• 2018 - 2019 MATH CLOUD TIMELINE & COMPETITIONS

    Diamond participates in many different math competitions throughout the year, some during the day in math classes and some as extracurricular events after school. Most of them are open to all students. Some may be offered during an WIN block this year, so stay tuned. Below is a list organized by the different competitions.
     
    Note: Listen to announcements as the dates may change and other events may be added. 

     



    IMLEM Competitions 2018 -2019
    (IMLEM is The Intermediate Mathematics League of Eastern Massachusetts)

    All students at Diamond are eligible to participate in IMLEM. New Tryouts are held for each of the five IMLEM Meets and a new team of “Regulars” is selected each time. For Meet #1, anyone who tries out is invited to participate in the meet as an “Alternate” even if you don't make the Regulars. For Meets 2 through 5, we will take ten Regulars for Varsity ten regulars for JV and at least ten Alternates. If you are chosen as a Regular, you must attend the practice held before the meet.
     
    The best way to prepare for the tryouts is to work on the preparation packets and the old contests. For additional practice materials you can find old competition questions at www.imlem.org under "Study Materials".  Many Diamond Mathletes have also purchased the book Hard Math for Middle School, IMLEM Edition.
     
            

    Meet 1

    Meet 1 Category 1 is Mystery (so there is no practice packet)

    Meet 1 Category 2 Practice Packet

    Meet 1 Category 3 Practice Packet

    Meet 1 Category 4 Practice Packet

    Meet 1 Category 5 Practice Packet

    Tryouts for Meet 1

     

     

    Mandatory Practice for Meet 1

    Thursday, Oct. 11th and Friday Oct 12th (Cafe)

    3:00 - 4:00

     

    Thursday, October 18th (RM 2002)

    3:00 - 4:00

    Meet 1

    Thursday, October 25th at Diamond

    From 3-6 pm

    Meet 2

    Meet 2 Category 1 is Mystery (so there is no practice packet)

    Meet 2 Category 2 Practice Packet

    Meet 2 Category 3 Practice Packet

    Meet 2 Category 4 Practice Packet

    Meet 2 Category 5 Practice Packet

    Tryouts for Meet 2

    Thursday, Nov. 8th and Friday Nov. 9th (Cafe)

    3:00 - 4:00

    Mandatory Practice

    TBA - Either:

    Thursday, Nov. 15th (RM 2002)

    -OR-

    Thursday, Nov. 29th (RM 2002)

    3:00 - 4:00

    Meet 2

    Thursday, Dec. 6th at Clarke

    Meet 3

    Meet 3 Category 2 Practice Packet

    Meet 3 Category 3 Practice Packet

    Meet 3 Category 4 Practice Packet

    Meet 3 Category 5 Practice Packet

    Tryouts for Meet 3

    Thursday, Jan.3rd and Friday, Jan. 4th (Cafe)

    3:00-4:00

    Mandatory Practice

     TBA Either:

    Tuesday Jan. 8th (RM 2002)

    -OR-

    Friday Jan. 11th (RM 2002)

    3:00-4:00

    Meet 3

    Thursday January 17th at BBN

    Meet 4

    Meet 4 Practice Packet Category 2

    Meet 4 Practice Packet Category 3

    Meet 4 Practice Packet Category 4

    Meet 4 Practice Packet Category 5

    Tryouts for Meet 4

    Thursday, Jan. 31st and Friday, Feb. 1st (Cafe)

    3:00-4:00

    Mandatory Practice

    Thursday, February 14th  (RM 2002)

    3:00-4:00

    Meet 4

    Thursday, Feb. 28th in Winchester

    Meet 5

    Meet 5 Practice Packet Category 2

    Meet 5 Practice Packet Category 3

    Meet 5 Practice Packet Category 4

    Meet 5 Practice Packet Category 5

    Tryouts for Meet 5

    Thursday, March 21st and Friday, March 22nd (Cafe)

    3:00-4:00

    Mandatory Practice

    Thursday, March 28th (RM 2002)

    3:00-4:00

    Meet 5

    Thursday, April 4th at Belmont

     
     

     
    CML - The Continental Mathematics League 2018-2019

    Ask your math teacher about taking these contests for fun!
     
     

     
    MATHCOUNTS 2018-2019

    MATHCOUNTS meets on Wednesdays from September through February, and competes on weekends. Practice is mandatory unless otherwise cleared by the coach. Please see the attached schedule below for specific dates. 

    What is MATHCOUNTS?

    MATHCOUNTS is the nation’s premier Math Enrichment Program & Competition Series that promotes math enrichment for middle school students. The Diamond MathCounts team has had great performances in the past with the records of being on the top three rankings in the state.

     

    The Lexington math department and Diamond middle school are committed to providing strong support to Diamond math teams including MathCounts team. This year Ms. Factor will be coaching MathCounts The Diamond MathCounts team has the goal to return to the top rankings in the state, and also to serve again as an opportunity to widely encourage Diamond students to learn and develop in-depth math skills and techniques.

     

    For more information about the Diamond MathCounts team and try-outs for the 2017-2018 school year, please contact Ms.Factor at wfactor@lexingtonma.org
     
    MathCounts Schedule
     

    Informational Meeting and Training Session

    (Cafeteria)

    Wednesday Oct. 3

    2:50-4:30

    Open Try-Outs

    (Cafeteria)

    Wednesday Oct. 10

    2:50-4:30

    Invitation Only Try-Outs

    (Cafeteria)

    Wednesday, Oct. 17

    2:50-4:30

    Invitation Only Try-Outs

    (Cafeteria)

    Wednesday Oct. 24

    2:50-4:30

    Mandatory Practice

    (Cafeteria)

    Wednesday Nov. 7

    2:50-4:30

    Mandatory Practice

    (Cafeteria)

    Wednesday Nov. 14

    2:50-4:30

    Mandatory Practice

    (Cafeteria)

    Wednesday Nov. 28

    2:50-4:30

    Mandatory Practice

    (Classroom)

    Wednesday Dec. 5

    2:50-4:30

    Mandatory Practice

    (Classroom)

    Wednesday Dec. 12

    2:50-4:30

    Mandatory Practice

    (Classroom)

    Wednesday Dec. 19

    2:50-4:30

    Mandatory Practice

    (Classroom)

    Wednesday Jan. 2

    2:50-4:30

    Mandatory Practice

    (Classroom)

    Wednesday Jan. 9

    2:50-4:30

    Mandatory Practice

    (Classroom)

    Wednesday Jan. 16

    2:50-4:30

    Mandatory Practice

    (Classroom)

    Wednesday Jan. 23

    2:50-4:30

    Mandatory Practice

    (Classroom)

    Wednesday Jan. 30

    2:50-4:30

    Mandatory Practice

    (Classroom)

    Wednesday Feb. 6

    2:50-4:30

    Mandatory Practice

    (Classroom)

    *TUESDAY Feb. 12

    2:50-4:30

    Mandatory Practice

    (Classroom)

    Wednesday Feb 27

    2:50-4:30

     

     

       
       
       

     
    NEML - The New England Mathematics League 2019
     
    All  6th, 7th, and 8th grade students will take this contest in WIN BLOCK on Tuesday, February 26th, 2019. You must sign up for this electronically during extended homeroom on Friday, February 16th. If you are not signed up for the WIN offering, you will not be able to attend. No exceptions.
     
    Parents/Guardians: Your child must request this offering in homeroom on Friday February 16th. The homeroom teacher or homeroom helper will sign your child up electronically at this time. Parents/Guardians are not able to sign their child/children up electronically. No exceptions.
     
    Motivated students should ask their math teachers for previous years' NEML competitions. 
     

     
    AMC8 - 2018 The American Mathematics Contest for students in grade 8 or under 
     

    OFFICIAL ANSWERS FOR AMC8: 2018 AMC8 Solutions Packet 

    Due to a scheduling conflict, the AMC8 is no longer able to be offered during school. Please see the following updated instructions to learn how you or your child can participate.

    **All 6th, 7th and 8th grade students are welcome to participate in this contest afterschool on Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 from 3-4 pm. Students must sign up for this at school outside of room 2002, during the week of 10/29/18-11/2/18. Please make sure you put your name on the form for your grade. If students do not sign-up, they will not be able to attend.
     
    Parents/Guardians: Your child must sign up in person. Parents/Guardians are not able to register their child/children. Please do not email me to register your child. No exceptions.
     
    All students are able to take the contest officially.
     
    Motivated students should download practice problems from the AMC website.
     
    All 6th, 7th and 8th grade students are welcome to participate in this contest during WIN on Tuesday, November 13th, 2018. You must sign up for this electronically during extended homeroom on Friday, November 9th. If you are not signed up for the WIN offering, you will not be able to attend. No exceptions.
     
    Parents/Guardians: Your child must request this offering in homeroom on Friday, Novemeber 9th. The homeroom teacher or homeroom helper will sign your child up electronically at this time. Parents/Guardians are not able to sign their child/children up electronically. No exceptions.
     

     
    AMC10A & AMC10B 2019 -  The American Mathematics Contest for students in grade 10 or under 
     
    Students who score well on the AMC8 will be invited to participate in one or both of these contests: AMC10A will be held on Thursday, February 7th, 2019; AMC10B will be held on Wednesday, February 13th, 2019. Motivated students should download practice problems from the AMC website
     
    The AMC10A will be held in the Diamond Middle School Cafeteria on Thursday, February 7th from 3:00-4:30. 
     
    The AMC10B will be held in the Diamond Middle School Cafeteria on Wednesday, February 13th from 3:00-4:30. 
     

    All students are invited to take the assessment unofficially.

    *Any 7th or 8th grade students interested in official participation should see Mrs. Doonan in room 2002 to determine eligibility. (Eligibility is based on AMC8 score, then grade level, then first come first serve).*  

    SIGN-UPS FOR OFFICIAL PARTICIPATION CLOSE ON WEDNESDAY JANUARY 30TH. NO EXCEPTIONS!

     

     
    LMT - The Lexington Math Tournament at Lexington High School
     
    Motivated 6th, 7th, and 8th graders should form teams and make arrangements to get there. This is a Saturday contest usually in May.
     

     
     
    This is an international, online contest. We will offer both the Middle School and the High School versions. All 6th, 7th, and 8th graders are eligible. Ask your math teacher. Motivated students should download practice problems from the Purple Comet website
     

     
    ASMA - The American Scholastic Mathematics Association 2018-2019
     
    All students in 8th grade honors math classes will take these contests. Other motivated students should ask their math teachers if they can take some or all of them. Students have 35 minutes to answer 7 questions with a calculator.
     
    2018-2019 dates:
     
    • Contest #1 - October 11, 2018
    • Contest #2 - November 8, 2018
    • Contest #3 - December 13, 2018
    • Contest #4 - January 10, 2019
    • Contest #5 - February 14, 2019
    • Contest #6 - March 14, 2019
     

     
    EMCC - The Exeter Math Club Competition at Philips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire 2018-2019 
     
    Motivated 6th, 7th, and 8th graders should form teams and make arrangements to get there. This is a Saturday contest usually in January.
     
    Stay tuned for more information!
     
Last Modified on February 7, 2019