June, 2006.


HS Contest Book Vol 1

Volume 1 contains the contests given in the school years 1977-78 through 1981-82.

$12.95

 

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 High School Contest Book Vol 2

Volume 2 contains the contests given in the school years 1982-83 through 1990-91.

$12.95

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 High School Contest Book Vol 3

Volume 3 contains the contests given in the school years 1991-92 through 1995-96.

$12.95

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 High School Contest Book Vol 4

Volume 4 contains the contests given in the school years 1996-97 through 2000-01.

$12.95

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 High School Contest Book Vol 5

Volume 5 contains the contests given in the school years 2001-02 through 2005-06.

$12.95

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 High School Contest Book Vol 6

Volume 6 contains the contests given in the school years 2006-07 through 2010-11.

$12.95

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 High School Contest Book Vol 7

Volume 7 contains the contests given in the school years 2011-12 through 2015-16.

$12.95

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Each book is divided into four sections for ease of use by both students and teachers. The first section of each book contains the contests. Each contest contains six questions that can be worked in a 30-minute period. The second section of each book contains detailed solutions to all the contests. Often, several solutions are given for a problem. Where appropriate, notes about interesting aspects of a problem are mentioned on the solutions page. The third section of each book lists answers to each contest question. The last section of each book contains the difficulty rating percentages for each question. These percentages (based on actual student performance on these contests) determine the relative difficulty of each question.

You may prefer to consult the answer section rather than the solution section when first reviewing a contest. The authors believe that reworking a problem when the answer (but not the solution) is known often helps to better understand problem-solving techniques.

Grades 4,5 and 6 Contest Books

Math League Contest Problem Books contain the actual math contests given to students participating in Math League contests. The contests are designed to build student interest and confidence in mathematics through solving worthwhile problems. The Math League has Math Contest Books for Grades 4, 5, & 6; Grades 7 & 8; High School, and Algebra Course 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, suitable for the grade level listed. Many students first develop an interest in mathematics through problem-solving activities such as these contests.

There are 6 volumes for Math Contests-Grades 4, 5, & 6. 
Book 4,5,6 Vol 1Volume 1 contains the contests given in the school years 1979-80 through 1985-86.

$12.95 USD

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Book 4,5,6 Vol 2

Volume 2 contains the contests given in the school years 1986-87 through 1990-91.

$12.95 USD

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Contest Book 4,5,6 Vol 3

Volume 3 contains the contests given in the school years 1991-92 through 1995-96.

$12.95 USD

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Contest 4.5.6 vol 4

Volume 4 contains the contests given in the school years 1996-97 through 2000-01.

$12.95 USD

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Contest 4.5.6 Vol 5

Volume 5 contains the contests given in the school years 2001-02 through 2005-06.

$12.95 USD

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 Contest 4.5.6 Vol 5

Volume 6 contains the contests given in the school years 2006-07 through 2010-11.

$12.95 USD

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 Contest 4.5.6 Vol 7

Volume 7 contains the contests given in the school years 2011-12 through 2015-16.

$12.95 USD

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These books are divided into three sections for ease of use by students and teachers. You'll find the contests in the first section. Each contest consists of 30 or 40 multiple-choice questions that you can do in 30 minutes. On each 3-page contest, the questions on the 1st page are generally straight-forward, those on the 2nd page are moderate in difficulty, and those on the 3rd page are more difficult. In the second section of the book, you'll find detailed solutions to all the contest questions. In the third and final section of the book are the letter answers to each contest. In this section, you'll also find rating scales you can use to rate your performance.

Many people prefer to consult the answer section rather than the solution section when first reviewing a contest. We believe that reworking a problem when you know the answer (but not the solution) often leads to increased understanding of problem-solving techniques.

Each year we sponsor an Annual 4th Grade Mathematics Contest, an Annual 5th Grade Mathematics Contest, and an Annual 6th Grade Mathematics Contest. A student may participate in the contest on grade level or for any higher grade level. For example, students in grades 4 and 5 (or below) may participate in the 6th Grade Contest. Starting with the 1991-92 school year, students have been permitted to use calculators on any of our contests.

Grades 7 and 8 Including Algebra 1 Contest Books

Math League Contest Problem Books contain the actual math contests given to students participating in Math League contests. The contests are designed to build student interest and confidence in mathematics through solving worthwhile problems. The Math League has Math Contest Books for Grades 4, 5, & 6; Grades 7 & 8; High School, and Algebra Course 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, suitable for the grade level listed. Many students first develop an interest in mathematics through problem-solving activities such as these contests.

There are 7 volumes for Math Contests-Grades 7,8. 
Book 7,8 Vol 1Volume 1 contains the contests given in the school years 1979-80 through 1985-86.

$12.95 USD

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Book 7,8 Vol 2

Volume 2 contains the contests given in the school years 1986-87 through 1990-91.

$12.95 USD

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Contest Book 7,8 Vol 3

Volume 3 contains the contests given in the school years 1991-92 through 1995-96.

$12.95 USD

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Contest 4.5.6 vol 4

Volume 4 contains the contests given in the school years 1996-97 through 2000-01.

$12.95 USD

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Contest 4.5.6 Vol 5

Volume 5 contains the contests given in the school years 2001-02 through 2005-06.

$12.95 USD

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 Contest 4.5.6 Vol 5

Volume 6 contains the contests given in the school years 2006-07 through 2010-11.

$12.95 USD

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 Contest 7,8 Vol 7

Volume 7 contains the contests given in the school years 2011-12 through 2015-16.

$12.95 USD

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These books are divided into three sections for ease of use by students and teachers. You'll find the contests in the first section. Each contest consists of 30 or 40 multiple-choice questions that you can do in 30 minutes. On each 3-page contest, the questions on the 1st page are generally straight-forward, those on the 2nd page are moderate in difficulty, and those on the 3rd page are more difficult. In the second section of the book, you'll find detailed solutions to all the contest questions. In the third and final section of the book are the letter answers to each contest. In this section, you'll also find rating scales you can use to rate your performance.

Many people prefer to consult the answer section rather than the solution section when first reviewing a contest. We believe that reworking a problem when you know the answer (but not the solution) often leads to increased understanding of problem-solving techniques.

Each year we sponsor an Annual 4th Grade Mathematics Contest, an Annual 5th Grade Mathematics Contest, and an Annual 6th Grade Mathematics Contest. A student may participate in the contest on grade level or for any higher grade level. For example, students in grades 4 and 5 (or below) may participate in the 6th Grade Contest. Starting with the 1991-92 school year, students have been permitted to use calculators on any of our contests.

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Math League Order Form

Print this form and mail your order, or place your order by the Internet using our Math League Online Store.

To order Math League products, click the print icon to print the form, fill in this form and fax it to Math League Press at (201) 816-0125, or mail it with payment* (or purchase order for schools/businesses) to:

Math League Press
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Phone: 201-568-6328
Fax: 201-816-0125


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Math Contests - Grades 4, 5, & 6      
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Math Contests - High School      

 


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CD-ROM - Full Product
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Middle Grades Math - Level 1   
Math Contests Grades 4-8   

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Register for Math Contests*
Price per set of 30 (price is both USD and CAN)

2011-2012

School Year
# of sets 

Price per set of 30 (price is both USD and CAN)

2010-2011

School Year
# of sets 

4th Grade Contest - $40/set 4th Grade Contest - $30/set 
5th Grade Contest - $40/set 5th Grade Contest - $30 /set 
6th Grade Contest - $40/set 6th Grade Contest - $30/set 
7th Grade Contest - $40/set 7th Grade Contest - $30/set 
8th Grade Contest - $40/set 8th Grade Contest - $30/set 
Algebra 1 Contest - $40 /set Algebra 1 Contest - $30 /set 

High School Contest - $90/set
(High School Contests come with a set of
30 contests for each of 6 contest dates.)

 

High School Contest - $75/set
(High School Contests come with a set of
30 contests for each of 6 contest dates.)

 

* Only schools may register for Math League's Contest Competitions.

If you are not a school, you may order from our Contest Subscription Packages below.

Contest Subscriptions* / School Year
 $15.00 set / $20 set (Canada)
2006-2007
Quantity
2007-2008
Quantity
2008-2009
Quantity
2009-2010
Quantity

2010-2011 Quantity

Contest Subscription Package:
(Ships May 2007/May 2008/May 2009/May 2010)
     

* All Contest Subscriptions come with one copy of each of Math League's contests and solutions for the given year. Not for official competition.

Contests will be shipped about 1 month before the contest date. You will receive an invoice confirming your order.

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