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Overview

MathCON is a nationwide math competition organization that was founded in 2008 in Chicago, Illinois. 

 

MathCON is open to all students in grades 4-12, including public, charter, private, homeschooled students, and learning centers. Throughout the years, MathCON had 500K students participate from 2,500 schools from 50+ states, and Canada. One school/center registration includes an unlimited number of students who will be able to compete individually. One individual registration is for a single student who is not associated with a school or center.

 

MathCON is a two rounded math competition:

 

1st round: MathCON Online Test (Registration is needed). MathCON Online Test can be taken between January 18, 2023 and March 10, 2023.

 

2nd round: MathCON Final Test (Registration is needed). After Online Test, 628 top-scoring students in 4th-12th grade qualify for the MathCON Finals Competition. Final Test will be held on May 13, 2023, in McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago, Illinois.

Important Dates

First Round Online Test

  • Online Test is open between January 18, 2022, and March 10, 2023, for grades 4–12.
  • 32-questions on the multiple-choice exam consists of the following topics:
    • Algebra (8 questions)
    • Combinatorics (8 questions)
    • Geometry (8 questions)
    • Number Theory (8 questions)
  •  Online Test questions are arranged by difficulty levels:
    • 3 Points (8 questions)
    • 5 Points (16 questions)
    • 7 Points (8 questions)
  • The maximum score for an Online Test is 300 points.
  • Students are recommended to take Online Weekly Practice Tests before taking the Online Test

Second Round (Final) Test

  • After the Online Test, 628 top-scoring students in 4th-12th grade qualify for the MathCON Finals Competition.
  • The Final Test will be held on April 30, 2022, in McCormick Place Convention Center Chicago, Illinois.
  • Students must be registered and have a username/password assigned to them before they can take the Final Test.
  • The Final Test is a 32-question, the multiple-choice exam consisting of the following topics:
    • Algebra (8 questions)
    • Combinatorics (8 questions)
    • Geometry (8 questions)
    • Number Theory (8 questions)
  • The Final Test questions are arranged by difficulty levels:
    • 3 Points (8 questions)
    • 5 Points (16 questions)
    • 7 Points (8 questions)
  • The maximum score for a Final Test is 300 points.
  • Students are recommended to take Final eBooks (10 Practice Tests with Solutions) before taking the Final Test.

Weekly Practice Tests

  • Students must be registered and have a username/password assigned to them before they can take the online Weekly Practice Tests.
  • There are 16 Weekly Practice Tests.
  • Weekly Practice Tests are released every Monday starting September 12th.
  • Each Weekly Practice Test is a 16-question, multiple choice exam of the following topics:
    • 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)
  • 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 or unanswered answers.
  • Students may retake the test as many times as needed.
  • Students may use a calculator on the test.
  • Students are recommended to take the Online Weekly
  • Practice Tests before taking the Online Test.
  • Weekly Practice Tests are open till May 31, 2022

Registration

We are excited to have your join our MathCON family! Click here to register!

 

How can I register my school for MathCON?

  • https://www.mathcon.org/registration/
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • Schools can choose to register students individually. For example, if the school registers 10 students, they may do so using the same link above for $15 per student.
  • 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 student.
  • You may fill in your child’s school’s name when registering (Please note: We do not communicate this information to the school).

Fees

  • Online Test School Registration 
    • $195 One single school registration includes an unlimited number of student registrations for the MathCON Online Test. This price includes the first 4 (out of 16) Weekly Practice Tests that can be accessed through the MathCON Portal for each student.
    • $195 + $9.95 per student One single school registration includes an unlimited number of student registrations for the MathCON Online Test. If a school wants their students to get access to all 16 (out of 16) Weekly Practice Tests, then an extra $9.95 should be paid per student. (Weekly Practice Tests are open till May 31, 2023.)
    • $490 One single school registration includes an unlimited number of student registrations for the MathCON Online Test. This price includes all 16 (out of 16) Weekly Practice Tests that can be accessed through the MathCON Portal for each student. (Weekly Practice Tests are open till May 31, 2023.) 

 

  • Online Test Individual Registration 
    • $15 Individual registration for the MathCON Online Test. This price also includes the first 4 (out of 16) Weekly Practice Tests that can be accessed through the MathCON Portal for each student.
    • $15 + $9.95 Individual registration for the MathCON Online Test. This price also includes all 16 Weekly Practice Tests that can be accessed through the MathCON Portal for each student. (Weekly Practice Tests are open till May 31, 2023.)

 

  • Final Test (Individual) Registration (After Online Test, 628 top-scoring students in 4th-12th grade qualify for the MathCON Finals Competition.)
    • $39.95 Individual registration for the MathCON Final Test. This price also includes official access to all of the Final eBooks (10 Practice Tests and Solutions) that can be accessed through the MathCON Portal for each student. (Final eBooks are open till May 31, 2023.)

Interested in being our MathCON Coordinator?

  • Who can be a MathCON Coordinator:
    • Anyone! Preferably a school admin, math department head, Center Director, owner, or any math teacher.
  • MathCON Coordinator duties:
    • MathCON point of contact
    • Registering your school/center and your students
    • Passing out username and password (Yes, there is only ONE username/password for the entire school/center that is also used for student registration)
    • Informing other math teachers or team members in your building about MathCON updates
    • Hosting the first round of testing by Friday, March 10, 2023