Third Annual

Continental Mathematics League Computer Science Contest

for Grades 3-5

(and First for Grades 6-8)

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.
     O   The constest consists of three "meets," six questions for 30 minutes in each meet.
     O   All the questions are "unplugged": no computers are needed.
     O   No coding experience is assumed.
     O   The contest is designed to also be a learning experience.
     O   See the questions from the previous contests here:  O   The contest is a team as well as an individual competition.
     O   A team is expected to have at least six students and can have as many students as you wish
          (even the whole school).
     O   The contest questions are the same for grades 3-5; a different set of questions for grades 6-8.
     O   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.
     O   You administer the meet on the designated day or the closest possible day:

         Grades 3-5Grades 6-8
      Meet 1January 12, 2017January 26, 2017
      Meet 2February 9, 2017February 16, 2017
      Meet 3March 2, 2017March 16, 2017

     O   You will download the questions for all three meets from the CML web site, ahead of the start date.
     O   Students work independently for 30 minutes.
     O   You proctor and score the meet using the answer key and solutions provided (honor system).
     O   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.
     O   At the end of the competition you will receive an informative report,
          including the state and national results.
     O   Reward five of your team members with an official certificate
          and two top students with a medal of recognition.