Mathematics Competitions

At Summit High School there are many opportunities to identify, recognize and reward excellence in mathematics. Students are offered the opportunity to compete in several mathematics competitions designed to challenge their abilities and participate in an enriching mathematics experience. The following competitions are held at various times throughout the school year:

New Jersey Mathematics League - NJML is a statewide competition held six times throughout the school year. Summit placed 1st place in Union County in the 2002-03, 2003-04, and 2004-05 school years. These competitions are held once a month beginning in October.


The Association of Mathematics Teachers of New Jersey - AMTNJ sponsors a mathematics competition held once a year. Traditionally held in December, the competition is a 45-minute test consisting of 15 questions. This year's contest will be held during the first week in December 2015. Contest samples can be found on the AMTNJ website.

AMTNJ website

American Mathematics Contest (AMC10 and AMC 12) - This contest draws over 5,000 participating schools nationally as well as internationally. The competition consists of a 25 question, 75-minute multiple-choice examination. Students who score extremely high may qualify for the American Invitational Mathematics Exam (AIME). This year's contest will be held on Tuesday, February 3, 2015. For more information regarding this competition click on the following link:

American Mathematics Competitions

Continental Mathematics League - This is a national mathematics competion in which students participate on specified dates throughout the school year. This year, we will participate in two divisions - the Pythagorean Division (Geometry) and the Calculus Division. The Pythagorean Division has 5 competition dates scheduled while the Calculus Division has 4 competition dates scheduled.

Continental Mathematics League

Moody's Mega Math Challenge - This is a nationwide competition open to juniors and seniors only. Each district can register up to two teams of 3 to 5 students. Students will work together "to solve an open-ended, realistic, applied math-modeling problem focused on a real-world issue". This is an Internet-based competition. The students will select a Saturday or Sunday during the Challenge Weekend. They will have a 14-hour window to research, develop, and submit a solution. The submissions are reviewed by a panel of judges and scholarship prizes are awarded to the winners. For more information regarding this competition click on the following link:

Moody's Mega Math Challenge

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