What grades can participate in the First Round (Online Round) of the MathCON National Competition?

4th-12th Grades

Is the MathCON Online Test timed, and if so, what is the time limit?

The online test will be timed: 45 minutes, 32 multiple-choice questions.

How can I register my school for MathCON?

  • School admin, math department head, or any math teacher can register the school for MathCON and become the MathCON Coordinator in the building. (Yes, payment can be made later)
  • Registration link: https://www.mathcon.org/registration/
  • 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 add/upload as many students as they want until March 6, 2023.
  • School registration includes an unlimited number of student registrations for the first round of MathCON Online tests.

For more information about registration, click here.

How can I register as an individual for MathCON?

  • Parents/guardians may also register their students as individual participants. 
  • Using the same link: https://www.mathcon.org/registration/ click Sign Up!
  • Registration for individuals is just $15 for one child/student.
  • You may fill in your child’s school’s name when registering (Please note: We do not communicate this information to the school).

For more information about registration, click here.

Once the registration is complete, and payment is made, how do teachers add their students/parents add their child(ren)?

  • Once the MathCON Coordinator registers the school/parent registers their child for MathCON and makes the payment, he/she needs 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 can Click Here to add their students. After teachers add their students, each student will be provided with a unique username and password automatically.



Can teachers upload more students after the initial school registration?

  • Yes, they can upload as many students as they want! The student lists are not limited to one grade, one class, or one subject. They may add students until the last day of testing.
  • MathCON coordinator/coaches/teachers, if you haven’t uploaded your student list yet, you can do so now using the login you created when you registered.

I forgot my password. What do I do?

Click here to reset your password and check your email for the reset password link.

My login information from last year doesn’t work, what do I do?

  • Please note, every year testing coordinators/students need new login information to participate in MathCON. 
  • 2022 login credentials become void on August 1st when 2023 registration goes live.

How can I access “Student Logins” for the Test?

  • When you upload 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 an unlimited number of student registrations for the MathCON Online Test for that one school building. 
  • You can also download the student usernames and passwords as an Excel file.

What if I registered my school for the MathCON Test but did not pay during the registration? (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. PayPal is instant and preferred if you wish to facilitate the test immediately. You cannot begin the test until payment has been processed.
  • Schools or individuals will have access to the MathCON Practice Test after they make the payment.
  • Each school must register independently, not as a district or network. 

What are the logistics of my students taking the online test between January 18 and March 10, 2023?

  • Each student login info is automatically generated by the system when the student information is uploaded to the MathCON account.
  • Teachers! Be sure that you have login information for each of your students. 
  • When your 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 18, 2023, (11 am Central Time) until March 10, 2023,  11:59 pm Central Time.
  • Have your students proceed with answering the questions by selecting the best answer.
  • The online test is available to take 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for MathCON Students to be taken under the supervision of their teachers at school and parents at home.
  • Students are permitted to use a calculator for the entire online exam. 

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.

Do students take the MathCON Online Test on the same date, or can they take it at home on their own?

  • You can administer the test to your student/class/school. 
  • The online testing window begins on January 18, and the test can be administered anytime until March 10, 2023. 
  • The test is available 24/7 and technical support is available from  8:00 am – 5:00 pm (CST) on weekdays.
  • Once students are given their username and password, they will have access to both the weekly practice test and the MathCON Online test. 
  • Please note, all students DO NOT have to take the test at the same time. 
  • Once a student has their login information and the test is live, they have access to the test. 

For testing at home: We recommend you take all necessary testing security precautions you may have established as your school policy, such as using GoGuardian, Zoom, or Google Meet during the testing sessions. Individual registrants should be supervised by a parent/guardian/caregiver during the testing.

What if the website freezes and the student 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.

Are there any Practice Tests for Students?

  • MathCON Weekly Practice Tests for students are available starting September 12th! Students may log in with their credentials that are in the coordinator account. Students must be registered and have a username/password assigned to them before they can take the practice tests.

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. 

  • There are 16 Weekly Practice Tests.
  • Weekly Practice Tests are released every Monday starting on September 12, for grades 4–12.
  • Each Weekly Practice Test is a 16-question, multiple-choice exam comprising the following topics (these are the topics that are covered across all grade levels):
    • Algebra (4 questions)
    • Combinatorics (4 questions)
    • Geometry (4 questions)
    • Number Theory (4 questions)
  • Weekly Practice Test questions are arranged by difficulty levels:
    • 3 Points (4 questions)
    • 5 Points (8 questions),
    • 7 Points (4 questions),
  • The maximum score for a Weekly Practice Test is 150 points.
  • There is no time limit for the Weekly Practice Tests.
  • Students do not lose any points for wrong answers or unanswered questions.
  • Students may retake the Practice Tests as many times as they want.
  • Answer key is available for “Practice Tests” and solutions are for “e-book for Finals”
  • Students may use a calculator on the Practice Tests.
  • Weekly Practice Tests are open till May 31, 2023.

How do I access the Weekly Practice Tests?

  • The MathCON portal automatically generates individual usernames and passwords for each student after payment is made and student(s) are added.
  • Students then can access the Weekly Practice Tests by logging in with their own credentials.

How much is the registration fee for schools or individuals?

  • We offer a couple different options to best fit your school or student! Click here to – Link to Registration Tab

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.

Why is there a registration fee, and what is that money used for?

  • MathCON reaches out to students every year with 2 related goals: To contribute to their academics by challenging and entertaining them with more rigorous and insightful math problems, and to promote high-quality math education. 
  • Making money has never been, and never will be the goal. In fact, MathCON is organized by Concept Schools, a non-profit 501(c)(3). 
  • A registration fee is necessary in order to cover the expenses MathCON incurs by providing the prizes (for both the tests and the photo contests), awards, venue for the finals and award ceremony, special guest speaker, printed booklets, food, labor, system-software expenses, website maintenance, question pool creation, and more. 
  • We are doing our best to improve the quality of the organization by adding new components every year based on the feedback from the students, teachers, and the community. As much as we would love to make the registration for free, this would not be a feasible solution for the survival of the MathCON competition in the upcoming years.

What is the MathCON Finals Competition?

  • The Finals Competition is the event that occurs after all students complete taking the Online test between January 18 and March 10th.
  • 628 top-scoring students in 4th-12th grade qualify for the MathCON Finals Competition.
  • Besides MathCON Finals Test (100 minutes), the event will also include games, a magic show, and the Awards ceremony. 
  • More info to come once the testing window closes on March 10, those who qualify for finals will be invited a week after the test closes. 
  • Final Test will be held on May 13, 2023, in McCormick Place Convention Center Chicago, Illinois.
  • Tuesday, March 14, 2023: Finalist registration opens (11 am Central Time)
  • Friday, March 24, 2023: Finalist registration closes (11:59 pm Central Time)
  • Monday, March 27, 2023: Alternate finalist registration opens (11 am Central Time)
  • Friday, March 31, 2023: Alternate finalist registration closes (11:59 pm Central Time)

Is there a registration fee for the MathCON Finals Test? How much?

Yes. Qualified students need to be registered individually, either by parents or by their school.

  • $39.95

Individual registration for the MathCON Final Test. This price also includes official access to all the Final eBooks (10 Practice Tests and Solutions) that can be accessed through the MathCON Portal for each student.

What is the Finals eBook?

The MathCON Finals eBook comprises a series of 10 Practice Tests with solutions for grades 4–12. Students are recommended to take the Final eBook Practice Tests before the Final Test.

  • Tuesday, March 14, 2023: Students will have access to the Final eBook starting at 11 am Central Time. 
  • Wednesday, May 31, 2023: Final eBook closes at 11:59 pm Central Time.
  • After the Online Test, 628 top-scoring students will be invited to the MathCON Finals Competition in Chicago on May 13th, 2023.
  • There are 10 Practice Tests with solutions in each Final eBook for grades 4–12. 
  • The maximum score for a Final eBook Practice Test is 300 points. 
  • There is no time limit for the Final eBook Practice Tests. 
  • Students do not lose any points for wrong or unanswered answers.
  • Students may retake the test as many times as needed. 
  • Students are recommended to take Final eBook Practice Tests before the Final Test. 

When is the MathCON Finals Competition Event? Where is it going to be held?

When will the qualifying students for MathCON Finals be announced?

  • Tuesday, March 14, 2023: Online Test Results will be released (11 am Central Time)  

Registration for Final Test (Students must register individually)

  • Tuesday, March 14, 2023: Finalist registration opens (11 am Central Time)
  • Friday, March 24, 2023: Finalist registration closes (11:59 pm Central Time)
  • Monday, March 27, 2023: Alternate finalist registration opens (11 am Central Time)
  • Friday, March 31, 2023: Alternate finalist registration closes (11:59 pm Central Time)

MathCON Finals and Awards Ceremony Date: Saturday, May 13, 2023

Tentative Schedule of the Day:

  • 10:30 am CST program start 
  • 11 am CST Test begins (100 minutes) (No calculators allowed.)
  • 12:40 pm Test ends
  • 12:40 pm- 1:30 pm Lunch break
  • 1:30 pm- 2:30 pm GAMES
  • 2:30 pm- 3:00 pm Keynote speaker
  • 3:10 pm- 4:10 pm Awards Ceremony

Who can be a MathCON Coordinator?

Anyone! Preferably a school admin, math department head, Center Director, owner, or any math teacher.

What are the duties for the MathCON Coordinator?

  1. MathCON point of contact
  2. Registering your school/center and your students
  3. Passing out username and password (Yes, there is only ONE username/password for the entire school/center that is also used for student registration)
  4. Informing other math teachers or team members in your building about MathCON updates
  5. Hosting the first round of testing by Friday, March 10, 2023


2023 Weekly Practice Test Start
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WEEK 7 24-Oct-22
WEEK 8 31-Oct-22
WEEK 9 7-Nov-22
WEEK 10 14-Nov-22
Thanksgiving Break 21-Nov-22
WEEK 11 28-Nov-22
WEEK 12 5-Dec-22
WEEK 13 12-Dec-22
Christmas Break 19-Dec-22
Christmas Break 26-Dec-22
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