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  • The MathCON online test is timed for a maximum of 45 minutes and is entirely multiple-choice questions with only one correct answer.
  • The online testing window will be open between Tuesday January 22, 2019 at 8 am EST, until Saturday March 2, 2019 at 6 pm EST. Students must take the online test in their own schools with their teacher supervising them, or homeschooled students must be monitored by a guardian.
  • Test questions require ingenuity and insight, but little technical knowledge beyond grade level mathematics. The online test includes problems of varying degree of difficulty that enables all students to be equally challenged.
  • Maximum score at online testing is 320.There is no penalty for guessing.
  • Students are allowed to use calculator. 
  • When students take the online tests, they are instantly scored and those scores are automatically uploaded to our website. At the end of the online test, all students will be awarded with “MathCON 2019 Participation Certificate” that they can save to their computers and then print.
  • National ranking will be uploaded to the website within one week after the March 1. 
  • Qualifying students from each grade levels (Grade 5 through Grade 12) will be invited to the MathCON Finals at McCormick Place on April 27, 2019 for national MathCON test.

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Browser: Google Chrome, FireFox, Internet Explorer, Safari on Mac or iPad
  • Continuous Internet access
  • MathCON profile – username and password.

 

STEP-BY-STEP ONLINE EXAM INSTRUCTIONS

  • Click the “TAKE THE TEST” button.
  • Log in using your MathCON profile username and password.
  • You will arrive at the MathCON Test where you will find 45 multiple choice test questions.
  • Proceed with answering the questions by selecting the best answer; the entire test is multiple choices.
  • In case the online test freezes while a student is taking the test, the student will need to close the browser window and re-open it. When the student closes the browser window, he/she will not lose any answers, because the system records the answer of each question when the student clicks Next. When the student re-opens the test, the questions that he/she already answered will be marked blue, but the system will randomize the questions every time you open the test, so the questions’ locations will be different each time you open the test.