Math Contest

County Wide Math Competition

Congratulations to our 2022 Winners!

Congratulations to the 160 students who participated in the 2022 Santa Cruz County Office of Education Math Contest! Thanks also to all volunteers and families whose support made this event possible.
  • Kevin Drinkard
  • Math Coordinator, SCCOE
  • kdrinkard@santacruzcoe.org

The Math Contest is a county-wide competition for 5-8th grade students in Santa Cruz County. In 2023, it will occur on Saturday May 6, 2023 from 8:45-11:00AM, at a site to be determined. 

Now in its 56th year, the contest provides students with both a team competition and an individual competition – students are required to participate in both.

The team competition requires students work together using problem-solving strategies, show work and provide 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 during an Awards Ceremony in the Tech Center at the COE on Monday, May 15 from 5:00-5:40 for grades 5-6, and 5:45-6:15 for students grades 7-8.


For more information, please contact Laurie Stewart, Math Contest Administrative Assistant, (831) 466.5802

Debi Bodenheimer
Debi Bodenheimer​
Associate Superintendent
Educational Services
(831) 466-5890
Kevin Drinkard
Math Contest Coordinator
(831) 466-5821
Laurie Stewart
Math Contest Administrative Assistant
(831) 466-5802

Sample Grade Tests & Solutions

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Virtual Math Festival Engages Students

On Saturday morning, May 9, 65 students and 20 adult volunteers chose to start their day off with math!

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2016 Santa Cruz County Math Contest

359 students in grades 5-8 poured onto the Aptos High School campus to engage in Mathematics.

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