Due to school closures, we have cancelled the Math Contest this year. Instead, we offered a Virtual Math Festival.
The Virtual Math Festival will offer students in grades 5-8 the opportunity to participate in advanced and thought-provoking mathematics in an online, social and cooperative atmosphere. Students will log onto an online ZOOM conversation, and then choose from different online breakout rooms that offer problems, games and/or puzzles with mathematical themes.
As students visit the different breakout rooms, they will work with other students on the mathematics problem or puzzle as long as they wish, while an online facilitator provides support and encouragement. Students may choose to visit other rooms at any time.
2019 Math Contest Winners
Math Contest Information
Math Contest FAQs
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Parents and Students Information
Sample Grade Tests & Solutions
5 & 6 Tests & Solutions
2016 Grades 5 & 6 Individual
2016 Grades 5 & 6 Team
2016 Solutions Grades 5 & 6 Individual
2016 Solutions Grades 5 & 6 Team
2017 Grades 5 & 6 Individual
2017 Grades 5 & 6 Team
2017 Solutions Grades 5 & 6 Individual
2017 Solutions Grades 5 & 6 Team
7 & 8 Tests & Solutions
2016 Grades 7 & 8 Individual
2016 Grades 7 & 8 Team
2016 Solutions Grades 7 & 8 Individual
2016 Solutions Grades 7 & 8 Team
2017 Grades 7 & 8 Individual
2017 Grades 7 & 8 Team
2017 Solutions Grades 7 & 8 Individual
2017 Solutions Grades 7 & 8 Team
The Math Contest is a county-wide competition for 5-8th grade students in Santa Cruz County. Now in its 51st year, the contest provides students with both a team competition and an individual test format.
The team competition requires students work together using problem-solving strategies, showing work and providing clear and detailed explanations. The individual test for all grade levels uses a free response format.
Students receive certificates of participation and contest winners receive achievement medals and special awards for the top three winners.
2018 Math Contest Winners
2017 Math Contest Winners
2016 Math Contest Award Winners