Math and Coding Contests

American Mathematics Competition AMC 8
Friday, January 19th 2024, 7pm at Prime Factor office
Grades 6-8 and advanced 5th graders
Cost: $20 per student

The AMC 8 is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development of problem-solving skills. The AMC 8 provides an opportunity for middle school students to develop positive attitudes towards analytical thinking and mathematics that can assist in future careers. Students apply classroom skills to unique problem-solving challenges in a low-stress and friendly environment.

AMC 8 could be taken through your school. If your student doesn't have an opportunity to participate in school, join us!
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American Mathematics Competition AMC10/12A
Wednesday, November 8th, 2023, 6pm, Prime Factor office
Students in grades 8-12
Cost: $20

The AMC 10/12 is a 25-question, 75-minute, multiple choice examination in high school mathematics designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem-solving skills. The AMC 10/12 is for students in 10th grade and below, and 12 and below, correspondingly, and covers the high school curriculum up to 10/12th grade. The AMC 10/12 provides an opportunity for high school students to develop positive attitudes towards analytical thinking and mathematics that can assist in future careers. The AMC 10/12 is the first in a series of competitions that eventually lead all the way to the International Mathematical Olympiad.

There are two options for AMC 10/12: AMC10/12A and AMC10/12B, on two different dates. We offer AMC10/12A only; you can take AMC10/12B at another institution, if desired.

AMC 10/12 could be taken through your school. If your student doesn't have an opportunity to participate in school, join us! Notice that you can take either AMC10A or AMC12A, as they are conducted at the same time.
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Noetic Learning Contest
Friday, April 5th, Prime Factor Office, 7pm
Grades 2-5
Cost: $20 per student

Join us for this fun problem-solving contest for grades 2-6.

The goal of the competition is to encourage students' interest in math, to develop their problem solving skills, and to inspire them to excel in math. During the contest, students are given 45 minutes to solve 20 problems. Many problems are designed to challenge students and to enrich their problem solving experiences.

Noetic Learning contest is an individual competition, but registration is done through an educational institution. To participate in the contest with Prime Factor, register with us and join us for the contest!
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Math Kangaroo Competition
March 21 2024, Local Math Kangaroo centers
Registration is open at Math Kangaroo website
Cost: $21 per student

Math Kangaroo is a popular international non-selective mathematics competition for students in grades 1 to 12.
It emphasizes math reasoning, logic and creative problem-solving, and helps students develop their skills and reach their potential in math. The problems you will find in Math Kangaroo are nothing like the run-of-the-mill problems the students normally tackle in class. They are creative and challenging. They require logical reasoning and out-of-the-box thinking.

The contest can be taken in any local center. Prime Factor runs several sessions in Redmond (Overlake Office)

Registration is at Math Kangaroo Registration Portal

Logic Land Math Festival

Logic Land Math Festival 2024
Sunday, March 24th, 2:00 to 5:00 PM
Rose Hill Elementary School
8110 128 Ave NE Kirkland, WA 98033

We invite all young students, who like mathematics and share a passion for games, problem-solving, and hands-on math activities, to come to our Festival. The Spring Logic Land Math Festival is an event for an entire family that brings together kids, parents and math enthusiasts for a fun and interactive exploration of recreational mathematics.

At the Festival, the children (ages 5-12) and their parents can:

  • play games and solve puzzles
  • solve tricky problems
  • explore hands-on math demonstrations
  • build and construct with blocks, shapes, and paper
  • make geometric toys, such as Mobius strips and flexagons
  • encode and decode secret messages
  • and engage in many more fun math activities

Our Festival is designed for learning and playing with mathematics in a self-guided environment. There are no classes, teachers or time limits. Instead, kids and adults work together at 20+ math stations, with each station dedicated to a specific activity. During the Festival, kids visit a variety of stations, choosing topics that are interesting to them and working at each station at their own pace.

We have a great team of volunteers, both adults and high-school students, who are happy to problem-solve, build, and play for three hours straight. We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the Festival!

Read more and sign up at Festival's website.

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Coding Land Coding Contest

Coding Land Scratch contest
Date and Time: TBD ONLINE
Grades 4-7
Cost: $25 per student

Coding Land is a one-of-a-kind competition for students who enjoy programming and want to test themselves on a set of cool coding problems. This challenge is about computational thinking, Scratch coding skills, being a creative problem solver, and having fun.

Participants will be working on a set of multi-step coding problems designed so that everyone will find challenges matching their skills and knowledge. These unique problems, which start as accessible for elementary-school students, require plenty of out-of-the-box thinking and Scratch skills for complete solutions. Grading will be done by a team of experienced judges. The event will be followed by a webinar, where the organizers will discuss the solution. Coding Land takes place online and runs in individual format. Students grades 4-7 are invited.

The contest is offered in two levels: Coders and Coders Plus.

For the Coders level, we invite kids who enjoy Scratch coding and who have experience with Scratch programming. Coders Plus is for more advanced students with a deeper knowledge of the Scratch environment and better abilities to use the language to their advantage.

The results of the competition will be tallied by grades. For example, 6th-graders performing at the Coders Plus level will be compared to other 6th graders at the same level. All participants will get participation certificates. The winners will get diplomas.

The dates for June 2023 and registration are coming soon.