What grades can participate in MathCON?
- 4th-12th Grades
Is the MathCON Online Test timed, and if so, what is the time limit?
How can I register my school for MathCON?
- School admin, math department head, or any teacher can register the school for MathCON and become the MathCON Coordinator in the building
- School registration includes up to 1,000 student participants for the first round of MathCON Online Test.
- When the school is registered, the MathCON Coordinator in the building can share the same username and password with other interested math teachers. Once they have the username/password, math teachers can add their students (either their entire math class or selected students) to the MathCON Online Test portal, and students can start studying their practice tests and take the online test when the testing window opens in January.
- Teachers can continue to add/upload their students until the last day of testing - March 8, 2024.
How can I register as an individual for MathCON?
- Parents/guardians may register their students as individual participants. The parent who registers will become their child’s MathCON Coordinator.
- Registration for individuals is just $30 USD for one student and includes all 16 of our Weekly Practice Tests.
- After registration is complete, the MathCON Coordinator (parent/ guardian) will also have access to their student’s unique username and password. This will allow the student to log in using their own account to view the Weekly Practice Tests and have access to our first round Online Test.
- You may fill in your child’s school’s name when registering (Please note: We do not communicate this information to the school)
Who can be a MathCON Coordinator and what is the responsibilities of it?
- Anyone! Preferably a school admin, math department head, Center Director, Center Owner, or any math teacher.
- Responsibilities include:
- Registering your school/center and your students
- Passing out username and password (Yes, there is only ONE admin username/password for the entire school/center)
- Distributing student’s unique username/password to each student
- Informing other math teachers or team members in your building about MathCON updates
- Hosting the first round of testing by Friday, March 8, 2024
Can teachers add more students after the initial school registration?
- Once the MathCON Coordinator registers and makes the payment, he/she is able to share the MathCON School credentials (username and password) with other teachers involved. When teachers receive the username/password from the MathCON Coordinator in the building, they are able to add their own students. After teachers add their students, each student will be provided with a unique username and password automatically.
My login information from last year doesn't work, what do I do?
- Every year the MathCON Coordinator will need to re-register and obtain their new login information.
- 2023 login credentials became void on August 14th when 2024 registration went live
How can I access "Students Logins" for the Test?
- When you add your student list, you will be able to see student usernames and passwords in your admin account by clicking the checkbox “Show student username and password for taking the test.”
- Each student takes the test individually, not as a team.
- One school registration includes up to 1,000 student participants for the MathCON Online Test.
- You can also download the student usernames and passwords as an Excel file (located at the bottom right corner of the admin portal).
What if I registered my school for the MathCON Test but did not pay during registrations? (i.e., Can I pay later?)
- If you have registered but have not paid, you may log into your admin account with the username and password you set up when you registered. If you are paying by check or purchase order, please allow 7-14 days for processing. Credit is instant and preferred if you wish to dive in immediately. You cannot add your students, view the Weekly Practice Tests or take the Online Test until payment has been processed.
- Each school must register independently, not as a district or network.
What are the logistics of my students taking the online test between January 17 and March 8, 2024?
- Each student login info is automatically generated by the system when the student information is added to the MathCON Coordinator’s account.
- When the student is ready to take the online test, he or she can click the “Login” link on the MathCON.org menu bar to get started. Testing begins January 17, 2024, (11 AM CT) until March 8, 2024 (11:59 PM CT).
- The online test is available to take 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (from January 17th – March 8th, 2024). It should be taken under the supervision of one of their teachers at school or with their parents at home.
- Students are permitted to use a calculator for the entire online exam.
- Please note, all students DO NOT have to take the test at the same time.
Are students able to take the Online test using iPads and/or Chromebooks?
- Yes, students can take the test using iPads/Chromebooks.
- No software installation is required. The test is web-based. Therefore, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox can be used!
- The Online test can be taken on iPad directly using the Safari browser, too.
What if the website freezes and the students has already started taking the test?
- Close the browser window no answers will be lost because the system records the answer of each question when they click Next.
- Re-open the browser and log back in.
- When the student re-opens the test, the questions that are already answered will be marked blue. Note that the system will randomize the order of questions every time you open the test. Therefore, the questions will be in a different order.
What are the MathCON Weekly Practice Tests?
- MathCON Weekly Practice Tests consists of a series of 16 Practice Tests with answers for grades 4–12. Students are recommended to take these tests before the MathCON Online Test as these practice tests mirror the actual test.
- The Weekly Practice Tests are released every Monday starting September 11, 2023
- Each registration includes 4 out of the 16 practice tests (option to upgrade to all 16)
- Each Weekly Practice Test is a 16-question, multiple-choice exam.
- Students may use a calculator on the Practice Tests.
- Weekly Practice Tests are open till May 31, 2024.
- Students may log in with their credentials that are in their MathCON Coordinator account. Students must be registered and have a username/password assigned to them before they can take the practice tests.
For more information on MathCON’s Weekly Practice Tests, click here!
How much is the registration fee for schools or individuals?
What types of payments do you accept?
Payments can be made with a check, purchase order, or credit card/PayPal until testing. If the school is sending a check, please allow 7-14 days for processing of the check. If submitting a purchase order, CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD W-9 FORM FOR INVOICE PURPOSES.
What, when, and where is the MathCON Finals Competition? Is there a registration fee?
- The Finals Competition is the event that occurs after all students complete taking the Online test between January 17 and March 8th.
- 628 of our top-scoring students in 4th-12th grade will qualify and be invited for the MathCON Finals Competition in Chicago, IL.
- Besides MathCON Finals Test (100 minutes), the event will also include games, a magic show, and the Awards ceremony.
- Final Test will be held on May 11, 2024, in McCormick Place Convention Center Chicago, Illinois.
- Thursday, March 14, 2024: Finalist registration opens (11 AM CT)
- Friday, April 5, 2024: Finalist registration closes (11:59 PM CT)
- Final registration is $59.95 USD, which includes access to our Final eBook (10 Practice Tests and Solutions)
What happens if there is a tie?
Tiebreaker for Online Testing:
In tie-in scores, students will be ranked based on the time they took to complete the test. Students who complete the test in less time will be ranked higher.
Tiebreaker for Paper-Based Test Ranking:
The final paper-based test has 32 questions, and the maximum weighted score is 300. If there is a tie based on the weighted score of the paper-based test:
- The student with more correct answers out of 32 questions will be ranked higher.
- If a tie still exists, the student with a better score on the online test will be the winner.
- If the tied students have the same score on their online tests, the student who spent less time on the online test will be ranked higher.
Finals Invitation Disclaimer:
Please note that invitations to the Finals are by invitation only and are determined by several factors, including scores and time taken during the online test. The MathCON organizing committee uses a selective process, and only the top-scoring contestants will be invited to the finals. Duplicate student tests will be subject to disqualification. All invitation decisions are final and at the sole discretion of the MathCON organizing committee.
Is my student allowed to take the Online Test more than one time?
Can I use MathCON material for my own use?
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