Mathematics Competitions

for Home Schoolers & High Schoolers

through SB Family School

2016-2017

Contact person:
Skona Brittain
skona@sbfamilyschool.com
 

An overview of each competition follows the chart

Name
of Competition

Range
of Competition

Eligible Grades

Size of Team (note: more welcome at practices)

Date(s)
of Competitions

Location
of Competition

Location of Practice Meetings

Event Category

Number of Our Years of Experience

Competition Website
for
More Information

AMC 8

National

up to 8

unlimited

Tues.
Nov. 15

SB Family School

no meetings

Individual

11


amc.maa.org


AMC 10/12


National

up to 10/12


unlimited

Tues. Feb. 7
and/or
Wed. Feb. 15

SB Family School

no meetings


Individual


9


amc.maa.org

ARML

International

9 - 12

indefinite

Fri. June 2 - Sat. June 3

Univ. of Nevada
Las Vegas

Goleta

Both

13


arml2.com/arml_2016/page/

CA Math League

State

9 - 12

unlimited

Monthly
Oct.-Mar.

 

SB Family School

 

SB Family School

Individual

 

1


www.themathleague.com

CHMMC

Southern State

9 - 12

6

a Sunday
in November
8am-4pm

Pasadena in odd years;
Claremont in even years

SB Family School

Both


chmmc.caltech.edu

Math Day at the Beach

Southern State

9 - 12

6

a Sat.in Mar.
9am-3pm

Long Beach

SB Family School

Both

2


csulb.edu/depts/math/?q=node/32

MATHCOUNTS

National

6 - 8

4
(+ 6 individuals)

probably Sat., Feb. 25
8:30am-1pm

(& maybe March 11or18)

Newbury Park

(& maybe Irvine)

SB Family School

Both

16


mathcounts.org

The National MATHCLUB

National

6 - 8

unlimited

Monthly
Sep.-Feb.

SB Family School

SB Family School

Individual

6

 

mathcounts.org

Math Olympiads - Elementary

National

up to 6

unlimited

Monthly
Nov.-Mar.

SB Family School

SB Family School

Individual

10


www.moems.org

Math Olympiads - Middle

National

up to 8

unlimited

Monthly
Nov.-Mar.

SB Family School

SB Family School

Individual

12


www.moems.org

Math SuperBowl

County

4 - 6

12,
4 per grade

Wed. a.m. May 31

Earl Warren Showgrounds

SB Family School

Both

18


www.montecitou.org/Page/725

MC4

Counties

5 - 12

16,
2 per grade

last Sat. a.m. in October

Lompoc High School

SB Family School

Both

4

 

Rocket City Math League

Inter-national


≈ 6-11

unlimited

varies.

SB Family School

SB Family School

Individual

5


www.rocketcitymath.org

Westmont

County

9 - 12

8

Sat. p.m.
Feb. 4

Westmont College

SB Family School

Team

9

westmont.edu/_academics/departments/mathematics/mathcontest

The AMC (American Mathematics Contest) is just a test, but it's part of a sequence that culminates in the International Math Olympiads. There are nice plaque and medal prizes. I like it because the questions are very good ones, which is probably because it is sponsored by prestigious societies of real mathematicians, that progress from easy to hard.

The Math Olympiads are a nice low-key ongoing learning experience. The monthly tests are short and then right afterwards we discuss the problems, which help develop creative thinking skills. There are lots of small awards, which are presented at an end-of-year family celebration ceremony.

The CA Math League is similar in format - short, good, creative problems - but with fewer prizes. Although the high school version, which is the one we are trying this year, is monthly, there are annual versions for younger kids available.

The RCML (Rocket City Math League) is similarly structured, but the levels are based on subject matter (Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II) instead of grade, the awards are bigger and it's run by students! We do not participate in it every year.

The ARML (American Regional Mathematics League) Competition takes place over two days on a college campus, with the contestants staying in dorms. The competition includes fun "mathletic" events like relay races. Teams consist of 15 students and can come from any size geographical area, including states. We join together with groups from the Los Angeles area to form multiple Southern California teams. Practices are held once or twicea month on weekend afternoons. The level of this competition is very challenging. It is the only one where students from different schools and homeschoolers all work together.

The Westmont Mathematics Competition has similar fun events but is less intense.

MATHCOUNTS is the premier national middle school math competition, involving a partnership of industry and academia (with the national winners going to the White House!). The organization provides lots of materials for coaching.

The MathCounts Club Challenge contests are similar to the Olympiad ones described above.

The Math SuperBowl is an exciting local meet that gets bigger every year. It is sponsored by Montecito Union and a few other schools. Teams practice throughout the year from previous years' tests.

Math Day at the Beach is a long drive - but I love the name and it's fun as well as very challenging.

The MC4 (Math Council California Central Coast) competition was unfortunately terminated over a decase ago.

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