Math Competitions

Drop-In Practice for Math Competitions
Exposure to Non-Standard Problem-Solving 
Offered in Months Prior to Math Competitions
No Commitment

Math Competition Practice

EMC competition prep exposes students to the non-standard challenges of math competitions in an informal, supportive environment. Just like the competitions themselves, our study packages are a chance for students to take stock of their abilities. While students are not required to participate in competitions, after our workshops, they often decide to do so!

Why Math Competitions?

Competitions like Noetic and Math Kangaroo are nothing like the standardized achievement tests. Their challenges are unexpected and fun. They contain problems that stretch the mind, present novel opportunities to apply math skills and math thinking, and allow students to use authentic problem-solving strategies.

Competitions we prepare for:

Math Kangaroo

International math competition open to all students in grades 1 - 12, but particularly popular among elementary school students.   Math Kangaroo offers a variety of non-standard problems that serve as a great introduction to the world of math competitions for young students.

Contest Date: Coming soon.

Test Format: Online. 75 Minute multiple choice test.  24 questions for students in grades 1-4. 30 questions for students in grades 5 and up

For the 2025 MK competition EMC is registered as an ONLINE testing center.  Students will all login at the same time and EMC teachers will proctor the test to ensure academic integrity.  

Registration: Register directly with Math Kangaroo using the EMC invitation code.  Individual participation is not proctored and does not come with official rankings or gifts/awards.

To prepare: Math Kangaroo Prep Workshops

Noetic Learning Math Contest

Noetic Learning Math Contest (NLMC) is a semiannual problem-solving contest for elementary and middle school students. The goal of the contest is to develop students' problem-solving skills, to encourage their interest in math, and to inspire them to excel in math.  NLMC contest is available for students in grades 2-8.

Fall Contest Dates: Coming soon.

Spring Contest Dates: Coming soon.

Test Format: Online. 50 minutes free response test. 20 questions.  Students can login anytime during the testing window.  Parent/guardian proctors the test to ensure academic integrity.

Registration:   All EMC students are invited to join our NOETIC team free of charge.  Please fill out the registration form sent to you by the deadline.

Reach out if you your child is not enrolled and you would still like for them to join our team.

Stay tuned


The AMC 8 is multiple choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development of problem-solving skills. The AMC 8 provides an opportunity for middle school students to develop positive attitudes towards analytical thinking and mathematics that can assist in future careers. Students apply classroom skills to unique problem-solving challenges in a low-stress and friendly environment.

Contest Date: Coming soon.

Please check with your Competition Manager / Testing Site for exact test date & time

Test Format:  In-Person.  25-question, 40-minute, multiple choice examination.

Registration:  As AMC8 does not allow online testing you will need to find an in-person testing center near you (some universities provide this service).

You can find a list of AMC8 Higher Education Sites here. Contact the Competition Manager for the site nearest you to arrange for your student's participation.


If you live in the San Jose / Bay Area, please let us know ASAP if you would like to join a team--we may be able to host a team for in-person testing here!

Stay tuned

The results of the Fall 2023 Noetic Math Competition are here!

Congratulations to everyone who participated and thank you so much to the parents and teachers for your support!

Fun statistics:

  • 128 students have registered to take the NOETIC test with EMC this Fall
  • 5 students across the teams have received 100%
  • 45 students are National Honor Roll medalists, joining the top 10% of all participants nationwide
  • 51 students have earned Honorable Mention ribbons, placing them in the top 50% of all participants across the USA

Overall Fall 2023 national statistics: Math Contest for Elementary and Middle School Students | Noetic Learning (

Sign-ups for the Spring 2024 NOETIC Math Competition will open in early Spring.

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