Math Contests

Upcoming Math Contests


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Contests and Programs

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Elementary School Contests

Here is a list of competitions that are good for students in  grades 3 through 6.

MOEMS Elementary School

(Division E for Elementary Schools) Math Olympiad for Elementary and Middle Schools is a contest that has 5 challenging word problems. Contestants are given 30 minutes to solve as many problems as they can. There are 5 tests in a year (Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, March). Contestants are given 30 minutes to solve as many problems as they can. The awards are given based on cumulative scores for all 5 contests. You can request your school or teacher to sign up for the contest.

Math Kangaroo

Math Kangaroo is a math contest with many puzzles and logic style problems. Many prizes are handed out to top 20 scorers across their state and the nation. You have to sign up at a test center from September to early December. There are  thousands of test centers across USA where you can take this test.

Noetic Learning Math Contest

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

Continental Mathematics League (CML)

CML has been offering math competitions since 1980. These contests are organized through schools. Elementary Contests

Math League sponsors a number of elementary school contests that are held throughout the school year. The contests are structured in such a way that students will find the tests good preparation for other elementary and middle school math contests. Top-scoring students at qualifying meets held throughout the year will be invited to compete at their district and state championship in late April or early May, and winners of the state championships will be invited to the national championship in June. You have to sign up by yourself to participate in this contest. Contests

The Math League Contests are designed to build student interest and confidence in mathematics through solving worthwhile problems.


The Online Elementary Mathematics Competition is a contest dedicated for kids 6th grade and under, and gives them the opportunity to begin their math journey at an elementary age, while competing against others.  

Girls Adventure in Math (GAIM)

Girls' Adventures in Math (GAIM) is a themed math competition for upper elementary and middle school girls, complete with resources and strategy-based games. 

AMC  8

The AMC 8 is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development of problem-solving skills. Most middle schools have students taking the AMC 8 directly in the schools however some schools may not do this. If you are in one of these schools or you are in elementary school, the AMC 8 can be taken at many other places such as Alphastar Academy, Stanford Math Circle, StarLeague, SpringLight Education, etc. Some middle schools also allow outside students, so you can also email the Math teachers in the middle school of your area.

NOTE: There is no minimum grade requirement for AMC 8, and elementary school students are eligible to take take AMC 8 

AMC 10

The AMC 10 is a 25-question, 75-minute, multiple choice examinations in high school mathematics designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem-solving skills. The AMC 10 is for students in 10th grade and below, and covers the high school curriculum up to 10th grade. The AMC 10 is the first in a series of competitions that eventually lead all the way to the International Mathematical Olympiad (see Invitational Competitions).

NOTE: There is no minimum grade requirement for AMC 10, and elementary school students are eligible to take take AMC 10 

Winchester Math Competition

Winchester Math Competition (WinMaC) is a math competition for any students grade 4-5. Unlike many other local math competitions like LMT, HMMT, and ABMC that are meant for middle school or high school students, WinMaC caters toward elementary school students just exploring the waters of competitive math.

NorthSouth Foundation Math Bees

NSF Math Bee is a nation-wide competition among the children of Indian American community. It is aimed at nurturing mathematical skills among children attending grades 1 thru 8, in a challenging environment.


South Bay Math Tournament

South bay math tournament or SBMT is a  competition with the purpose of igniting a passion for mathematics from a young age, held on 9/29 every year. You have to sign up by yourself to participate in this contest. This contest is not done through your school, but students from same school can form team (up to 4 students in a team) and compete for sweepstakes award.


Evergreen Valley Math Tournament

The Evergreen Valley Math Tournament, or EVMT, is a math contest for local elementary and middle schools students from 5th to 8th grade. Their mission is to help younger students become interested in math by providing a fun, educational, and competitive experience. They hope that through this contest, students will see that math is a subject that involves a lot of creativity and ingenuity, not repetition and memorization. Furthermore, they hope that students will be able to meet new acquaintances and find a community of their peers who also like mathematics. You have to sign up by yourself to participate in this contest.

Pi Math Contest (PiMC) Math Contest

AlphaStar Academy organizes an exciting Pi Math Contest (PiMC) which is for students up to 8th grade in two divisions. PiMC is offered online, annually as a single-round individual contest. Top scoring individuals are recognized on the contest page and get winner certificates as well as awards.

If you are interested in more advanced contests, check out this list of middle school math contests.