Contests

The LHS Math Club participates in over thirty math competitions every year.

Local Competitions


The Massachusetts Math League is a local competition held on Thursdays after school at various high schools in the area, once a month October through March. 10 regulars and 10 alternates are invited to participate. The meet hosted in Lexington, usually in November, is open to all math team members.

The Greater Boston Math League is a local competition held on Wednesdays after school at various high schools in the area, once a month October through February. 10 regulars (2 teams) and 10 alternates are invited to participate. The meet hosted in Lexington, usually in November, is open to all math team members. As of 2014-2015 we no longer participate in this competition.

As a result of our strong finishing scores each year in the MML and GBML, we have for the last few decades been invited to the MAML State Meet, held in early April, and the NEAML New England Meet, held at the end of April or the beginning of May. 8 team members are invited to participate.

The Massachusetts Math Olympiad is a competition open to all math team members. The first round is a multiple choice exam taken during school in October, and high scorers are invited to the second round, a proof contest taken at the beginning of March.

The WPI Math Meet is an annual competition sponsored by the Mathematical Sciences department at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in October. 4 team members are invited to participate.

The Lexington Mathematics Tournament is the annual competition for middle school students hosted by the LHS Math Team. Throughout the year we accept original problem submissions and also seek volunteers to help organize different parts of the competition.

National Competitions


The New England Math League is our local division of the Math League contests. It is open to all math team members and happens once a month, October through March, in room 800 after school from about 2:40 to 3:10. It is a 6-problem exam.

The Mandelbrot Competition is a national competition held on Fridays after school once a month, November through March. It is open to all math team members. There are two levels of competition: regional and national, the latter being for more experienced problem solvers. Both tests have 7 problems and last 40 minutes.

The American Mathematics Competitions are a set of national competitions sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America. The first competitions in the series are the AMC 10, open to all students in 10th grade or below, and the AMC 12, open to all students, which happen in February. There are two separate testing dates - one can only take one test per testing date, but students in 10th grade or below make opt to take the AMC 10 on one date and the AMC 12 on the other. High scorers are invited to participate in the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME) in March, and high scorers on the AIME are invited to the USA Mathematical Olympiad and USA Junior Mathematical Olympiad in April. Also see the AMC page.

The Harvard-MIT Mathematics Tournament is an international math competition organized by undergraduates from Harvard and MIT, held at one of the two campuses each year in February. 24 students, in teams of 8, are invited to participate. The Harvard-MIT November Tournament is a similar competition geared toward local schools and less-experienced problem solvers, held in November. All math team members are invited to participate, but must try out to be placed on a team of 4 to 6 students.

The Princeton University Mathematics Competition is an international math competition organized by Princeton undergraduates (similar to HMMT). All math team members are invited to participate but must be placed onto one or two teams of 8 students. As it is rather far, participants may have to pay a fee for transport/hotel/etc.

The American Regions Math League is a national competition held at four college campuses around the country in June. Eastern Massachusetts fields 3 teams of 15 students each, chosen by tryout, and competes at Pennsylvania State University.