2021 Oho Mathematics Contest
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our lives have been disrupted and we have been forced to live in a chaotic world for more than a year. We now observe people getting vaccinated and have a glimpse of hope to go back to normal life soon.
One of signs our lives are going back to normal is that the annual Ohio Mathematics Contest will be held again in April. But it will be somewhat different this year: Instead of face-to-face gathering for taking tests, it will be done online over two days: April 24-25, 2021. Some details are given below and more details will follow as soon as they are finalized.
2021 Oho Mathematics Contest (information from KSEA HQ)
This is to announce the 2021 National Math Competition in April 24-25, 2021. This event will be held entirely online due to continued COVID 19 restrictions in the U.S. To ensure the fairness of our testing system and select the best performing students, following format has been selected with an adoption of Part 3 Live Competition. Please see below for event planning and details of the changes.
Registration: March 22, 201 through April 15, 2021 (Only the first 200 students will be accepted for each grade.) Please register at http://nmsc.ksea.org
(OMC’s Note: Visit this page https://mpen-ohio.net/omc/registration-form/ for step-by-step instructions!)
Student Orientation/Test Login:
April 17, 2021 (Detail of login will be provided to registrants.)
Grades 4-5, April 24, 2021 (Saturday) 8 am to 5 pm in each time zone
Grades 6-11, April 25, 2021 (Sunday) 8 am to 5 pm in each time zone
The written exams will include:
Part 1 consisting of 20 multiple-choice questions and
Part 2 consisting of 5 free response questions with integer-valued answers.
(See below for Part 3 .)
The exams will be offered asynchronously with the parent’s consent to proctor students. Contestants also will be required to log in to the NMC HQ Proctoring System using a smartphone.
Live National Competition (NEW):
For Part 3, nationwide top ten performing students from the written tests of Part 1 and 2, will be invited for a live competition on the date of the award ceremony on May 8, 2021. The contestants will be given five short exam questions, and their performances will be evaluated for their correct answers as well the time taken to answer them.
The top three best performing students will be selected for NMC National Awards. This competition will be open to the public and will be held in sequence for each grade. (More detailed information will be provided later after the completion of written tests.)
NMC Chapter Award Ceremony on May 1, 2021, Saturday:
Each chapter will hold their own award ceremony. Please tune in to your chapter announcements.
NMC National Award Ceremony on May 8, 2021, Saturday, 4 pm EST/1 pm PST
Three top performing students from the Live National Competition will be awarded the first prize, $500, the second, $300, and the Third, $200 for each grade.