Texas Mathworks offers an exciting experience in math exploration! The Mathworks Math Contest (MMC):
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Who can participate in the Contest? We recommend the test be given to students who are highly motivated and interested in mathematics. Students currently in 6th-8th grades are recommended to participate in the Contest.
How do I participate? The test is sent to all middle school Math Coordinators and Teachers in the state of Texas on October 30th. In 2011, we sent the test to over 1,000 middle school teachers. We set October 31st as the date for the test to be given and ask that the test be returned to us to be graded by November 7th. Contact us at email@example.com if your school did not receive a copy of the test.
Who should proctor the test? We ask that the Math Coordinator or a Math Teacher proctor the Contest for interested students. The students are given 120 minutes and the test has 15 problems. Calculators are not allowed. Students should show all their work to reflect how they obtained each answer. Partial credit will be given even if you do not obtain an answer.
How are results on the Contest used? The test scores are used to identify highly motivated and interested students. Top-scorers in the MMC are invited to apply to the residential Junior Summer Math Camp program, a presitgious two-week summer math program held on the Texas State University campus. In addition, results in the MMC are used to help select the Mathworks team that competes in the international Primary Math World Contest.
What is a good way to practice? You may look over past tests from the MMC here! Note: we used to call it the Qualifying Test.
Po Leung Kuk is a renowned welfare organization and school-sponsoring body in Hong Kong. It runs various types of schools including 24 kindergartens, 29 primary schools, 5 special schools, 15 secondary schools and 1 sixth-form college. Each year, Po Leung Kuk sponsors the Primary Mathematics World Contest (PMWC) in Hong Kong that attracts participants from around the world.
The PMWC aims to:
Mathworks' 2008 PMWC team was featured in a Social Studies write up by Pearson Publishing Company. In this write up, Journey to Hong Kong, the students shared their explorations of Hong Kong before their big day of competition! Check out their story here!
Through the Mathworks Math Contest, we will select four students to represent the Texas Mathworks team during the PMWC in Hong Kong. Team members must meet the following requirements:
1. Must be age 13 or under as of September 1 of the year of the PMWC competition and be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
2. Must not be enrolled in a secondary institute (high school) or its equivalent.
3. Must be accepted to and attend the JSMC Residential program in preparation for the trip to Hong Kong. The camp is held at Texas State University - San Marcos for two weeks in June in preparation for the July competition.
|Mathworks PMWC Team Results|
|2012||Tied for first in team contest, and 3rd place non-Asian team||Vivian Liu, Gina Chen, Stephen Price, Daniel Whatley|
|2011||Po Leung Kuk Cup, top non-Asian team||Sunny Tian, Lilian Zhan, Lazar Ilic, Alex Yang|
|2010||3rd Place non-Asian team||Vincent Liu, Michael Ma, Alexander Whatley, Victor Zhou|
|2009||Contest cancelled due to H1N1 flu concerns||Athena Chen, Steven Chen, Leslie Tu, Lawrence Wu|
|2008||PMWC Overall Champions, tied with five other teams and Po Leung Kuk Cup, top non-Asian team||Alexandra Ilic, Enoch Tsai, Bobby Shen, Lilly Shen|
|2007||Po Leung Kuk Cup, top non-Asian team||Alexandra Ilic, Catherine Liu, Bobby Shen, Kevin Tian|
|2006||Po Leung Kuk Cup, top non-Asian team||Jeffrey Chan, Kevin Chen, Millie Shi, Sallyann Zhou|
|2005||Contest canceled due to Avian flu concerns||N/A|
|2004||Po Leung Kuk Cup, top non-Asian team||Jeffrey Chen, Kaitlin McClymont, Elizabeth Tsai, Mark Zhang|
|2003||Po Leung Kuk Cup, top non-Asian team||Stephanie Chan, Jeffrey Chen, Pranay Kothari, Eileen Martin|
|2002||Po Leung Kuk Cup, top non-Asian team||Katy Gonzales, Anna Malagon, Edward Schmerling, Samson Zhou|
|2001||Two Runner-Up Trophies||Alyssa Ibarra, Robert MacNguyen, Jennifer Schmerling, Yan Zou|