Math Contests

North Suburban Math League
Team event - up to 41 students. 5 problems per grade level, plus oral contest
5 weeknight meets per year

ICTM State Math Contest
Team or individuals. Several different events at all grade levels
2 Saturdays - regional in late February, State in late April or early May

American Mathematics Competitions (AMC)
Individuals - 25 question multiple-choice exam. 2 levels
70 minute exam. Later rounds require more time for those who qualify.

Chicago ARML Teams
Individuals tryout for teams. Teams compete in 4 different events. (For more advanced students)
Tryouts - 1 weeknight. Practices - 4 weeknights. Contest - one weekend

ARML Power and ARML Local
Info at
Team events. Power involves written solutions and proofs to themed question (For more advanced students)
Power - 2 1-hour contests during year. Local - one Saturday contest.

Mandelbrot Contests
Historical. The competition was permanently discontinued in 2019.

Illinois Math League
Individual contests. 6 problems per test.
6 short tests throughout the year.

American Scholastic Math Association
Individual contests. Similar to Illinois Math League.
6 short tests throughout the year.

Purple Comet online math contest
Teams of 4 students solve 25 problems.
One 90-minute test in the spring

Mathematical Contest in Modeling
Teams of 4 students create mathematical model for real-world problems. (For more advanced students.)

USA Mathematical Talent Search
Individual problem sets (For more advanced students)
For students to register and do on their own

MathWorks Math Modeling Challenge A modeling contest for high school juniors and seniors.

National Assessments and Testing
(Apparently defunct.) Various team and individual contests.
Format: 4 hour-long contests, 1 week-long collaborative effort.