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MOEMS (Math Olympiads for Elementary and Middle School)

The contests run Nov-March. Their books are fantastic

Continental Math League

A few schools I know do these. They also run from Nov-March

Noetic Learning Math Contest

A few schools in Cherry Creek do these. The contests are in November and April

Colorado Math League

We do this one. It’s all about number sense. Fantastic contest! And books are also great. Contest is in April

Math Kangaroo

This is a great contest – kids can take this at various “centers” around Colorado. This runs in March

The Rich Morrow Math Challenge

This was started by my mentor. Only for Cherry Creek School District Students. Contest is the first Saturday in December

Beast Academy

Great curriculum for advanced math (and contest math)

Note: Many of the above contests and resources also have middle school editions.

Art of Problem Solving (AoPS)

This is THE first place to go. It has a wealth of resources, and sometimes it takes time to find them all. The MathCounts Trainer is great. So is “For the Win”. All the old AMC contests (and many others) are available, with solutions (both official and ones uploaded by users/students).


This is in November. It’s the beginning of the AMC ladder of contests, which ends with the IMO (International Math Olympiad) where each country sends its best six students. All the old AMC8 contests (with solutions) available.


This is really the top middle school math contest program. Each school brings 10 students to their “chapter” competition (in February), where individuals and teams compete. It’s SO great! Old school handbooks are all over the internet – the most recent one is linked above and others are very “Google-able”.

Colorado Math League

Same as in the Elementary Math Contests, but the middle school contests are in February. Again, their books are fantastic.

The Purple Comet

This is a great team contest in April.

Cherry Creek Math League

This league starts in September, and all Cherry Creek Middle Schools participate. Each middle school has contests and practices every monday, and each school should have more details.

Colorado Math Circle

This is Boulder and has monthly meetings which are fantastic.

Denver Math Club

This club was started by my former students. It also has monthly meetings. Get on the mailing lists for these clubs to get their updates.

AoPS Book Curriculum

If I have one recommendation for middle school advanced math students, it is to BUY some of AoPS books and work through them. They are all great. Full of great problems. Art of Problem Solving, Volume 1 is a great place to start.

Center for Bright Kids

This center has tons of resources, so I encourage you to check them out.

Westerly Creek Math Tournament

This is in Denver (in May). I don’t know much about it, but I’ve heard great things about it.

Epsilon Camp

I know a bunch of families who have loved this camp. Also, IdeaMath and MathZoom and A-Star Math and MathPath have great camps.

Julia Robinson Math Festival at CU Denver

Not sure if this is an annual thing, but last year’s (in September) was a big success

CSU Math Day

This seems to be mainly for high school students, but last year’s (in November) was a success

UNC Math Contest

This is again, for high schoolers, though middle schoolers can participate, and some have done very well. The first round in November, and the final round is in January.

Mu Alpha Theta

This is a website with WAY too much info about contests.. but perhaps you can get more ideas there.

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There’s SO much more out there…… but this should give you a good start!