- Marmion Junior High Math Contest
- November 18th, 2017
- Marmion Academy
- 1000 Butterfield Road
- Aurora, IL 60502
- 9:00 - 12:00
- Consists of one or two 5-person teams
- Any grade level (5-8)
- No more than three 8th graders on each team
- Individual written portion
- 20 questions
- 30 minutes
- Calculators allowed
- Each problem will be worth 1 point.
- The top 4 scores for each team will be counted towards the final team score.
- 5-person team portion
- 20 questions
- 30 minutes
- NO CALCULATORS
- Each problem will be worth 3 points.
- The 5-person team score will be combined with the individual scores to form the final team score.
- Participating schools are divided into two divisions based on school size.
- <250 7th and 8th graders enrolled, then those schools will be in Division 1
- >250 7th and 8th graders enrolled, then those schools will be in Division 2.
- Awards
- First, second, and third place trophies will be awarded to the top three teams in each division.
- Medals will go to the top three 8th grade individual scores and the top two 7th grade individual scores in each division.
- Ribbons will be awarded to members of the 5-person teams with the top five scores in each division.
- There will be no ties; tie-breaker questions are included.
- Schedule
- 8:45 - 9:15 - Sign-in and welcoming in cafeteria
- 9:20 – 9:30 - Opening Ceremony - Lux Dining Hall
- 9:35 – 10:05 - Individual Written Contest - Yender Hall
- 10:20 – 10:50 - 5-Person Team Contest - Lux Dining Hall
- 11:00 – 11:45 - Refreshments - Lux Dining Hall
- 11:45 – 12:15 - Awards Ceremony - Alumni Gymnasium
- IMSA Junior High Math Contest
- Wednesday, March 14th, 2018
- IL Math and Science Academy
- 1500 Sullivan Road
- Aurora, IL 60506
- 8:00 - 2:30
- 7th and 8th grade levels
- Compete separately
- 6th graders allowed to participate
- Smaller schools compete in Division A.
- Larger schools compete in Division AA.
- Students have the opportunity to participate in three events:
- Individual
- Team
- Critical thinking
- Rules
- Each school may bring a maximum of 20 students to compete in the JHMC.
- Each student is allowed to use a calculator that is acceptable for use on the SAT.
- Students should bring a calculator and writing utensils; all other materials will be provided.
- Students may participate at either their own grade level or one above it.
- Students may participate at different levels in different events.
- Students below seventh grade may participate in any event.
- Individual Competition
- Both the seventh and eighth grade levels
- Consists of 20 questions
- 40 minutes
- Up to 8 contestants
- 2 alternates at each grade level
- Students may not compete at more than one level
- 7th grade competition includes:
- Arithmetic
- Simple introductory algebra
- Basic geometry
- 8th grade competition includes:
- 7th grade topics
- Algebra (more complex)
- Geometry (introductory)
- Each correct answer is worth 3 points, for a total of 60 points.
- A school’s total for this event is the sum of the top four contestants’ scores.
- Awards
- Given to the top 3 individuals
- Given to top 3 schools at each grade level in each division
- Alternates are eligible for individual awards.
- Team Competition
- Both 7th and 8th grade level
- Consists of 20 questions
- 40 minutes
- 4-person teams
- Each school may enter up to 2 four-person teams at each grade level
- Students may not compete at more than one level.
- Each team will work collaboratively to answer the questions and may submit a single answer sheet for the team competition.
- Same content covered as individual competition
- Each correct answer is worth 6 points, for a maximum possible score of 120 points.
- A school’s total for this event is the sum of the two team scores.
- Awards will be given to the top 3 teams and top 3 schools at each grade level in each division.
- Creative Thinking Competition
- 5 staggered questions
- 25 minutes
- Up to 8 two-person teams per school
- 2 two-person alternate teams
- At least 1 seventh grader
- Questions are based on an extension of a normal curriculum
- Logic puzzles
- Tangrams
- Constructions
- Magic squares
- Pattern recognition
- Manipulation of numbers
- 5 questions, one at a time
- Timing will begin when teams receive their first question.
- Maximum of 5 minutes to complete the first question
- After 5 minutes, the first question will be collected and the second will be distributed.
- After 10 minutes the second will be collected and the third distributed; and so on.
- Teams may, if they finish a question before the 5 minutes are up, move on and use their extra time on the subsequent questions.
- Each correct answer on the creative thinking competition is worth 12 points, for a maximum possible score of 60 points.
- Partial credit may be given.
- Ties will be broken by total time taken.
- A school’s total for this event is the sum of the top four pairs’ scores.
- Awards will be given to the top 3 pairs and top 3 schools in each division for the individual competition.
- Alternate pairs are eligible for team awards.
- Appeals
- If, during a competition, a question seems ambiguous, the student should use his or her best judgment to answer the question.
- After each competition ends, the answer sheets will be collected, and the correct answers will be posted.
- Coaches will be given 30 minutes after each contest to submit formal, written protests to the grading room.
- All decisions by the judges and graders are final.
- Speed Round
- A fast-paced, buzzer lock-out style competition will be held after lunch and before the awards ceremony.
- Schools will elect one participant to compete; results will not be included in a school’s total score.
- Awards
- In addition to the awards listed above, awards given to the 3 schools with the highest cumulative score.
- A school’s cumulative score is the sum of the scores of the:
- top four seventh grade individuals (240 pts max)
- top four eighth grade individuals (240 pts max)
- seventh grade teams (240 pts max)
- eighth grade teams (240 pts max)
- top four creative thinking pairs (240 pts max), for a maximum of 1200 points
- Lunch
- Students typically eat from IMSA’s meal provider, Sodexho, for $2 per student.
- Lunch forms will be mailed out in January.
- Students may also bring packed lunches from home.
- Ordering out is not permitted.
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