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FAQ

Can my mathlete do the test on their own?

Yes. 

Can we have more than 6 team members?

Sorry, no.

Can we have team members from different schools?

Yes.

Can a team sign up for a level that doesn't match their grade?

Yes. For example, if you have a 4th grade team that is new to competitions and problem solving, it's no problem for them to sign up for level 1. Similarly, some 7th grade teams might feel level 2 is a better fit (frankly, most high school teams would find level 3 challenging!). 

You can use the
sample problems to get a feel for the approximate level of difficulty. 

Can teams participate in more than one level?

Yes. My suggestion: pick the lower level first, then work your way upward.

Why did you extend the time window (in Fall it was 90 minutes)?

To give students time to enter their team data and do more problem solving. 

Are we allowed to print the questions for our mathlete?

Absolutely. Just make sure you hide them until right before they start the test!

What role should parents play?

On balance, tech support and moral support. Try to resist the temptation to help with problem solving. If you want to get in there, save that for Picture Perfect.

Why don't you capture all the team data when people first sign up?

Things happen last minute (all the more so these days). Students may join a team late. Others may forget to show up, or have a last minute conflict. Captains may have tech issues. Team names change.  The goal is to maximize flexibility and take an accurate snapshot of the team when they actually take the test. 



 

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