Quick Information

Date: Sunday, October 13, 2019
Time: 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Place: Bergen County Academies
200 Hackensack Avenue
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Eligibility: 4th to 8th grade students only. For those under 4th grade, you may register as 4th grade.
Registration: Online registration has closed, but on-site registration (on campus) is available. The fee is $45.
Contact: To discuss any issues, please email us at bcamathboosters@gmail.com.
*If your child needs a fee waiver, please contact us for a request.
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Schedule

8:30 Check-in and On-site registration
9:30 Welcoming remarks, Instructions, and Room Assignments
10:00

Examinations for students

  • Program for Parents:
  • Bergen Academies Admissions
    by the BCA Guidance Department
  • Raising a Mathematician
    by Professor George Thomas, founder of Canada/USA Mathcamp and MathPath
12:00 Lunch (included with fee) for students in exam rooms; exams are graded
1:00 Keynote Address by Professor George Thomas
2:00 Award Ceremony




Location

Bergen County Academies Bergen County Academies

200 Hackensack Avenue

Hackensack, New Jersey 07601

Rules

Note that the format of the exam has changed as of 2017. The new format is listed below:
Duration 1 hour and 15 minutes
Questions 40 Numerical Response
Check the archive for sample questions.
Participation Individual, Grade-Specific Competition
Calculators Not allowed
  • General Rules

  • Calculators are not allowed.
  • This is an individual test, so you may not communicate with anyone else taking it.
  • Once time begins, we will not answer any questions about the problems.
  • You will have 75 minutes to solve 40 problems. Once time is called, you must put down your pen or pencil and stop working.
  • Scores will be posted on the website. Your score will appear next to your identification number.
  • Specifics
  • You have a test paper, answer sheet, and scrap paper.
  • You may use space on your test paper and additional scrap paper to do work. Your answers must be written on the answer sheet. We will not look at answers written on your test paper.
  • Each problem has only one answer. If you put more than one answer for a problem, you will be marked wrong. When changing an answer, be sure to erase or cross out completely.
  • Write legibly. If the graders cannot read your answer, it will be marked incorrect.
  • Fractions should be written in lowest terms. For example, if the answer is 1/2, then 2/4 will not be accepted although the two fractions are numerically equal.
  • Please convert all mixed numbers into improper fractions.
  • Rationalize all denominators. In addition, all numbers under a square root must be squarefree.
  • All other answers should be written in simplest form.
  • Do not approximate constants.
  • If a unit is indicated in the problem, the answer must be given in that unit. For instance, if the problem asks for the answer in hours, you cannot give your answer in minutes. Furthermore, you don't need to write the unit, as the graders will assume your answer is in the units asked for in the problem.
  • There is no penalty for guessing.
  • Ties will be broken based on the number of correct responses to the last ten questions. If a tie remains, then the correct responses to the last five questions will break the tie.
  • We will announce how much time is remaining often during the test.
Remember:
These tests are difficult, and if you answer many of the questions correctly, you will have done an outstanding job. Good luck!