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High School Math Contest

About the Mathematics Contest

LACC invites high school students to enter our Annual Mathematics Contest to be held on our campus in March. This is an opportunity for you to win money, a scholarship, and recognition.

The problems to be solved in this competition require a solid algebra and geometry foundation. These problems challenge the student's ability to think and synthesize rather than recall standard solution techniques from their courses. We believe this will give students with different backgrounds an equal footing. Knowledge of trigonometry and calculus is not required.

Please understand that calculators are NOT allowed to be used during the contest.

Minimum Qualifications to Enter the Contest

The contest is open to all junior high and high school students in Southern California.

Cash Prizes
  • 1st Prize $500
  • 2nd Prize $300
  • 3nd Prize $200
  • 4th Prize $100
Support the Math Contest

Every March the LACC math faculty hosts a math competition for local high school students. The contest is held to increase interest in mathematics among local high school students and to attract talented students to LACC. It is held on our campus on a Saturday morning and consists of a two-hour written test comprised of ten questions. After the test, students, parents, and teachers have a chance to meet each other and discuss the test as they are served refreshments.

The contest is a volunteer effort of the LACC mathematics faculty. Cash prizes are offered ranging from $100 - $500 and LACC scholarships to the top eight competitors. The contest committee is asking for your help in the form of a cash donation for the scholarship prizes.

Your donation is tax deductible and will reward academic excellence. 100% of your donation is applied to the scholarship prizes. Please help support this worthwhile event.

Make check payable to: LACC Foundation
and send your donation to:
LACC Math Contest c/o Vin Lee
LACC Math Department
855 Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90029

School Competition

Each school’s ‘team’ are the three (or fewer) students from that school with the highest scores. Currently there is no limit on the number of students each school may send to the competition.

LACC 31st Annual Math Contest - March 26, 2016

Place

School

Score (600)

1

San Marino High School

464

2

Diamond Bar High School

411

3

Sierra Canyon School

390

4

LACES

340

5

Ribet Academy

326

6

Troy High School

314

7

Hollywood High School

287

8

Dana Middle School

283

9

Redlands High School

235

10

Walnut High School

218

LACC 30th Annual Math Contest - March 7, 2015

Place

School

Score (600)

1

Diamond Bar High School

461

2

San Marino High School

457

3

Sierra Canyon School - Upper Campus

429

4

Walnut High School

325

5

North Hollywood High School

318

Contact

Vin Lee
Associate Professor of Mathematics
(323) 953-4000 X2812
leevh@faculty.laccd.edu

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