Math Contest

County Wide Math Competition

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 Math Contest provides students with both a team competition and an individual competitionstudents are required to participate in both.

The team competition requires students work together in grade-alike groups of 3-5 students, using problem-solving strategies, showing their work and providing clear and detailed explanations. The individual test for all grade levels uses a free response format.

All participating schools must appoint a LEAD TEACHER who will register students and coordinate teacher/parent proctors who help the day of the contest. The LEAD TEACHER also serves as a grader on the day of the contest. 

Registration information coming the week of April 10!

Award medals will be given for the top 3 individual students in each grade, and the top 3 teams in each grade. 

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 Tuesday, May 16 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

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