What We Do
The League exists to identify students who have unusual mathematical ability, to give them recognition and encouragement, to bring them together with similarly gifted students, and to give them the opportunity to study topics not commonly taught in the high school curriculum.
League activities are focused on students with unusual mathematical ability, but they are inextricably related to other concerns in mathematics education. We have always believed that a program for gifted students is shortsighted if it is not developed in a way that strengthens mathematics education for all students.
How We Work
Member schools belong to a division of five to ten schools that often are aligned with their athletic conference competitors. Each school competes with a team of up to eight students and an unlimited number of individual participants. The schools in each division come together for five meets each season. The season runs from early November to early February.
The top scoring team, and in some circumstances the top two teams, and the top scoring students in each division are invited to the State Tournament which is held on the second Monday in March at South St Paul High School.
Currently there are 172 schools in the League in 25 divisions. Over 3,000 students participate.