Southern Oregon Math League (SOML): The Southern Oregon Math League was established in 1971 by SOU professor Ron Steffani and high school teachers from Jackson County. SOML conducts 5 math competitions for students in Jackson, Josephine, Klamath and Curry counties throughout the year (October, November, February, March, and April). Local high schools form up to 3 teams of 6 junior and senior advanced math students and the competition includes 3 individual events followed by a team collaboration. Past SOML Contest problems and activities are posted in the SOU Math Department's website. For more information about the contest contact Larry Shrewsbury at shrewsbury@sou.edu ,

MATHCOUNTS: This is a coaching and competition program for middle school students nationwide. The website is an exciting adventure, including problems of the week, Go Figure! math challenge, a set of 300 problems to solve, and other very useful materials. Particularly exciting was the ESPN broadcast of the 2003 National Competition. For more information, visit http://mathcounts.org/ or contact Stephen Anderson, Oregon State MATHCOUNTS President, Oregon Chapter at stephen.anderson@frontier.com .

AMC: For over 50 years, the American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) has been dedicated to the goal of strengthening the mathematical capabilities of our nation's youth. There is a series of national contests called AMC 8, AMC 10, AMC 12, the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME), and the United States of America Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO). Each year the AMC solicits enrollment by mailing an Invitation Brochure to all schools in the United States teaching grades six through twelve. The top performers on the AMC receive an invitation to the state contest.

Lure of the Labyrinth Challenge: A free online math challenge for grades 6–8. While playing Lure of the Labyrinth, students use mathematical thinking skills to progress through a compelling graphic-novel story. The Challenge invites groups of 4–6 students to collaborate in a safe, teacher-moderated environment to strategize and problem-solve with others. There is no cost involved to participate in the challenge, which runs from April 1 – June 15. Since the game is web-based, students can play at home or at school, in the classroom, computer lab, library, or after-school program. Teachers have the option of integrating corresponding lessons into their classroom activities but it is not required. Visit http://lureofthelabyrinth.net to pre-register for the Challenge.

Mandelbrot Competition: The aim of the Mandelbrot Competition since its inception fourteen years ago has been to provide a challenging, engaging mathematical experience which is both competitive and educational. The contest has grown to two levels (and three leagues) encompassing students from across the United States and several foreign countries. http://www.mandelbrot.org/

Moody's Mega Math Challenge: The Moody's Mega Math Challenge problem is an open-ended, applied math modeling problem focused on a real-world issue. Moody's and SIAM are interested in improving the pipeline of young people going into applied mathematics, finance, and economics (among other subjects) and encourage students to participate in this contest as an educational process.

Perennial Math: Perennial Math is a competition for grades 4-8 with separate competition levels for grades 4-6 and grades 7-8. A team can register up to 30 students, and students may register individually if their school is not participating. The competition consists of 5 monthly tests beginning in November and ending in March. Each test has five questions and takes 30 minutes to complete. http://www.perennialmath.com/

Oregon High School Regional and State Math Contests

Oregon Invitational Math Tournament (OIMT): The Oregon Invitational Mathematics Tournament for high school students is held in May. Top students in the categories of Geometry, Algebra 2, Open 1 (through pre-calculus) and Open 2 (through calculus) receive an award. In recent years, the competition has included a team/group activity for part of the day. For more information contact Tricia Bevans thbevans@uoregon.edu

Oregon High School Regional Math Contests: Local community colleges and universities around the state host regional contests on various dates from February through April. These contests serve as the qualifiers for the Oregon Invitational Mathematics Tournament, which is held in May and rotates between Portland State University, Oregon State University, and the University of Oregon. A list of the regional sites and contact person for each site follows. Central Oregon CC Doug Nelson dnelson@cocc.edu 541-383-7724 Chemeketa CC Wayne Barber wayne.barber@chemeketa.edu 503-399-8670 Clackamas CC Kurt Lewandowski kurtl@clackamas.edu 503-594-3333 Clatsop CC Rich Beveridge rbeveridge@clatsopcc.edu 503-338-2332 Lane CC Stephen Selph selphs@lanecc.edu 541-463-5127 Linn-Benton CC Shannon Harbert harbers@linnbenton.edu 541-917-4634 Portland CC Jon Wherry jonathan.wherry@pcc.edu 971-722-7691 Southwestern Oregon CC Sean Hutcherson shutcherson@socc.edu 541- 888-7230 Jeff Philley jphilley@coquille.k12.or.us 541-396-5570 (contact for South Coast region) Treasure Valley CC Drake Wallick dwallick@tvcc.cc 541- 881-8822 Umpqua CC Dee Winn dee.winn@umpqua.edu 541-440 -4680 Oregon Institute of Technology Terri Torres terri.torres@oit.edu 541- 885-1612 Eastern Oregon University Steve Tanner stanner@eou.edu 541-962-3631

Mail-In Math Leagues

Math League: The Math League specializes in math contests, books, and computer software designed to stimulate interest and confidence in mathematics for students from the 4th grade through high school. Over 1 million students participate in Math League contests each year. Contest problems are designed to cover a range of mathematical knowledge for each grade level.

Atlantic-Pacific Mathematics League: This is a series of six tests administered locally by interested teachers. Each test is six questions with a 30 minute time limit for taking the test. The teacher in charge mails the results back to the company and they then publish results and standings throughout the year. These contests are available at middle school and high school levels.

Continental Mathematics League, Inc.: This is a series of three to five tests (determined by grade level) administered locally by interested teachers. Each test has 6-8 questions with a prescribed time limit for taking the test. The teacher in charge mails the results back to the company and they then publish results and standings throughout the year. These contests are available from second grade through calculus and a computer division. Continental Mathematics League, P.O. Box 5477, Hauppauge, New York 11788-0121

Math League Press: This is a one-time contest for grades 4-8 and a series of six tests for high schools administered locally by interested teachers. Each test is to be completed in 30 minutes. The teacher in charge scores the tests and awards the prizes. Contests are for intra-school use, not inter-school competition. No results are published. Math League Press, P.O., Box 720, Tenafly, New Jersey 07670 National Mathematics League: Includes middle, junior high and high school competitions in 6 different divisions. Consists of 5 contests beginning in January. National Mathematics League, P.O. Box 9459, Coral Springs, Florida 33075 Northwest Science Expo: The Science Expo web site is http://www.nwse.org/, and has links to past years' winners and prizes, including the prizes in the math category. Every entry at the Oregon Intel science fair is judged for effective use of statistical methods. Separate prizes are offered in both middle school and high school divisions.