Mathematics Competitions

for Home Schoolers & High Schoolers & others

through SB Family School

2019-2020

Contact person:
Skona Brittain
skona@sbfamilyschool.com
 

An overview of each competition follows the chart

Note: Dates & locations in red have been canceled due to the CoViD-19 pandemic

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

Alpha Math Contest - Euler

State

up to 5

unlimited

Wed.
Jan. 22

(& maybe
May 2)

SB Family School

(& maybe
Santa Clara)

no meetings

Individual

3


alphastar.academy/outreach/alphamc/

Alpha Math Contest - Fermat

State

6 - 8

unlimited

Mon.
Jan. 27

(& maybe
May 2)

SB Family School

(& maybe
Santa Clara)

no meetings

Individual

1


alphastar.academy/outreach/alphamc/

AMC 8

National

up to 8

unlimited

Tues.
Nov. 12

SB Family School

no meetings

Individual

14


amc.maa.org


AMC 10/12


National

up to 10/12


unlimited

Thu. Jan. 30
and/or
Wed. Feb. 5

SB Family School

no meetings


Individual


12


amc.maa.org

ARML

International

up to 12

indefinite

Fri.- Sat.
May 29-30

Univ. of Nevada
Las Vegas

SB Family School

Both

15


arml2.com/arml_2019/page/

ARML Local

National

up to 12

a multiple of 6

Sat. or Sun.
May 30 or 31

SB Family School

SB Family School

Both

0


arml2.com/arml_2019/page/

ARML Power Contest

National

up to 12

indefinite

Nov. & Feb.

SB Family School

SB Family School

Team

6


arml2.com/arml_2019/page/

CA Math League

State

9 - 12

unlimited

Monthly
Oct.-Mar.

 

SB Family School

 

SB Family School

Individual

 

1


mathleague.com

CHMMC

Southern State

9 - 12

6

Sunday
Nov.17
8am-4:30pm

Caltech, Pasadena

SB Family School

Both


chmmc.caltech.edu

Math Day at
the Beach

Southern State

9 - 12

6

Saturday
March 14
9am-3pm

Long Beach

SB Family School

Both

2


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

MATHCOUNTS

National

6 - 8

4
(+ 6 individuals)

Sat.Feb.29
8:30am-1pm

(& maybe March 28)

Oak Park

(& maybe Riverside)

SB Family School

Both

19


mathcounts.org

Math Olympiads - Elementary

National

up to 6

unlimited

Monthly
Nov.-Mar.

SB Family School

SB Family School

Individual

12


moems.org

Math Olympiads - Middle

National

up to 8

unlimited

Monthly
Nov.-Mar.

SB Family School

SB Family School

Individual

15


moems.org

Math SuperBowl

County

4 - 6

12,
4 per grade

Wednesday
May 27
8:00-12:30

Earl Warren Showgrounds

SB Family School

Both

19


musmath.weebly.com/south-coast-math-superbowl.html

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


mualphatheta.org/rcml-contest

Westmont

County

9 - 12

8

Saturday
February 22
12:00-6:30

Westmont College

SB Family School

Team

9

westmont.edu/_academics/departments/mathematics/mathcontest

The Alpha Math Contest has two levels. The younger one, formerly known as the Pi Math Contest, is like an AMC 5; the older one is like a low-key AMC 8.

The AMC (American Mathematics Contest) is a highly prestigious test that is part of a sequence that culminates in the International Math Olympiads. Students who do really well are invited to the next levele - the AIME.  The questions are very good ones (probably because it is sponsored by prestigious societies of real mathematicians) that progress from very easy to very 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 twice a 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 decade ago.

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