It is important to have parents' support for the contest. Their
encouragement and recognition will help students enjoy the contest
more and send the message 'It is COOL to be good at math!
Letter and Name Release Permission Form
Collect Parent Permission Slip:
We will need a parent permission to publish student names and scores on our website. We don't need you to return the permission slip, but please collect them and keep them on file.
Create Your Team Roster:
names must be submitted on the Team Leader portal before the Roster Deadline
. To add
student names to your team: log on to your account and then add your student
names in the 'Enter Student Names Here:
Please make sure all participating student names are entered before
the deadline. No students outside the roster should be allowed to
participate in the contest!
Check the 'Do Not Publish Name' flag only if you (or
the student's parents) do not want the student's
name (first name, last name initial) to be published on
our winner's board.
The roster deadline: March 31 11:59 PM CDT
Prepare for the Contest:
problems are non-routine math problems that call for creativity,
originality, and thinking skills. To help your students become familiar
with the types of problems, please host a
practice session prior to the contest and let your students work out
past contest problems.
As a team leader, you are given two sets of past tests for students to
practice. After you log into the Team Leader portal, click on 'Practice
If you don't have time for a practice
session during class, advise students to study and
practice at home.
Download the Contest Papers:
papers (problems and keys) will be posted on the Team Leader portal
three days prior to
the contest date. Simply log on to the Team Leader portal and click on 'Documents.' If there
is any problem downloading the contest papers, please contact us as soon
as possible. Please download the contest paper and make copies for your
students prior to the contest date.
After the contest
Make sure all participating students are on the roster. No students
outside the roster should be allowed to participate in the contest!
You may not swap an absent student with another one that is not on the
All participating students on your team must take
the contest at the same time. You may administer the contest anytime you
choose during the testing window:
April 6 8:00 AM CDT - April 20 5:01 PM CDT
Proctors need to make sure:
• Students will be given 45 minutes to work on the problems.
• Students should work independently.
• Each student has scratch paper, pencils, rulers, and erasers.
• Students should NOT use calculators, smart phones, or internet
• Students should NOT communicate with anyone in any way.
• Proctors should NOT answer any questions about the content of the
announce the total time allowed prior to the start of the contest. You
should also announce when there are 10 minutes remaining
and 5 minutes remaining.
Collect the Testing Papers
Grade the Testing Papers:
Grade the testing papers using the answers keys
given. Student answers
must match our answer keys perfectly. Each correct answer will be given 5 points. No
partial points should be given for any questions.
You may discuss the problems and
solutions with your students after the contest is administered. However,
do NOT distribute the contest problems/answers to students until after
the score submission deadline.
Enter the Scores:
Enter the scores through the Team Leader portal. Please double-check your
submission before the score submission deadline. Due
to limited available resources, we won't be able to correct your
mistakes after the score
The score submission deadline: April 21 12:00 AM CDT
Review Contest Problems:
You are encouraged to review and work
out the problems with students after
May 1. However, keep each student's
original contest paper on file for at least a year. Do not allow students to take their
original contest paper home.
Announce Results to Students:
On May 1,
you will find results on your team leader portal. You are welcome to
share students' scores and results with your students and parents.
Awards will be mailed to your school (the mailing address you entered
during your registration) 2-3 weeks after the results are available.
Note: If you paid by Purchase Order, make sure your
school sends the payment check as soon as possible. We will not send the
medals until the actual payment is received.
Other than medals, we also have
digital 'Mathlete Certificate', 'Team Winner Certificate' and
'National Honor Roll Certificate' available for you to download, print,
and distribute. The certificate links will appear on the student table
on the Team Leader portal after
Schedule a time for the award
ceremony, and send invitations to students, parents, and colleagues! It is time to celebrate!