Generic filters

Math Contest

County Wide Math Competition

Congratulations to our 2022 Winners!

For students and families that were unable to participate in the Awards Ceremony, your Certificates of Achievement and Medals will be sent to your schools shortly.

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 for your support to make this event possible.

The Awards Ceremony will be Monday, May 16, at the Santa Cruz County Office of Education Tech Center (400 Encinal Street, Santa Cruz CA 95060)

  • 5:00-5:40PM for Grades 5-6
  • 5:45- 6:15 for Grades 7-8

Medals will be awarded to students in the following categories:
  • Grade 5 Individual and Team Awards, first through third place
  • Grade 6 Individual and Team Awards, first through third place
  • Grade 7 Individual and Team Awards, first through third place
  • Grade 8 Individual and Team Awards, first through third place

All students on THIS LIST (alphabetical by first name) won at least one medal. Please attend the Awards Ceremony to find out what place a student earned. (also, please let Kevin Drinkard know if we’ve misspelled a name so we can correct it ASAP kdrinkard@santacruzcoe.org).

An updated list of awards that includes type of award, and place, by student, will be published here Tuesday, May 17. 

Certificates of participation will be sent to the schools of all 160 participants. For students who could not attend the ceremony, your medals will also be sent to your schools. 

Once again, congratulations to the students. We hope to see you at the awards ceremony, and good luck with your future math studies.

  • 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. This year, it occurred on Saturday May 7, 2022 from 8:45-11:00AM at Aptos High School (100 Mariner Way, Aptos CA 95003). 

Now in its 55th 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, 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 during an Awards Ceremony in the Tech Center at the COE on Monday, 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) 466.58

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

image of the santa cruz county office of education logo

Virtual Math Festival Engages Students

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

standing student and adult

2016 Santa Cruz County Math Contest

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

Generic filters