Continental Mathematics League
Founded in 1980 the Contiental Mathematics league (CML) helps students improve their problem solving skills. The national scope generates student participation and excitement. The exams are given throughout the school year to students in Grades 2-9, as well as to high school Calculus students. Grade 9 students complete 5 30-minute meets with 6 questions per meet; Advanced Placement Calculus students complete 4 40-minute meets with 8 questions per meet.
The New England Mathematics League
Students compete for the highest scores, while schools compete for the highest team score. There are 6 contests each year, with 6 questions per contest. All high school students in accredited schools are welcome to compete. Problems draw from a wide range of high school topics: geometry, algebra, trigonometry, logarithms, series, sequences, exponents, roots, integers, real numbers, combinations, probability, coordinate geometry, and more. No knowledge of calculus is required. Detailed solution sheets demonstrate the methods used to solve each problem, including various approaches where appropriate. Working through these problems and math league contest problem books is excellent practice for the SAT and college-bound students
Massachusetts Association of Math Leagues
The Massachusetts Association of Math Leagues (MAML) is the major high school math competition organization in Massachusetts. It organizes two major competitions, a MAML olympiad, and the MAML math meet.
In October, thousands of high school students across Massachusetts take the MAML Olympiad Level 1, which consists of 30 multiple choice questions to be completed in 1.5 hours, similar to the format of the old American High School Mathematics Examination. The top 100 scorers are considered finalists, and the next 100 are called semi-finalists. In early March, all of the finalists take the 3-hour MAML Olympiad Level 2, which consists of proof-type questions, usually around 7 multi-part questions. The top 20 scorers on that receive cash prizes ranging from $50 to $250.
Throughout the year, different schools compete among 6 major math leagues in Massachusetts. On the last Thursday in March, the top 3-4 schools from each league compete at the MAML meet, which is held at alternating schools across Massachusetts. The top 4 schools in each division (small, medium, and large) qualify for the New England Association of Math Leagues (NEAML) meet at Canton High School on the last Friday in April. As well, the top 3 teams in each division and sometimes extra teams or other high-scoring students get a chance to go to “Math Day,” a celebratory awards dinner with speakers and food.
American Mathematics Competitions
Weston High School participates in a series of competitions in mathematics, which ultimately lead to the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO). The first round of competitions are the American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) for students in Grade 10 and below (AMC10) and students in Grade 12 and below (AMC12). Students who perform well on these exams are invted to participate in the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME). Students who perform well on the AIME are then invited to the United States of America Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO). Exceptional performance qualifies students to the Mathematical Olympiad Summer Program (MOSP or MOP). Six students are then selected through the Team Selection Test (TST) to form the United States Math Team, which represents the country in the IMO.