So you’ve stumbled upon MathCON, the ‘Nationally-Acclaimed Student Math Competition’. Cool, welcome to our community! But, we bet you have some questions, such as…
What exactly is MathCON?
MathCON is a nonprofit national mathematics organization recognized for its annual student mathematics competition for grades 5-12. ALL students can participate whether from public, private, charter or home-schooled students (there is an individual student registration option).
Okay. Why would I participate in MathCON?
MathCON gives students the opportunity to compete against other students (in their own grades) across the nation!
Huh. That’s cool.
More than 200,00 students have participated since 2008! Furthermore, last year, more than 50,000 students from 400 schools participated in the online MathCON competition.
Yeah, we know. And did you know that of those 50,000 students, only one percent (576 students) advanced to finals in Chicago, Illinois? Many of the finalists received scholarships and recognition within their schools and communities!
Alright, I’m still listening.
But what makes MathCON different?
MathCON is a national competition that gives students across the United States the opportunity to compete against other students to enhance and excel their mathematics interest and education as well as earn scholarship opportunities.
Alright, you said that already, but continue.
MathCON has support and participation from academic scholars across the nation including Northwestern University, University of Chicago, University of Wisconsin and prestigious universities across the nation, giving students exposure to a diverse mathematics competition and future opportunities within the universities.
I like future opportunities.
So when is MathCON?
The Online Competition will be available for students to take between Monday, January 22 and Friday, March 2, 2018. School registrants will receive the online testing link via email one to two weeks prior to the competition to share with the registered students in January 2018.
Qualifying students will advance to the National Competition on May 5, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois at the UIC Forum, 725 W Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60608.
How do I sign up?
- Register online and pay via Credit Card/PayPal, PO or Check
- Upload Student List via Excel or manually
- Receive a confirmation email with student login and test link in January
More registration and testing information Here.
Cool, but how much does it cost?
Registration costs $150 per school for an unlimited number of students, or $10 per individual student registration (Registration increases to $200 per school after Nov. 22, 2017).
Awesome! I like this MathCON.