Online Math Is Cool Contest – Grade 4 – Mar. 30, 2022

Academics Are Cool is offering the Math Is Cool contest as both an online and in-person event.  The online format is being run in a format as close to the in-person contests as possible, with the standard six events.

Adaptations for the online format include the following:

Sample Test

As a warm-up and example to practice the process for written tests, a Sample Test is provided here.

  1. When instructed to begin, you will open the Sample Test answer sheet.  For practice, you may open this answer sheet now.  Fill in your Participant ID and first/last name, then proceed to answer the questions.
  2. When the answer sheet is completed, press 'Submit' to record your answers.

Contest Overview and Schedule

We will conduct the six contest events in the standard order, per the schedule outlined below.  Mental Math and Individual tests must be completed by the student themselves, with no outside help.  The Multiple Choice, Team Test, Triple Jump, and College Bowl are team events, for which you can use any convenient method (phone, text, Skype, Zoom, etc.) to communicate with the other students on your team of four.  Only the first submission by any team member will count as the team answer sheet for the contest, so be sure to coordinate with your team-of-four teammates.  Be sure you have everything ready before the 3:30 pm starting time, including internet access (for this website and the Zoom webinar), pencil, scratch paper, etc.—but calculators or other aides are not allowed.

Participants should have received the webinar meeting link, participant ID, and team-of-four assignment from your coach.  If a coach has forgotten the meeting link or participant IDs, contact us for help prior to 3:20 pm.  Include your name and school in the request.  If a participant is uncertain about their participant ID, math class, or team/grade level, they can confirm that information with their coach or by checking the participant list when it becomes available.  If there are any issues with participant information, coaches can e-mail the Webinar Manager after the contest, but by 8:00 pm, including the issue description, participant ID, student name, and school.

3:10 pm  All participant changes must be entered by coaches.

3:15 pm  Final participant list is available for reference.

3:30 pm  Welcome Remarks

3:50 - 4:10 pm  Mental Math

4:10 - 4:45 pm  Individual Test

4:55 - 5:10 pm  Multiple Choice

5:20 - 5:35 pm  Team Test

5:50 - 6:05 pm  Triple Jump

6:10 - 6:50 pm  College Bowl

6:55 pm - midnight  Dispute Submittal Opportunity

You may provide feedback on your online contest experience to the Webinar Manager.