Math Competitions

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

Math Competition Practice

EMC workshops expose students to the non-standard challenges of math competitions in an informal, supportive, small-group environment. Just like the competitions themselves, our workshops 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.

Choose Your Workshop

These ongoing workshops help prepare students for the national Noetic Learning Math Contest (NLMC), held twice a year.

About the Contest

The purpose of the contest is to inspire young students to excel in math and convey the message that it is COOL to be good at math!

  • NMLCs are open to grades 2-8; students can compete at their grade level or higher.

  • Fall 2021 Competition Dates: Nov 11th - 24th; the registration deadline for Fall 2021 is Nov 5th. Registration is free for all EMC students.

  • Spring 2022 Competition Dates: April 7th-24th; the registration deadline for Spring 2022 is March 31st. Registration is free for all EMC students.

  • Recognition and Awards: the top 10% in each grade will receive 'National Honor Roll' medals; the highest scorer of each team will receive a 'Team Winner' medal.

About the Workshops

  • Workshops meet in small groups for 90 minutes. They are offered weekly, during the months leading up to the competitions, with several time options available each week.

  • Although students are initially grouped by grade level, it is not uncommon to see advanced students in higher level workshops.

  • Workshops consist of group problem-solving, take-home test review, and individual timed practice tests.

  • Fees: $30 per workshop. Every workshop is different, and you can register for as many as you like.

Schedule & Registration

  • We have some flexibility in opening a new group, or changing the current time/group, if none of the above work for you.

If you can’t find suitable time for you please contact us

These ongoing workshops help prepare students for the Math Kangaroo Competition, which is an international, annual event that begins on the third Thursday of every March.

About the Contest

  • Math Kangaroo Contest is open to all students grades 1-12, as long as they are able to work independently, read, and answer a multiple choice test. 

  • 2022 Competition Dates: March 17th- April 17th

  • Registration Deadline for 2022 Competition: Dec 15th ($21/ student), Dec 31st ($35/ student). Please register directly through Math Kangaroo

  • Recognitions and Awards: Each student receives a T-shirt, an electronic certificate of participation, and a gift. In May (or later if the electronic tests take place), students who rank top 20 in the country and top 3 in a given state are recognized on the Math Kangaroo website and receive gifts

About the Workshops

  • Workshops meet in small groups for 90 minutes. They are offered weekly, during the months leading up to the competitions, with several time options available each week.

  • Workshops consist of group problem-solving, take-home test review, and individual timed practice tests.

  • Fees: $30 per workshop. You can register for as many workshops as you like.

Schedule & Registration

  • We have some flexibility in opening a new group, or changing the current time/group, if none of the above work for you.

If you can’t find suitable time for you please contact us

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