San Diego Math League Fall Competition (SDML I)

Date: Saturday, November 4 <<< This date is tentative; some details need confirmation

Location: Pepper Canyon Hall (see below)

Time: 8:30am - 11:00am+

This is an internal SDMC event, for SDMC members only.  There is no signup for this event; we encourage all 6th - 12th grade members to participate, and we plan for full attendance.

Grading will be done in real time, with top bracket scores announced and awards given out in person about 20-30 minutes after the exam ends.

For many students, the exams will be administered in the same classroom as normally used for Saturday morning math classes, but room assignments are made by GRADE and not by ability group, so some will room assignments will differ; please pay attention to the following:

Pepper Canyon Hall 122        Grade 6  (no 5th grade) Mostly Fermat

Pepper Canyon Hall 106        Grades 7 & 8 Mostly Euler

Pepper Canyon Hall 109        Grades 9 & 10 Mostly Gauss << awards session here

Pepper Canyon Hall 121        Grades 11 & 12 Cauchy

Pepper Canyon Hall 120        Administrative Center / Grading Room


Please note that for this event we ask our 5th grade students to take a holiday.  This is partly related to space limitations, but also we find that the content of our middle school SDML contests is usually too demanding for 5th grade skill levels.

The San Diego Math League competitions are multiple-choice and short-answer in format. Middle School students may participate in the High School division if they choose, but this is not generally to their advantage.  High School students may not participate in the Middle School Division

SDML scores are the sole qualifying criteria considered for the San Diego Math Olympiad.

We need a lot of Parent Volunteers for this event:  to supervise student check-in, and to proctor the exams in each room, and grade the exams in real time.  We need more real-time parent support for the SDMLs than for any other events in our season.

The exam content is generously provided by the experts at the Art of Problem Solving.