- AlphaMC – Fermat 2021
AlphaMC – Fermat 2021
Alpha Math Contest – Fermat is a math contest for middle school students (up to 8th grade). The contest window is April 24th – May 1st. It will be offered online to individuals and test centers (schools, math circles, learning centers). Top scoring individuals and test centers will get awards.
Problem difficulty and topics
Topics include but not limited to
- Algebra (Order of operations, fractions, word problems)
- Counting (sets etc.)
- Geometry (angles, length, area, etc.)
- Number Theory (prime numbers, factors, gcd, lcm, etc.)
Please see the AlphaMC 2020 Fermat problems to have a better idea.
An adult proctor (teacher, parent, etc.) is required to take the test.
|January 15||Individual registration starts|
|January 15||Test center application starts
|March 1||Students registration for test centers start
|April 1||Contestants get their online (LMS) account|
|April 12-23||Sample test available|
April 24 - May 1
|May 2||Problems and solutions will be posted online|
|May 15||Contestant reports & certificates will be available online|
|May 15||Results will be published online|
Students should check with their schools before registering as an individual for the contest.
Schools, math circles, learning centers can offer the contest free in 2021. To offer Alpha Math Contest at your location, please apply using the link below. If your application is approved, you’ll receive a form to register students.
If you have any questions, please send an email to email@example.com.
It will be an individual test with 25 multiple-choice questions. The choices are two-digit numbers (00, 01, 02, …, 99). The time limit is 40 minutes.
Students will receive 10 points for each correct answer, 1 point for each unanswered question, and 0 points for each wrong answer.
Online Format (only)
The test will be taken online through AlphaStar Learning Management System (LMS).
If you want to see how LMS works now, you can register for the free math demo course.
The awards winners will be recognized on this page. To see the winners of the previous years, please check the archive.
Individual awards will be based on individual scores. Contestants with the same scores will receive the same award (no tiebreaker).
- Gold Contestant Certificate: Top 10% of all contestants
- Silver Contestant Certificate: Next 20% of all contestants
- Bronze Contestant Certificate: Next 30% of all contestants
Test Center Awards
Each test center’s score will be calculated as the sum of the top 5 contestants’ scores. Test centers with the same scores will receive the same award (no tiebreaker).
- Gold Test Center Certificate: Top 10% of all test centers
- Silver Test Center Certificate: Next 20% of all test centers
- Bronze Test Center Certificate: Next 30% of all test centers