Spirit of Math and Stanford SMILE present

The 21st Annual International Math Contest

Spirit of Math and Stanford SMILE are pleased to announce the 21st Annual International Math Contest to be held globally on February 28, 2020. Open to grades 1 to 6, this contest will be written by students worldwide with the intent to test their skills, develop self-confidence, and experience the joy of math.

The contest is being offered as a global event during school hours around the world on February 28, 2020
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This contest is a tremendous opportunity for students who are passionate about mathematics to compete with like-minded peers. We invite you to host the SoM Contest at your school(s), and value your support for encouraging registrations in this exciting and very challenging event. As an added benefit, we will be sharing our free online teacher training videos to assist your faculty in preparing students for this contest.

Students who enter this contest will receive a certificate of participation from Spirit of Math and Stanford Smile, and have the opportunity to place on the Spirit of Math International Contest Honour Roll which will also be published on the Stanford SMILE website. First place medals will be awarded for each grade and a Certificate of Distinction will be awarded to all students who achieve Honour Roll status.


Please Note:
The Math Contest can only be registered for, by The Spirit Of Math Partners and Schools.

Registration Ends on
January 31, 2020

Contest is on February 28, 2020

Stanford SMILE

SMILE.Stanford.edu (SMILE Global), a micro cloud based educational SaaS platform, dedicated to transforming SMILE (Stanford Mobile Inquiry-based Learning Environment) pedagogy invented by Stanford University worldwide to lead education innovation and implementation through offering customized pedagogy, software, content, curriculum, teacher training and learning.

Honour Roll and Perfect Score students will be recognized on the Stanford SMILE website.

Contest Details

Please follow these steps to register your students

#1 Register Your School

The registration process is simple!

  1. Go to “Your Account” (located in the top menu of every page)
  2. Enter your email address in the “Register” box and click Register.

That’s it!

Your email address has now been added to the Spirit of Math Contest system. You will receive an email with further instructions to confirm and activate your account.

#2 Complete Your Online Profile

Before you can place an order for the enrolment of the students, you must fill out the details about your school in Your Account including –

  1. Set a new password for your account
  2. Billing Address
  3. Campus Details

#3 Enrol Students

Once your profile is complete, you can click the “Register Now” button (located in the top menu at every page).

This will take you to the main contest page.
On the page –

  1. Type the number of students you want to enrol
  2. Click Book Ticket

#4 Shopping Cart

Once you have added the number of students you want to enrol for, you will be taken to your Shopping Cart.
Here, you choose from the following options to –

  1. Change the number of students you want to enrol.
    Important:
    Do not forget to click “Update Cart” if you update the number of students.
  2. Apply any coupon code you may have to avail special discounts.

Once you are done, click “Proceed to Checkout”

#5 Student Information & Payment

This is the last step before your order is completed.

Here you must provide the student information for every participant.

Finally, click “Place Order” and make the payment using one of the available payment modes.

Once your payment is approved, you will receive a confirmation email and each student will receive a PDF ticket to the contest.

#6 Stanford SMILE Registration (Automatic)

This step is important because the contest is held on the Stanford SMILE platform.

You will receive an email to confirm your registration into the Stanford SMILE platform.

Student e-mails are required during registration to ensure your students receive the proper recognition through the Stanford SMILE website.

Rules & Overview of the contest

This annual contest is held globally. Each member of the Spirit of Math Contest Committee is in charge of creating, writing and reviewing the contest every year. Part of our mission is to ensure the contest meets global standards and to expose students to questions from different parts of the world.

It is the responsibility of the school to mark the contest papers by using the Spirit of Math Answer Scanning App, or using the Stanford SMILE platform online.

GRADES 1 & 2

The contest is composed of 20 questions.

Contest rules:

  1. The contestants will have 30 minutes to write the contest.
  2. The contest is multiple-choice with four choices for each question.
  3. Each question answered correctly is worth one mark, and the sum of the correct answers is the score.
  4. Marks are not taken off for wrong answers.
  5. No calculators or other counting tools are allowed.

GRADES 3 & 4

The contest is composed of 30 questions.

Contest rules:

  1. The contestants will have 45 minutes to write the contest.
  2. The contest is multiple-choice with four choices for each question.
  3. Each question answered correctly is worth one mark, and the sum of the correct answers is the score.
  4. Marks are not taken off for wrong answers.
  5. No calculators or other counting tools are allowed.

GRADES 5 & 6

The contest is composed of 40 questions.

Contest rules:

  1. The contestants will have 60 minutes to write the contest.
  2. The contest is multiple-choice with four choices for each question.
  3. Each question answered correctly is worth one mark, and the sum of the correct answers is the score.
  4. Marks are not taken off for wrong answers.
  5. No calculators or other counting tools are allowed.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the contest?

The contest is 30 minutes long for grades 1 and 2, 45 minutes long for grades 3 and 4, and 60 minutes for grades 5 and 6

Who can participate?

The Spirit of Math International Contest is open to students in Grades 1 to 6 whether or not they are registered at Spirit of Math. If your child is registered at Spirit of Math, the contest will take place during week 24, and the fee is included in your registration fee.

How can my child prepare for the contest?

Practice will allow your child to compete to the best of their ability. Please use our online resources to help your child be fully prepared for the Spirit of Math International Contest.

What is you privacy policy?

Please click here to access our privacy policy.

Can I cancel my child registrations for the contest?

You can cancel your child registration.

However, please note that refunds will not be provided for any cancellation.

Can I transfer my child to a different contest location?

Please put a request with your school to communicate with Spirit of Math Contest.

Why do you need an e-mail for my student?

This e-mail address will be used as the unique identifier for you student.

This unique identifier is important because it allows them to be properly represented on the Stanford SMILE and Spirit of Math websites, and it allows your student to be registered into the Stanford SMILE platform for free.

What will I need to register my students?

You will need the following information to complete registration for your students:

First Name
Last Name
Age
Grade
Gender
Unique e-mail address

About the Contest

In its 21st year, the Spirit of Math International Contest is presented by Spirit of Math®, the global leader in math enrichment for high-performing students and teacher training for over 30 years, in collaboration with SMILE, developed by Stanford University, one of the most prestigious educational institutions in the world.

With more than 30 years of success and over 10,000 students enrolled in over 40 campuses across Canada, USA, and Pakistan, Spirit of Math® is changing the equation for math minds around the world. From our after-school classes, contests and camps, to our expanding series of math workbooks and training for educators, Spirit of Math is influencing the way math is viewed and taught globally.
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Since 1992, our students have been consistently placed on national and international mathematics honour rolls, and our alumni have obtained scholarships from some of the world’s top universities.

Held globally, the Spirit of Math® International Contest gives students from grades 1 to 6 the opportunity to prepare, apply, and showcase their knowledge on the global stage. The contest provides an opportunity for students to have fun and to develop their mathematical problem-solving abilities.

 

Know More about Spirit of Math

Held for the first time in 1999, the Spirit of Math Contest was initially offered to grades 1 through 4 Spirit of Math students only.

Since 1999, Spirit of Math has tested the abilities of children globally, through a series of problem solving questions, giving them the chance to put their skills on display, take home a medal, and get their name listed on the Spirit of Math National Honour Roll!

With an increasing number of students participating each year, Spirit of Math students earned 1,550 placements on national and international math competition Honour Rolls for 2015.

In 2018, the contest was opened to non-Spirit of Math students from all over Canada and Pakistan. Amongst all the grades 1 to 4 students that wrote the contest, more than 2,500 students earned placements on the Honour Roll.

In 2019, the 20th Annual Spirit of Math International Contest was written by students in Canada, Pakistan and USA.

Let’s bring the brightest minds together and let them shine all around the world.

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