No Calculators may be used on any of the tests. The calculations required are not too difficult. In the case of pi, used in the circumference and area of circles, students must leave their answer in terms of pi. For instance, the area of a circle with radius 5 would be 25pi. All non-integer answers should be expressed as fractions in lowest terms unless the problem specifies a different form. For example, (1/2) + (3/4) would be written (5/4) and not (1 1/4).
Now the tests...
Mental Test (15 min) - There are thirty questions to be done "mentally." Students may not do any written work and only their final answers may be written. Any erasures or crossouts will result in the answer being marked wrong. Each problem is worth 1 point. The top three scores from each team will count toward the team score, so the maximum team score is 90 points.
Individual Test (30 min) - There will be a 30 question individual test. Each question is multiple choice and will be scored as 4 points for a correct answer, 1 point for a blank answer and no points for an incorrect answer. There are then 120 points maximum. The mental math and individual test scores will be added to determine Individual awards for a maximum 150 points for the individual. In case a tie break is needed, the student with the highest score on the last 15 problems of the Individual test will win. Any area of math could be on this test.
Team Medley Relay (24 min) - There are 4 topics in this test, each with 8 questions. The topics are: Number Sense, Algebraic Sense, Geometric Sense and Probability/Statistics. Each team member will start with a topic. Every six minutes, students will rotate their papers to another team member. Therefore, after 24 minutes, each team member will spend six minutes on each topic. At the end of the 4th round, the papers are collected. Teams with three members will require that two tests will be moved together. Each correct answer is worth 5 points towards the team score for a total test value of 160 points.
Team Test (20 min) - There are twenty questions on this team test. Each question is multiple choice and will be scored as 4 points for a correct answer, 1 point for a blank answer and no points for an incorrect answer. The score will be multiplied by 3 to make this test worth a maximum of 240 points towards the team score.
School Awards will be given based on the total of the highest team (of 4) score in each of the Mental Math, Relay and Team Tests. The maximum is 90 + 160 + 240 = 490 points. Ties will be broken first by using the Team Test score then the Relay score.
Mystery Test (25 min) - There are 20 questions on this fun test for the students to take while the Individual and Team awards are being prepared. Each question is multiple choice and will be scored as 4 points for a correct answer and 1 point for a blank. The scores will not count towards the school awards but winners will be given a prize.
Here are the tests from the last few years. They are in Adobe Acrobat form. You will need that reader installed in order to read them.
Fifth Grade 2003: Tests and Answers
Fifth Grade 2005: Test/Ans
Sixth Grade 2006: Test/Ans
Fifth Grade 2006: Test/Ans
Sixth Grade 2007: Test/Ans
Fifth Grade 2007: Test/Ans
Sixth Grade 2008: Test/Ans
Fifth Grade 2008: Test/Ans
Sixth Grade 2009: Test/Ans
Fifth Grade 2009: Test/Ans
2010 Fifth/Sixth Grade: Test/Ans