# Contests

As part of the math team class, students participate in a number of contests.

## In-Class Contests

### NYML

The New York Math League (NYML) is designed for grades 9-12. Our math team students in Grades 9-11 take it during class. There are 6 rounds held throughout the year. Each round is 30 minutes long and has 6 questions. Students work independently on the questions. The school's team score for each round is the total of the 5 highest scores on that particular round. Awards are given to the top student in the state as well as the top school in the state.

### CML

Our 9th grade students participate in the Continental Math League's Pythagorean Division for 9th grade. There are 5 rounds held throughout the year. Each round is 30 minutes long and has 6 questions. Students work independently on the questions. The school's team score is the total of the 6 highest individual scores on that particular round. Awards are given to the top students in the league as well as the highest scoring school.

### NYCIML

Our students compete in three divisions of the New York City Interscholastic Math League (NYCIML). Our 9th grade students take part in the Soph-Frosh level, 10th and 11th grade students compete at the Junior Level, and 12th grade students compete in the Senior A level. Students work independently on the questions, but there are set teams for this contests of 5 students. Each team's score is the sum of the 5 members' scores. There are 3 rounds in the Fall Competition and 3 rounds in the Spring Competition. Each round has 6 questions, which are given to students two at a time. Students have 10 minutes to complete each pair of questions. Awards are given to the top 3 teams in the Fall, the top 3 teams in the spring, as well as the overall best individual for the entire year.

While they not held during class, students on the math team are required to participate in the American Mathematics Competition (AMC) 10A or 12A, depending on their grade level. They also have the option of taking the AMC 10B or AMC 12B as an additional opportunity to test their ability and to qualify for further competitions. The AMC examination is 75 minutes long and consists of 25 multiple choice questions. This competition is open to any interested students at Stuyvesant. Students who are not currently on the math team, but are interested in joining in the future should practice AMC problems and take the AMC exams, as those scores will help in determining their qualification for the math team.

### AIME

Students with high scores on the AMC 10 or AMC 12 are invited to take the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME). This contest is 3 hours long and has 15 questions. The answer to each question is an integer between 000 and 999. In 2022, we had 80 students qualify for this examination.

### USA(J)MO

Students who score exceptionally well on both the AMC and the AIME are invited to take the USA Mathematics Olympiad (USAMO) for students taking the AMC 12 and USA Junior Mathematics Olympiad (USAJMO) for students taking the AMC 10. In 2022, we had 4 qualifiers for the USAMO and 2 qualifiers for the USAJMO.

## Optional Contests

### Purple Comet

This contest is held after school for interested students. Students form into teams of up to 6 students. There is one 90-minute round where students collaborate as a team to solve 30 questions. Teams are ranked at the state and national level.

### Mandelbrot (discontinued)

We used to participate in the now discontinued Mandelbrot, which was an incredible source of creative problems. We continue to use the excellent problems from this competition as practice materials.

### Math Kangaroo USA

The math kangaroo will be held on March 16, 2023 at 3:45pm. Stuyvesant Students may follow the directions here to take it at Stuyvesant.