Purple Comet Math Contest

Ages:Middle School, High School

Type:Exam

Categories:Mathematics, STEM

Scope:International

April 2, 2019 Registration Closes

The Purple Comet Math Meet is a free, on-line, international, team mathematics competition designed for middle and high school students conducted annually. Teams of from one to six students compete by submitting solutions to a list of mathematics problems. There is a ten-day window during which teams may compete choosing a start time most convenient for them. The problems range in difficulty from fairly easy to extremely challenging.

When one or more team is ready to begin the competition, the adult supervisor will log onto the contest website and start the contest clock for each team ready to compete. During the competition students on a team work together to solve as many contest problems as they can. Here's How it Works:

  • Each team is required to have an adult supervisor.
  • The adult supervisor must register at the contest website.
  • An adult supervisor may register as many student teams as they want.
  • Registered teams may begin the 2017 contest any time during the contest window from 0:00 UTC on April 18 through 4:00 UTC on April 28.
  • During the contest, when one or more team is ready to begin the competition, the adult supervisor will log onto the contest website and start the contest clock for each team ready to compete.
  • Teams will log onto the contest website where they will be able to view contest problems and submit answers.
  • During the competition students on a team work together to solve as many contest problems as they can.
  • After their contest clocks have been started, middle school teams have 60 minutes to solve as many of the 20 problems as they can; high school teams have 90 minutes to solve as many of the 30 problems as they can.
  • Once a team's contest clock is started, the team will be able to view the list of contest problems and begin submitting solutions to the problems.
  • Printable versions of the contest problems are made available to the adult supervisors before the contest begins so they may prepare printed copies of the problems for the students to use during the contest.
  • Student teams may keep submitting solutions to the contest problems until their allotted time has run out.
  • After the end of the ten-day contest window, solutions to the contest problems and the names of winning teams will be posted on the contest website.

Teams are scored based on how many correct solutions they are able to present. There are two levels of competition:
  • the middle school contest consists of 20 problems to be completed in 60 minutes;
  • the high school contest consists of 30 problems to be completed in 90 minutes.
There are four categories of teams:
  • teams whose members all attend the same large school;
  • teams whose members all attend the same small school;
  • teams whose members attend more than one school or are home schooled;
  • teams with no restrictions that do not compete for awards.
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: http://purplecomet.org/

Managing Organization: Purple Comet

Contact:
Dr. Jonathan Kane
kanej@purplecomet.org
608.231.3264

Entry Fee:

This competition is open to students in Middle School, High School.

April 2, 2019 Registration Closes

Overview

The Purple Comet Math Meet is a free, on-line, international, team mathematics competition designed for middle and high school students conducted annually. Teams of from one to six students compete by submitting solutions to a list of mathematics problems. There is a ten-day window during which teams may compete choosing a start time most convenient for them. The problems range in difficulty from fairly easy to extremely challenging.

Process

When one or more team is ready to begin the competition, the adult supervisor will log onto the contest website and start the contest clock for each team ready to compete. During the competition students on a team work together to solve as many contest problems as they can. Here's How it Works:
  • Each team is required to have an adult supervisor.
  • The adult supervisor must register at the contest website.
  • An adult supervisor may register as many student teams as they want.
  • Registered teams may begin the 2017 contest any time during the contest window from 0:00 UTC on April 18 through 4:00 UTC on April 28.
  • During the contest, when one or more team is ready to begin the competition, the adult supervisor will log onto the contest website and start the contest clock for each team ready to compete.
  • Teams will log onto the contest website where they will be able to view contest problems and submit answers.
  • During the competition students on a team work together to solve as many contest problems as they can.
  • After their contest clocks have been started, middle school teams have 60 minutes to solve as many of the 20 problems as they can; high school teams have 90 minutes to solve as many of the 30 problems as they can.
  • Once a team's contest clock is started, the team will be able to view the list of contest problems and begin submitting solutions to the problems.
  • Printable versions of the contest problems are made available to the adult supervisors before the contest begins so they may prepare printed copies of the problems for the students to use during the contest.
  • Student teams may keep submitting solutions to the contest problems until their allotted time has run out.
  • After the end of the ten-day contest window, solutions to the contest problems and the names of winning teams will be posted on the contest website.

Criteria

Teams are scored based on how many correct solutions they are able to present. There are two levels of competition:
  • the middle school contest consists of 20 problems to be completed in 60 minutes;
  • the high school contest consists of 30 problems to be completed in 90 minutes.
There are four categories of teams:
  • teams whose members all attend the same large school;
  • teams whose members all attend the same small school;
  • teams whose members attend more than one school or are home schooled;
  • teams with no restrictions that do not compete for awards.

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: http://purplecomet.org/

Managing Organization: Purple Comet

Contact:
Dr. Jonathan Kane
kanej@purplecomet.org
608.231.3264

Entry Fee:

This competition is open to students in Middle School, High School.

Deadlines

April 2, 2019 Registration Closes