The Continental Mathematics League has been offering K-12 competitions
in math and other subjects for over thirty five years.
This year CML is offering for the third time a computer science
contest for elementary school students in grades 3-5 and, for the first time, a contest for middle school students in grades 6-8.
The constest consists of three "meets," six questions for 30 minutes in each meet.
All the questions are "unplugged": no computers are needed.
No coding experience is assumed.
The contest is designed to also be a learning experience.
See the questions from the previous contests here:
The contest is a team as well as an individual competition.
A team is expected to have at least six students and can have as many students as you wish
(even the whole school).
The contest questions are the same for grades 3-5; a different set of questions for grades 6-8.
Feel free to mix students from different grades on a team for the same contest,
but CML anticipates that each student will participate at or above his/her present grade level.
You administer the meet on the designated day or the closest possible day:
| ||Grades 3-5||Grades 6-8|
|Meet 1||January 12, 2017||January 26, 2017|
|Meet 2||February 9, 2017||February 16, 2017|
|Meet 3||March 2, 2017||March 16, 2017|
You will download the questions for all three meets from the CML web site, ahead of the start date.
Students work independently for 30 minutes.
You proctor and score the meet using the answer key and solutions provided (honor system).
For the top six scores in a team, you report student names and scores to CML.
The top six students may vary from meet to meet.
At the end of the competition you will receive an informative report,
including the state and national results.
Reward five of your team members with an official certificate
and two top students with a medal of recognition.