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Noetic Learning Math Contest

Chadbourne Elementary, Fall 2021


What is the Noetic Learning Math Contest?

The Noetic Learning Math Contest (NLMC) is a semiannual problem-solving contest for elementary and middle school students. The goal of the contest is to develop students' problem-solving skills, to encourage their interest in math, and to inspire them to excel in math.


Who can participate?

Chadbourne students in Grade 2 to Grade 6 are welcome to participate.


When is the Noetic Math contest?

The online testing window is from 11 November 8:00 AM CST - 24 November 11:59 PM CST. Students take the test online, at a time convenient to them during this period. 

Students are given 45-50 minutes to solve 20 problems.


Noetic Math at Chadbourne

CFFA will register Chadbourne students wishing to participate in this contest. 

Parents are responsible for preparing their students for the contests and ensuring that they take the online test between November 11-24, 2021. CFFA or Chadbourne Staff will NOT be conducting any training sessions.


Online format for the contests 

Test is taken on the NLMC portal. Each registered student will have a unique login and password that will be sent to them prior to the contest period. 


Test Requirements

Each student is responsible for the following to be able to take the online test:

  • A computer (Windows OS or Mac OS or Chrome OS)

  • An up-to-date version of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari

  • High speed internet access

  • Scratch paper

  • Pencils

  • A quiet place


Study Materials and Sample Problems

  • You could try their Problem of the Week challenges.

  • Signup for sample contest problems.

  • The best way is to study the problems and solutions from the previous tests. Optional: You may purchase sets of contest problems and solutions from their website.

  • Optional: Students may also opt to participate in Challenge Math Online, a weekly practice program that offers advanced problem-solving questions.


Awards and Certificates

  • National Honor Roll Medal:  The top 10% of all participants in each grade will receive 'National Honor Roll' medals.

  • Team Winner Medal: The highest scorer of each team will receive a 'Team Winner' medal.

  • Team Achievement Plaque: The top 10% of teams (excluding after-school institution teams and homeschool teams) will receive Team Achievement Plaques.

  • National Honorable Mention Ribbons: The top 50% of all participants in each grade

  • Printable Award Certificates: All award recipients  

  • Printable Participation Certificates: All contest participants  

  • Public (Web) recognition: All National Honor Roll and Honorable Mention recipients.

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