Mathathon

What is Mathathon?

Mathathon is a math challenge in which contestants solve math problems with varying levels of difficulty.

Math challenges will help in the development of the following skills among students

  • Self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Better problem-solving skills
  • An ability to set and tackle goals
  • The drive to challenge themselves and unlock their potential

Through classroom resources, and other math sources, Mathathon, a friendly competition, helps students by giving them a means to practice mathematics. The challenge positively impacts the analytical skills needed for future competitive exams and careers with mathematical orientation.

Mathathon FAQs

The 3 groups based on the grade level are as below.

  • Level 1: Students in grades 1, 2, 3
  • Level 2: Students in grades 4, 5
  • Level 3: Students in grades 6, 7, 8

Our competitions are meant to promote academic excellence and recognize students for their talent and hard work. During our competitions, there will be pictures and videos taken which may be posted on our website. Students are requested to turn in a photo / video release consent form at the time of onsite check-in on the day of the competition.

Students should bring pencils, pens, and erasers to the test. Calculators are not allowed during the competition.

You may either bring a printed or mobile copy of the registration ticket. During onsite check-in, photo / video consent form has to be submitted prior to the competition.

Parents will not be allowed in the room during the test. Parents are requested to pick up their children as soon as the students complete the test and attend the award ceremony after the test.

  • Self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Better problem-solving skills
  • An ability to set and tackle goals
  • The drive to challenge themselves and unlock their potential

Mathathon's questions will be tailored to the grade level and category of the students, with some extra challenging questions. The objective of this test/exam is to give students exposure to types of problems that they wouldn't normally encounter in a classroom setting.

Mathathon will be a written exam. There will be no oral sections.

The exam/test will consist of both multiple choice and short answer/word problem based questions.

Following are some sources that may be used for preparation.

For level 3 category (grades 6, 7, 8) the following sources may also be used for preparation.

Overall time for the test will be 60 minutes of which 15 minutes are allocated for seating and explanation of rules.

The schedule for Mathathon includes onsite check-in, seating of students, explanation of rules, followed by exam/test, evaluation of answers, and award ceremony.

The overall duration of 2.5 hours includes onsite check-in, seating of students, explanation of rules, exam, evaluation of answers, and award ceremony.

Sample tests from previous years are available on NSM Gurucool website at www.nsmgurucool.org and on WishWin website at www.wishwin.org

Soon after the test/exam, the answers will be evaluated and the winners will be announced during the award ceremony.

Mathathon Rules, Guidelines and Study Sources

Rules

The following rules are applicable for Mathathon Competition.

  • Mathathon consists of 3 levels. The 3 levels based on the grades are as below.
    • Level 1: Students in grades 1, 2, 3
    • Level 2: Students in grades 4, 5
    • Level 3: Students in grades 6, 7, 8
  • Mathathon for all levels consists of written round only. There is no oral round.
  • The written test will consist of 25 to 30 problems.
  • There will be totally 5 sections. Each section will have instructions and a brief description about the problem set under the section.
  • Exam duration will be 1 hour. The overall duration of 2 and half hours includes onsite check-in, seating of students, explanation of rules, evaluation of answers, and award ceremony.
  • The exam will consist of questions that are multiple choice and solution problems.
  • Contestants are expected to write clearly and legibly.
  • Contestants are expected to return the entire booklet after the test.
  • The score for each problem set will be indicated under each section.
  • There will be no negative marking.
Guidelines
  • The students are expected to arrive 30 minutes before the test for onsite check-in, seating of students, and explanation of rules.
  • Students are expected to write their names on all the sheets.
  • The contestant will be awarded points based on the score for each section, full points will be awarded for a correct answer and zero for an incorrect answer.
  • There will be NO negative points for any incorrect answer.
  • If students are not able to solve a problem, it is recommended to not spend too much time on the same question and revisit the problem after solving other problems.
  • After 30 minutes, the time will be announced, and students will be given a time check 10 minutes before close of exam.
  • If students finish early, it is recommended for students to review the answers.
  • The decision of the judges is final.

Note: Parents will not be allowed in the room during the test duration. Parents are requested to wait outside the exam room and pick up their children as soon as the exam is completed and attend the award ceremony after the grading is completed.

Sources

Following are some sources that may be used for preparation for level 1, and level 2.

For level 3 category (grades 6, 7, 8) the following sources may also be used for preparation.

Flyer- 2018

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Flyer- 2017

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Participants

Mathathon 2017 Level 1 Participants

Sl. No. Full name of student Grade
1 Aaditri Amrit 1
2 Aditya Vemuri 1
3 Advik Kishore 3
4 Ajay Aravanan 3
5 Akash Dravidam 3
6 Akshay Datta Kolluru 2
7 Allen John Sumesh 1
8 Anikait Takkar 2
9 Anirudh Hariharan 2
10 Arnav Bachu 1
11 Avika Dangar 2
12 Daya Saravanan 3
13 Ekagra Dwivedi 3
14 Harshad Karthikeyan 1
15 Krithik Senthil 1
16 Kritin Nori 3
17 Maya Sharma 3
18 Naina Takkar 1
19 Nidhi Vijayarahgavan 2
20 Nihal 2
21 Nikita Bhasin 3
22 nitya elaprolu 2
23 Nyasa Makam 2
24 Omkar Ankam 2
25 Panav V. Sud 3
26 rishab srivatsan 3
27 Rushil Damuluri 3
28 Sahana Iyer 3
29 Sandhya 3
30 Shruthika subramanian 3
31 Siddarth Pericherla 1
32 Siyona Vennam 3
33 Srinika Yenamaddi 1
34 Twesha Singh 2
35 Varshini Arun 3
36 VarunAditya Devireddy 2
37 Vivinsha Veduru 2
38 Gaurangi Saluja 1
39 Yashas Chandra Sai 2

Mathathon 2017 Level 2 Participants

Sl. No. Full name of student Grade
1 Adhit Pericherla 4
2 Aditya Choubey 5
3 Anahita Poongundran 5
4 Anish Dravidam 4
5 Aryan Bachu 4
6 Darsh Chauhan 4
7 Darshan Senthil kumar 5
8 Dhruv Ajmera 4
9 Lakshmi Vemula 5
10 Meher Jammalamadaka 5
11 Nathan Nalla 5
12 Sahana Naharaajan 5
13 SAHARSH BEJUGAM 5
14 Saindhavi Hariharan 5
15 Saksham Agarwal 5
16 Samritha Lakshmikanthan 4
17 Seran S Mathivanan 5
18 Shashank Varma Pericherla 5
19 Tanusha Duggu 5
20 Varun Sridhar 5
20 Vyom Sharma 4

Mathathon 2017 Level 3 Participants

Sl. No. Full name of student Grade
1 Akshay 7
2 Karthik Nemmani 8
3 Nairit Sarkar 8
4 Pranav Puttagunta 6
5 Pranavsankkar Ravishankkar 7
6 Rithi Nayano 7
7 Rohit Devulapally 6
8 Saianiruddh Chada 6
9 Shriya Bhat 7
10 Sri Harini 6
11 Tanvi V. Sud 7
12 Vinay Devarakonda 6

Mathathon 2017 Results

Students performed exceptionally well. Level 2 and Level 3 Mathathon Champions secured a perfect score.

Level 1 Ranks:

Advik Kishore Mathathon 2017 Level 1 Champion
Shruthika Subramanian 2nd Rank
Ajay Aravanan 3rd Rank
Vivinsha Veduru 4th Rank
Nikita Bhasin 5th Rank
Panav Sud, Rushil Damluri, Nihal 6 – 8 Ranks
Rishab Srivatsan, Sandhya 9 – 10 Ranks

Level 2 Ranks:

Saharsh Bejugam Mathathon 2017 Level 2 Champion
Sahana Naharaajan 2nd Rank
Mananya Guptha 3rd Rank
Dhruv Ajmera 4th Rank
Meher Jammalamada 5th Rank
Lakshmi Vemula, Saksham Agarwal 6 – 7 Ranks
Tanish Mishra 8th Rank
Anahita Poongundran 9th Rank
Aryan Bachu 10th Rank

Level 3 Ranks:

Nairit Sarkar Mathathon 2017 Level 3 Champion:
Shriya Bhat 2nd Rank
Karthik Nemmani 3rd Rank
Tanvi Sud 4th Rank
Akshay 5th Rank
Rithi Nayano 6th Rank
Vinay Devarakonda 7th Rank
Sri Harini 8th Rank
Pranavsankkar Ravishankkar 9th Rank