National Log1 Contest
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. Students compete only against other students with similar math course background.
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 and associates of Mu Alpha Theta are eligible for prizes or for scores to be counted toward the top awards. Sponsors are responsible for entering the names of their eligible members and associates by Feb 15, 2018, if they want students to win prizes.
Mu Alpha Theta awards 100 e = $271.83 to each of the top ten schools in each region, for a total of $10,873.20 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, copies of the DVD "Hard Problems", math games, and other prizes to be given at random to participants that take all three tests. Final award recipient information should be available by March 25, 2018.
Schools wishing to participate can register for the competition at: http://log1.wamath.net.
Registration begins in October.
Important Dates (subject to change):
Nov. 1, 2017 - Dec. 15, 2017- Round 1
Dec. 17, 2017- Round 1 Test scores entered
Dec. 1, 2017 – Jan. 19, 2018- Round 2
Jan. 21, 2018- Round 2 Test scores entered
Jan. 22 – Feb. 23, 2018- Round 3
Feb. 25, 2018- Round 3 Test scores entered
The contest consists of three testing rounds. All tests include 15 open answer questions to be completed in 30 minutes without the use of a calculator. Materials are only available for download electronically, in pdf format, to participants. Photocopying required.
The first round will include two topic tests. Students may take either the "Functions" or the "Counting and Probability" Test. They may NOT take both tests. Once one test is taken and scores are uploaded by the sponsor, students may try the other test for fun.
The second round will also include two topic tests. Students may take either the "Number Theory" or the "Applications" Test.
The third round will be an Individual Test of general mathematics on level appropriate topics.
Students new to this competition should find enough easy problems, so they will not be discouraged, but enough hard problems so that experienced competitors are challenged and can be distinguished from one another by score for the purposes of awards.
- 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 have not taken a class above Algebra 2, such as statistics, precalculus, or calculus. 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, most likely.
Each student test score will be scaled to account for varying test difficulty. The test score is 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.
This years' Mu Alpha Theta Log1 Contest will be run by Richard Roths and the Mount Rainier High School Math Team. If you have questions about the contest, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions regarding registering new members, please email the national office at email@example.com.