Established in 2012, the Math Circle Competition Team (MCCT) meets weekly on LSU's campus to practice for national-level high school math and coding competitions. We hold math practice every Sunday from 1:30PM-3:00PM and coding practice from 3:00PM-4:30PM. Math Circle helps to subsidize competition expenses like travel and housing, minimizing per student cost of tournament attendance. The math team's coaches are Steven Olsen, Amy Adair, Sonia Azad, and Tom Ayton; the coding team's coach is Josh Parnell. If you are a local high schooler interested in joining the team, please register at this link or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. New this year, we also invite New Orleans-area students to join the New Orleans math team via the same registration link. You need only register once for the team. The math tournaments we compete in are found below.
HMMT: The Harvard-MIT Mathematics Tournament
HMMT Nov. 2017 will take place on Saturday, November 11th.
With 900 participants, HMMT is one of the largest on-site math contests in the United States. It is run exclusively by Harvard and MIT students, and regularly fields hundreds of top teams from the US and abroad. In the November 2016 tournament, the MCCT Team A earned 47th place out of 147 international teams.
AMC: The American Mathematics Competition
The AMC 10/12 will take place in February 2018.
The American Mathematics Competition is one of the most widely-known national math competitions, and is the first in a series of tests to determine the US team for the International Math Olympiad. Students who score highly on the AMC advance to the American Invitational Mathematics Exam (AIME) in March.
BMT: The Berkeley Mathematics Tournament
BMT 2018 will take place in March 2018.
The Berkeley Math Tournament is another highly prestigious math competition for high schoolers, run exclusively by Berkeley students.
ARML: The American Regions Math League Competition
ARML 2018 will take place in June 2018.
The American Regions Mathematics League competition is an annual high school math tournament held simultaneously at four different sites in the US. The tournament regularly fields over 100 top math teams, both nationally and internationally.