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Mathematics

Los Angeles City College Math Contest for High School and Middle School Students, since 1951

Due to Pandemic, we cancelled the Math Contest event for this academic year. Please come back to this website for any update or more information.
About the 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 for almost all questions. There may occasionally be a problem requiring knowledge of trigonometry or calculus.

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.

Please visit the following pages for more information:

Upcoming Contest and Registration

Top Scores of Past Winners

Top Scores of School Competitions

Sample Questions

Donation/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

Contact Us

If you have any questions or interested in the event, please feel free to contact Professor Vin Lee at leevh@faculty.laccd.edu.