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## 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.Volume 1 contains the contests given in the school years 1979-80 through 1985-86. $12.95 USD | |

Volume 2 contains the contests given in the school years 1986-87 through 1990-91. $12.95 USD | |

Volume 3 contains the contests given in the school years 1991-92 through 1995-96. $12.95 USD | |

Volume 4 contains the contests given in the school years 1996-97 through 2000-01. $12.95 USD | |

Volume 5 contains the contests given in the school years 2001-02 through 2005-06. $12.95 USD | |

Volume 6 contains the contests given in the school years 2006-07 through 2010-11. $12.95 USD |

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.