Math Contest

The 57th Annual County Wide Math Competition

Saturday May 4, 2024:  8:45-11:00, Aptos High School

Who Can Participate?

  • Students enrolled in Santa Cruz County public and private schools, grades 5 through 8 are welcome to participate. The contest is designed to be a challenging and positive experience for interested students.

How Can Students Participate?

  • Identify a Lead Teacher at your school to sign you up
  • Team Contest: 3 to 5 students in the same grade working on mathematically rich problems
  • Individual Contest: each student works individually on problems

All participating schools MUST:

  • Appoint a LEAD TEACHER who will register students and coordinate teacher/parent proctors who help the day of the contest. LEAD TEACHER must also serve as Reader/Grader on the day of the contest.

Prizes will be awarded Tuesday evening, May 14, for:

  • Teams: 1st, 2nd and 3rd for each grade-level
  • Individuals: 1st, 2nd and 3rd for each grade-level


We had 150 students, grades 5-8, representing 40 teams across Santa Cruz County, compete on Saturday, May 6, at Aptos High School. All participating students received an award for participating. The top 3 finishers in each category took home a medal. In all, 54 students won a medal.

Special thanks to all the parent and teacher volunteers who helped make the event go smoothly.

For more information, please contact Laurie Stewart, Math Contest Administrative Assistant, (831) 466.580

Angela Meeker
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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