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 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.
2023-2024 California Math League Contest Dates
October 17 January 16 Novenmer 14 February 13 December 12 March 12
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 Tuesday, November 14, before school. See your math teacher to sign up. Top performers will advance to the American Invitational Math Exam (AIME). The AIME is a three-hour exam and M-A typically has 5 – 10 students participate.