Competition        
Grade 2-5 Grade 4-8 Grade 6-8 Grade 6-12 Grade
Format
  • Offline: Paper-Pencil
  • Contest (Individual – Written): 20 questions in 45 minutes
    • National Honor Roll: Top 10% of Participants
    • Team Winner Medal: Highest scorer among each team
    • Team Achievement Plaque: Top 10% of Teams
  • Offline: MOEMS will be held with paper and pencil.
  • 5 (Five) olympiads will be held, each during a month, from November to March every year.
  • Each olympiad consists of 5 (five) problems, and is limited to 30 (thirty) minutes.
  • All students must take the contest at the same time and in the same location.
  • 4 Rounds (about 3 hours):
    • Sprint round (Individual – Written): 30 questions in 40 minutes
    • Target round (Individual – Written): 8 questions  (6 minutes for every 2 questions)
    • Team round (Team – Written): 10 questions in 20 minutes
    • Countdown round (Pair – Oral): Top 25% Students Compete. 3 Questions to decide a winner who gets most questions first.
  • AMC 8:
    • Standalone Test
    • Does not lead to AMIE
  • AMC 10:
    • Top 2.5% are invited for American Invitational Mathematics Exam (AIME)
    • Top  230 Students in USA based on 10*AIME and AMC 10 scores are invited to US Junior Mathematics Olympiad
  • AMC 12:
    • Top 5% are invited for AIME
    • Top  270 Students in USA based on 12*AIME and AMC 12 scores are invited to US Mathematics Olympiad
FAQ
  • Who is eligible to participate?
    • Grades: 2-8 (more popular for grades 2-5, as 6-8 can participate in Math Counts & AMC)
  • Registration & Administration:
    • 6-30 Students per School/Sandbox
    • School / Sandbox
  • Schedule:
    • Semi-annual Contest:
      • November 2017
      • April 2018
  • How popular is this Competition?
    • Approximately 100,000 participate annually
  • Who is eligible to participate?
    • Division E is indended for Grades 4–6, but can accept younger students if appropriate. Division E does not accept Grades 7 or above.
    • Division M is indended for Grades 6–8, but can accept younger students if appropriate. Division M does not accept Grades 9 or above.
    • The two divisions use different problem sets.
  • Registration & Administration:
    • Each team has up to 35 (thirty-five) students.
    • Each team has to be all in Division E or all in Division M.
    • A school or institute can have more than one team.
    • Students who are attending a school who holds MOEMS contests should attend at school.
    • Students who are attending a school who does not hold MOEMS contests can attend at Sandbox.
  • How popular is this Competition?
    • Hundreds of thousands of students participate annually in MOEMS events.
  • Who is eligible to participate?
    • Grades: 6-7-8
  • Registration & Administration:
    • Done by School
    • School shortlists 4 students to represent school team
    • Starting August 2017
  • Schedule:
    • School Competitions: December 2017 to January 2018
    • Chapter Competitions: February 2018
    • State Competitions: March 2018
    • National Competitions: May 2018
  • How popular is this Competition?
    • Approximately 250,000 participate annually
  • Who is eligible to participate?
    • No lower limit on age/grade
    • Upper limits are defined by the competition a Student participates in. For example, AMC 10 is open to all students up to 10th grade
  • Registration & Administration:
    • Done by School, through October 2017
  • Schedule:
    • AMC 8: 14 November 2017
    • AMC 10: 7 or 15 February 2018
    • AMC 12: 7 or 15 February 2018
  • How popular is this Competition?
    • Approximately 300,000 participate annually
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Competition Date  
05 Apr 2018
  • 8 & 9 Dec 2017
  • 12 & 13 Jan 2018
  • 9 & 10 Feb 2018
  • 9 & 10 Mar 2018
  • 13 & 14 Apr 2018
  • AMC 8: 14 Nov 2018
  • AMC 10: 7-15 Feb 2018
  • AMC 12: 7-15 Feb 2018
  • mid-Jan 2018 (School)

Benefits

  • Competitive Spirit

  • Collaborative Problem Solving

  • Deepen interest & understanding of math

  • Pursue Math/Science Careers

  • Hang out with like-minded friends

How mathC can help

  • Mindset:
    • Growth mindset
  • Mathematics:
    • Guidance in higher mathematics
    • Interactive, tangible models to understand concepts & interconnections
  • Test Prep:
    • Practice Questions
    • Mock Tests

How it works

  1. Choose a Competition
  2. Group of Students meet with mentor twice a week for 90 minutes (designated timeslots)
    • Emphasis on:
      • Mindset
      • Models
      • Practice & Test Skills
  3. $199/month/student for the Duration of Competition Preparation
  4. Competition Registration & Travel expenses paid by School/Student
  5. Competition Administration is done by School/Organizers

Fee

NOTE: You may pause the membership during summer breaks / other vacations as desired. You will only be charged for the time you attend.

Student may attend two days per week
PRIMARY DAY:
Saturday OR Monday, when the instructor would lead the class, and teach them concepts.
SECONDARY DAY (OPTIONAL): Students learn to solve problems in groups, play math games, compete informally as individuals and as teams

Sign Up Here

Step 1: Register


Step 2: Payment

The (typically) 16 digits on the front of your credit card.
The 3 digit (back) or 4 digit (front) value on your card.
The month your credit card expires, typically on the front of the card.
The year your credit card expires, typically on the front of the card.

We accept:
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Agreement, Waiver & Release: It is my responsibility as parent / legal guardian to ensure that the child arrives at and is promptly picked up from the class. Sandbox does not assume liability. By participating in or by authorizing participation in this enrichment program in any way whatsoever, I hereby release and hold Sandbox harmless from all liability. I give Sandbox permission to use recordings, which may include pictures, video, audio and text for promotional purposes. Sandbox is not affiliated with any school/ community center/ district.

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