50th Anniversary of Mathletics

A year of learning adds up for Monterey students! 

Monterey County Office of Education

Leadership, Support and Service to Prepare All Students for Success

Dr. Deneen Guss, County Superintendent of Schools

50th Anniversary of Mathletics in Monterey County

50th Anniversary of Mathletics in Monterey County

Thursday, Apr 26, 2018

For Immediate Release – April 26, 2018


Contact: Jessica Hull / Communications and Public Relations Officer  831.784.4245 (o), 209.679.4858 (c)

Denise Green / Educational Administrator, Mathematics   831.784.4113 (o), 831.275.5382 (c)


Salinas, Calif. – Over 420 fifth through twelfth grade students from Monterey County public, charter, and private schools will assemble at Hartnell College from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, 2018 for the 50th Annual Mathletics Competition.

The morning begins with the competition, held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., where students take exams in Integrated Math, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, and Statistics. Professors then score the exams while students enjoy lunch and rotate through various STEM learning opportunities. Lunch activities this year include: an engineering design challenge, a math festival, a college fair, photo station, and a mini-film series. The Awards Ceremony begins at 2:00 p.m.

Mathletics is a math contest held each Spring to encourage excellence in math and recognize the achievements of individual students and the schools they represent. The Monterey County Office of Education and California State University, Monterey Bay Mathematics Department sponsor the event.

This year, sponsors worked diligently to pilot an updated model in two categories: Grade 5 and Integrated Mathematics 1. The pilots include an individual and collaborative portion during the two-hour competition window and will shift to increase focus on problem solving over discrete skills. Organizers are focused on continually expanding and adapting Mathletics to best meet the expectations of our future leaders.

This year’s awards opportunities have also been increased. The top high school senior taking the Advanced Calculus BC exam will receive the Richard Morgantini Scholarship of $1,250. Students will also be eligible to win the Robert P. Balles Calculus Team Scholarship, which awards $1500 to the members of the highest scoring Advanced Calculus BC team, and the Robert P. Balles Statistics Team Scholarship, which awards $1500 to the members of the highest scoring AP Statistics team. Lastly, the top high school senior taking the Statistics AP will receive the CSUMB Mathletics Professors Scholarship of $500. First, second, and third place winners in each level will receive gift cards, gift certificates and a first, second or third place medal.

Mathletics is funded in part by long-time supporter, the Monterey County Richard Morgantini Foundation, as well as Chevron North America Exploration and Production, Robert P. Balles, and Monterey Bay Mathematics Council. 

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