MAPC Test Event: Entry Competition
Competition Math: Mr. Ahn’s Perfect Circle is a seminar-style class designed for elementary and middle school students who are passionate about math. Students will train for and enter state and national math competitions throughout the 2018-2019 academic year.
This class is highly competitive–all interested students must take a math entry assessment to make sure they are qualified to enroll!
Depending on the student’s grade level, he or she will compete against other interested students to join one of the following MEK math teams:
- Team E (Elementary): up to 5th grade
- Team M (Middle School): 6th and 7th grade
The required assessment will take students one hour to complete.
- Elementary Level: 25 questions covering math from grades 4-5 and beyond
- Middle School Level: 25 questions covering math from grades 6-7 and beyond
It is important to note that an assessment question’s grade level does not indicate its difficulty level. The grade level of a particular question is dictated by the Common Core State Standards, which is the curriculum used in most schools throughout the U.S. For example, a 5th grade-level question may be more challenging than an 7th grade-level question.
Both the elementary and middle school level assessments are scored out of 100 total points. Students are evaluated on their numerical score and the quality of their work in the test margins.
- Right Answer x4
- Wrong Answer -1 (point deduction)
Several days after students complete the entry assessment, their parents and guardians will receive emails with detailed score reports. These score reports break down results by question type and indicate whether or not each candidate is eligible to join the program.
Eligibility for MAPC
Students who take the entry assessment will be categorized into one of the following groups:
- Ineligible for Competition Math at this time
Both Qualifying and Pre-Qualifying students are eligible for MAPC! However, only Qualifying students may enter official state and national math competitions. Pre-Qualifying students move up once they achieve a minimum score on required monthly benchmark exams. Unfortunately, students deemed “Ineligible” may not enter the program at this time.