Math is Cool Competition 2023 is Online this year. 

Math Is Cool is a popular math competition that started in 1996. This year we will join the online champs, which is a completely online event that students will take at home. Please note the format and schedule is slightly different from last year. The Competition Dates are-

Grade 5 – Mar 15, 2023, 3-6pm
Grade 4 – Mar 29, 2023, 3-6pm

Please find below a temporary competition schedule and more details at

3:00 - 3:10           Welcome and Orientation

3:10 - 3:25           Mental Math (8 questions, 30 sec./question)

3:30 - 4:05           Individual Test (40 questions, 35 min.)

4:10 - 4:25           Individual M.C. Test (10 quest., 15 min., Multiple choice)

4:35 - 4:50           Team Test (10 questions, 15 min.)

4:55 - 5:05           Triple Jump (10 questions, 3 submittals, 15 min.)

5:15 - 5:30           College Bowl 1/2 (10 Questions each)

5:30 - 5:45           College Bowl 3/4 (10 Questions each)

5:45 - 6:00           College Bowl 5/6 (10 Questions each)

6:00                     Contest Wrap-up

Please sign up before Feb 10th end of day via MIC Sign up Form.

Students at the same grade will compete in teams, and each team will have 3 or 4 members. Teams can be formed freely. We will share the sign-up student names and help to connect parents for team forming. For students who may not get into a team by Feb 17th, we will assign teams based on students’ names in the alphabet order. Each team would need to have a parent coach to coordinate with communication and payment. Each team’s competition fee is $50.

Each grade could have up to 10 teams to compete for Smith. The first 10 confirmed teams in email receiving order will be selected. Students outside these teams are also welcome to compete as individuals. Individual participants can join the team contests as well, only that their score will not be counted under Smith. Each individual’s competition fee is $15.     

Please find the general rules at, rules for each section at, and an example of online contest process from last year’s 4th grade online competition at

There is no school, teacher or PTSA organized practice or coach event for this year. Please work with your team members to organize events by yourself as needed. You may use past years’ competition content which can be found at

For questions, please contact or PTSA.