The Rocket City Math League is a free, international, math contest that is open to all
middle, high school, and two-year college students enrolled in Pre-Algebra through Precalculus
and above math courses.
This competition is completely FREE due to a generous grant from Mu Alpha Theta.
General information about the Rocket City Math League:
- There are three 45-minute tests for each division, each consisting of 10 questions.
- Back by popular demand will be the Interschool Test in November. Teams of students will work on a 15 question test for
30 minutes using a single answer sheet. Teams will compete at 2 levels. Any team with any
member in 10th grade or above competes in Division A. Everyone else competes in Division B.
No school can compete in both divisions.
To compete on the Discovery level, students may be currently enrolled in any mathematics course.
For all other levels, students must be currently enrolled in or have completed the mathematics course
at that level and cannot be enrolled in or have completed a higher level mathematics course. In order
to be eligible for awards, students may compete in only one level:
- Explorer Division - Pre-Algebra students (or any student who has not yet entered Algebra I.
Test content, however, will be at an advanced Pre-Algebra level)
- Mercury Division - Algebra I students
- Gemini Division - Geometry students
- Apollo Division - Algebra II students
- Discovery Division - All students who are currently enrolled in Pre-Calculus or
who have completed Pre-Calculus, including all Calculus students
Two-year college students wishing to compete in the Rocket City Math League would compete in
the following levels:
- Explorer Division - Pre-Algebra students (or any student who has not yet entered Beginning Algebra)
- Mercury Division - Beginning Algebra students
- Gemini Division - Geometry students
- Apollo Division - Intermediate Algebra students
- Discovery Division - College Algebra/Trig students, students in Calculus and above
Two-year college students may compete in the level they fall in during the fall semester for the
whole year, but may also start in the higher level if they feel confident in their abilities.
Once a student has started a level, they must stay at that level for the whole contest. If enough
two-year colleges compete, there will be separate prizes for college students. If there are not enough
two-year teams in the Interschool Test, two-year teams will be in Division A.
Testing dates for the 2013-2014 competition will be:
- Interschool Test: Oct 21 – Nov 1, 2013
- Round One: Jan 13–24, 2014
- Round Two: Feb 10–21, 2014
- Round Three: March 10–21, 2014
Tests are allowed to be administered on any one day during the testing period,
as determined by the sponsor.
Team scores are calculated by adding the top five scores of all
students in the same division and enrolled in the same school.
The top 25 students in each level will win a trophy and the top 10 schools
in each level will win a plaque. Mu Alpha Theta will provide other prizes, as well, including
copies of Mathematica Software and TI Graphing Calculators.
All materials related to the Rocket City Math League, including test, solutions,
and RCML guidelines, are emailed to each school or made available online, where the team sponsor
can make copies and administer the tests during the periods designated above.
How can I register for the 2013-2014 RCML contest?
Registration for the Rocket City Math League can be done through its website
www.rocketcitymath.org. All
teams or individuals who participate in the Rocket City Math League will
need a sponsor, such as a math team coach or a math teacher, who will
register for the contest, proctor the tests, and input the scores online.
Copies of last year's tests and sample tests can also be found on the
RCML website.
REMEMBER! THE CONTEST IS ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, feel free to contact
us at rcmlstaff@gmail.com