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M-A Math Contests

The California Math League

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The California Math League

School-wide math contests are held on six different Tuesday's throughout the year. These contests are part of a state contest, The California Math League. Hundreds of high schools throughout the state participate, both at a state and county level.
M-A students are invited to participate in these 30-minute contests.  Students will solve six challenging math problems by applying high school-level concepts. Topics range from geometry through pre-calculus. A student can score from 0 to 6 on each contest. We encourage all students to participate. Most participants are enrolled in Geometry Enriched, AS Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus, and AP Statistics. The typical score on a contest can be a 1 or 2 with many students getting 0's due to the difficulty of the contest questions.
The benefits of participating include solving challenging math problems, the fun of competing with peers, earning math awards and a great entry for college resumes. Math contests give students an opportunity to engage in independent thinking that cuts across the math curriculum. We believe that students who participate in math contests over their high school career become more skilled at taking standardized tests, like the SAT, math subject tests and AP math exams.
2022-2023 California Math League Contest Dates
October 18, 2022
November 15, 2022
December 13, 2022
January 10, 2023
February 14, 2023
March 14, 2023
Math contest will be held on the above dates before school and during 7th period in designated classrooms in the D, F and G-wings.  Students will use THIS LINK to RSVP to the math contest.  (Link will open one week prior to the contest date.)  Students must bring their personal computers or Chromebooks as we will be completing the contests online.  

The American Math Contest (AMC 10/12)

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The American Math Contest (AMC 10/12)

The American Math Contest is an international math contest that will be administered on Thursday, November 10 during the 6th period block. Please use THIS LINK to sign up to express your interest in an invitation to the contest.  M-A will have 60 participants for 9&10 grade and 60 participants for 11&12 grade.  Teachers have an allotment of invitations.  If needed, there will be a lottery.  There will be a second opportunity on Wednesday, November 16, before school.  See your math teacher to sign up.  Top performers will advance to the American Invitational Math Exam (AIME).  The AIME a three-hour exam and M-A typically has 5 – 10 students participate.