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September 2016

The Twelfth Rockdale Math Competition


The 12th RMC was held on September 24, 2016.

We had a total of 143 four-person teams which registered this year before the deadline. This required some creative use of space to accommodate the largest registration in the history of the competition.

As with the previous few years, we offered an ARML-style competition, with a Power, Team, Relay, and Individual rounds. Each school was invited to bring a four-student teams in each of middle school, junior varsity, or varsity. The new format of the Relay round (which was introduced last year) was kept: all four team members work on the problems together, but the answer each questions after the first, you had to use answers to the previous problems.

As with previous years, we continued the weighting of the Individual Round problems based on how many participants incorrectly answered each question (see the October 2013 page for more details). This file shows the percentage of participants who got each problem incorrect, and thus, these were the weights assigned to each problem.



The competition papers will be included in the second “Problem Book” for the years 2015 to 2024.


Team trophies were awarded--as usual--to the top 3 teams in each of middle school, junior varsity, and varsity per classification. The recognition for high-scoring individuals was changed. We did not recognize the top 12 students as in the past. Rather, we awarded the highest-scoring students in each of middle school, junior varsity, and varsity a Championship Medal. We also awarded the highest scoring student from each school a School Winner Medal. This eliminated the need for a tie-breaker round, since each students who scores the highest is declared the “champion”. Additionally, the overall first place team winners won a Rockdale Math Competition T-shirt.

Listed here are all team rankings per level and the top individual winners in each category.

The Rockdale Mathematics Competition Problem Book

Published by RMMT Publishing, 2015 Paperback, 8.5 by 11 in, 363 pages

$29.95 for print edition
$24.95 for electronic download pdf