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.
Our competition team at Harvard-MIT Mathematics Tournament, Nov 2018.
The team practices every Sunday and is the only national-level math competition team in Louisiana. Math Circle helps to subsidize competition expenses like travel and housing, minimizing per student cost of tournament attendance.
Math practice is held every Sunday from 1:30-3:30 PM. Please note that our practice time has been changed from previous years.
MCCT focuses on preparing 8th-12th grade students for the American Mathematics Competition and engaging students in higher level mathematics! Click on the pdf to learn more about our competition team, including many resources for self-study and a list of notable competitions.
We will have practice every Sunday except for the following dates:
Feb 2 (due to CMIMC)
Feb 23 (due to Mardi Gras)
March 29 (due to LSU Spring Holiday)
April 19 (due to Easter)
We have not yet decided our final practice date, but it will either be in April or May.
We compete in the American Mathematics Competition, Harvard-MIT Math Tournament, Berkeley Math Tournament, and more!
Upcoming Fall Competitions
Many mathematics and coding competitions are online and free. Join in on the fun by registering for one of the competitions below!
American Mathematics Competition (AMC) 10/12: Jan 30, Feb 5
LSU Mathematics Contests: March 14
Berkeley Mathematics Tournament (BMT): April 4
Purple Comet Math Meet: April 21-30, online, FREE
Please refer to the Open House Packet for a more complete list of competitions to compete in.
Find out how you can earn points for your team in USMCA's National Circuit.
Attend HMMT with us to explore MIT and Harvard before applying!
HMMT Nov. 2018 took place on Saturday, November 10th.
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.
The AMC 10/12 took place on February 7 and 13, 2019.
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.
CMIMC 2020 will take place on Feb 1, 2020.
The Carnegie Mellon Informatics and Mathematics Competition is one of the first math competitions to also include computer science in its competition, and it's run exclusively by CMU students. The computer science round is designed to have no programming knowledge required.
ARML 2019 took place on May 31 and June 1, 2019.
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.
BMT 2019 took place on April 7, 2019.
The Berkeley Math Tournament is another highly prestigious math competition for high schoolers, run exclusively by Berkeley students.