MathFest Invites NC Homeschoolers

MathFest – Math Competition for Grades 1-8

The National School Improvement Alliance invites home educators to take part in the North Carolina State-wide Math Competition in Raleigh, at 550 Atlantic Springs Road, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 10, 2018;


The purpose of providing competition is to help motivate students to practice using their math skills and the competition has a proven track record of improving math skills and confidence for the students who participate:

Being good in math is about practice and to put in the practice time, students need motivation. This event is open to ALL 1st-8th Graders and is a great way to establish excitement for math. ~ Dr. Ron Boykins

Competition Specifics

During a full day, elementary and middle school students will rotate in and out of the competition sites, where they will work to qualify for the Regional Event to be held in Atlanta, GA in March of 2018. Hundreds will qualify for participation in the regional competition.

Students can compete as individuals and in teams.

Large Group Competition consists of all students in the identified grade levels competing as individuals. MathBating Team Competition involves only teams of 4-7 students.

Students may join others to form a MathBating Team at the competition.

All participants need to arrive in the competition prep area at least 30 minutes before their scheduled event.


8:20 a.m. –  Opening Orientation
8:30-10:00 – Grades 1 & 2  Large Group Competition
10:15-11:00 – Grades  3 & 4 MathBating Team Competition
11:15-12:45 – Grades 3 & 4 Large Group Competition
1:00-2:15 – Grades 5 & 6 Large Group Competition
2:30-3:30 – Grades 5 & 6 MathBating Team Competition
3:45-5:00 – Grades 7 & 8 MathBating Team Competition
5:15-6:30 – Grades 7 & 8 Large Group Competition

Registration & Fees

There is a small entry fee of only $10 per student to help defray cost, but hundreds will progress to the Regional and/or National Events. There are no extra fees to participate in those other levels and there are awards presented at those levels as well. Students will need to buy a shirt at the regional level.

220 slots per grade level are available and some levels are starting to fill up, so register right away.

More information is available at the WEBSITE. Practice problems for each grade level are available HERE.

Registration and payment can be made online through the Eventbrite site. Once you order your ticket, you will need to register for the MathFest competition within a specified time – this is to reserve your student’s spot.


For questions, please call Dr. Boykins, the competition’s Director, at 404 391-0249, call the competition line at 248- 574-9288, or EMAIL.

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