Virtual Math Competition

About the Competition

The RIT/NTID Math Competition is an annual competition for middle school students who are deaf or hard of hearing.

This year’s Math Competition will be virtual! 

Registration will be open by December 1st, check back for more updates as we get closer to the date!

Individuals

All deaf and hard-of-hearing who are in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade during the 2021-2022 school year are welcome. There is no fee for individual participants.

  1. Qualifiers
    1. All competitors will participate in the Qualifiers, which is a 30-question qualifying test. Math questions will start off simple and become progressively more challenging. Each question will be worth one point. Once the competitor starts the test, they will have one hour to complete the test. The test will be accompanied by a lockdown browser and a timer; any competitor that exits the browser will have their test auto-submitted and will not be permitted to return/continue the test.
       
    2. The maximum possible Qualifier score is 30.  
       
    3. Qualifiers will open 9:00am ET on March 14, 2022 and run until 5:00pm ET on March 15, 2022.
       
  2. Quarter-Finals
    1. Competitors who rank in the top 50% out of all competitors will move on to Quarter-Finals. Quarter-Finals will be composed of 15 questions, worth three points each. Once the competitor starts the test, they will have 20 minutes to complete the test. The test will be accompanied by a lockdown browser and a timer; any competitor that exits the browser will have their test auto-submitted and will not be permitted to return/continue the test.  
       
    2. Competitors who have made it to Quarter-Finals will receive notification via e-mail the evening of March 15.
       
    3. Quarter-Finals will open 9:00am ET on March 16 and run until 5:00pm ET on March 17.
       
  3. Semi-Finals
    1. The top 16 scoring competitors will be announced as semi-finalists. After the announcement, the competitor and their coach will be contacted. We will work with coaches and the competitors to set up a time to compete in the semi-finals via Zoom. There will be more information on the semi-finals closer to December 1. 
       
    2. Competitors who have made it to Semi-Finals will receive notification via e-mail the evening of March 17.
  4. Finals
    1. The top 4 scoring competitors will be announced as finalists. Finals will happen on Zoom, on Monday, March 21 at noon ET. Finals will be recorded in Zoom and shared to our NTID Youth Programs Facebook page. Finalists will be competing against each other in the same Zoom session. A total of 15 questions will be given in sequence; the four competitors will have 90 seconds to solve each question. Each correct answer is worth one point. After the 15th question, the competitor with the most points wins first place. The competitor with the second most points will place second, and so forth. If competitors are tied, sudden victory will begin until one competitor wins.

Frequently Asked Questions

The safety of all participants is our main concern, and because of COVID-19, different schools may have different restrictions on travel, gathering, and instructional methods. We want to ensure that all students who want to participate are able to!

The 2022 Virtual Math Competition will be an individual competition only. Competition details can be seen above and will be of a similar format to the 2021 Virtual Math Competition. 

We are also incorporating some fun virtual activities and social events, geared for a middle school audience, to make sure everyone is having a great time. 

Please note that any and all aspects of the Virtual Math Competition are subject to change at any time, and we appreciate your patience and understanding. If you have any questions please contact Linzie Fuechtmann at lkfnca@rit.edu

 

All deaf and hard-of-hearing 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students during the 2021-2022 school year are invited to participate. There is no limit to the number of allowed students per school/district. There is no fee to participate.

Yes! Any interested 6th, 7th, and 8th grader must have a coach “tied” to their name, even if they are participating as an individual. Coaches must be a teacher, paraprofessional, or other school/district representative. Coaches will work in tandem with the NTID Youth Programs team in relaying information to interested students, distributing and collecting completed registration forms, and coaching/readying the competitors for all levels of the competition.
 
Coaches whose students make it to the competition must accompany their students to the Finals on Zoom.

Coaches will register all students, no matter if they are participating as individuals or as a team.

Registration will open on December 1, 2021, and there will be two registration forms required for each coach and student. Registration information will be available as we get closer to the opening date.

Questions should be e-mailed to MathCompetition@ntid.rit.edu

Preparation Materials

Preparation Videos

Prime Factorization
Learn more about prime factorization—understanding prime number, factors, Least Common Multiple (LCM) and Greatest Common Factor (GCF)—learn how to solve two prime factorization problems!

Prime Factorization: Problem 1
Discover two ways to find LCM and GCF.

Prime Factorization: Problem 2
Solve two square root problems without a calculator using prime factorization.

Prime Factorization: Problem 3
Learn a quick way to use prime factorization to find the number of whole number factors in two problems.

Prime Factorization: Problem 4
Learn a quick way to use prime factorization to find the sum of whole number factors in two problems.

Area Polygon: Problem 1
Learn two strategies to find the area of a quadrilateral and the area of a square in a circle.

Area Polygon: Problem 2
More ways to find the area of a quadrilateral that does not have a clear location on the coordinate graph.

Area Polygon: Problem 3
Discover various strategies to solve for the area of an equilateral triangle.

Area Polygon: Problem 4
Learn a different way find the area of a polygon formed by connecting coordinates.

Recruitment and Motivation
Teachers: Some insights, tips and strategies for building a MATHCOUNTS competition program at your school.

Important Dates

December 1, 2022: Registration opens

For the individual competition:

  • March 14, 2022: Competition begins!
  • March 14-15, 2022: Qualifiers
  • March 15-16, 2022: Quarter Finals
  • March 17, 2022: Semi-Finals 
  • March 21, 2022: Finals

Register Today!

Registration information coming soon! 

Reach out to Outreach at NTIDoutreach@ntid.rit.edu!

 

Registration Forms

Coaches and each participant will need to fill out and submit the forms below.
Registration forms are due no later than 5:00pm ET on Monday, March 15.

Contact Us

RIT NTID Math Competition
Rochester Institute of Technology
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Lyndon Baines Johnson Building
52 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York 14623-5604
 
585-475-7695 (voice)
585-286-4555 (videophone)
585-448-9651 (text/FaceTime)

You can also contact us by email at MathCompetition@ntid.rit.edu.