The Log1 Contest provides an excellent opportunity for a school
to participate in a competition similar to our national convention
contests and compete against schools from across the country and the world,
while staying right at their home school.
The 2012-2013 Mu Alpha Log1 Contest
will be a pen and paper format and will be run by Paul Kustos and the Hoover High School Math Team.
Schools can register for the competition at:
- Round 1 material will be available for download on December 1, 2012. The test is to be downloaded,
administered, and test scores uploaded by December 31, 2012.
- Round 2 material will be available for download on January 1, 2013. The test is to be downloaded,
administered, and test scores uploaded by January 31, 2013.
- Round 3 material will be available for download on February 1, 2013. The test is to be downloaded,
administered, and test scores uploaded by February 28, 2013.
If a school is unable to participate on an official test date, they may test on an alternate date
after making arrangements with Paul Kustos.
Round 1 and Round 2 interim results will be posted after each round to the website
and final award recipient information should be available by March 25, 2013.
The 2012-2013 contest will consist of three testing rounds. The first round will include two topic tests. Students
may take either the "Logs & Exponents" or the "Matrices" Test.
The second round will include a second set of Topic Tests. Students
may either take the "Sequences & Series" or the "Geometry" Test.
The third round will be an Individual Test of general mathematics on level appropriate topics.
All tests will be 15 open answer questions to be completed in 30 minutes without the use
of a calculator.
The goals for each test is to have enough easy problems that students new to competition
are not discouraged and enough hard problems that experienced competitors are challenged
and can be distinguished from one another by score for the purposes of awards.
Materials will only be available for download electronically (pdf formatted) to participants,
requiring them to do their own photocopying.
Each student test score will be scaled to account for varying test difficulty. The
test score will be divided by the maximum test score for that test and math division
and multiplied by 100. A student’s overall score will be the sum of their scaled scores
on the three tests and will thus be a whole number between zero and three hundred.
Hoover High School Math Team will provide awards for high-scoring individuals and schools. Please see their website at
http://log1.wamath.netfor further information on how awards will be determined.
This year, Mu Alpha Theta will award 100 e = $271. 82 to each of the top ten schools in each region, for a
total of $10,872.80 in prize money. If there is a tie for 10th place, the award money will be split.
The National Office will also provide some TI graphing calculators and copies of the
DVD "Hard Problems", as prizes to be given at random to participants that take all three tests.
The Log 1 contest is FREE, but participation is restricted to schools
with active Mu Alpha Theta chapters. All students at the school may participate in the contest,
but only members of Mu Alpha Theta are eligible for prizes or for scores to be counted towards the top awards.
Sponsors are responsible for entering the names of their eligible members by Feb 15, 2013, if they want students to
Divisions: Students compete only against other students with similar math course background.
Questions? Email Paul Kustos at PKustos@hoover.k12.al.us
- Mu division is for students who are taking a Calculus course.
Mu students are responsible for knowing topics in all divisions.
- Alpha division is for students who are in math courses above
Algebra 2 but who have not taken calculus. No calculus is to be included at this level.
- Theta division is for students who are in Algebra 2. There will be no
trigonometry questions other than right triangle trigonometry or law of sines and
law of cosines. These students will have completed Algebra 1 and Geometry.