MATHCOUNTS Trainer Contest

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MATHCOUNTS Trainer Contest

The MATHCOUNTS Trainer Contest will run from August 15, 2020 through April 5, 2021. The contest is open to students enrolled in the Middle School Contest Math class. Eligible students will see the participation button on top of this page once they've logged into their student accounts. All dates and times about the contest are provided in GMT.


Students gain points for every problem answered correctly from August 15, 2020 through 8:00pm ET / 5:00pm PT April 5, 2021.

  • Students earn 100, 200, 300, and 400 points for correctly solving a school, chapter, state, and national level problem, respectively.
  • If the same question is answered correctly multiple times, only the first correct answer during the contest will earn full points, and each of the other correct answers will earn 20% of the full points.
  • There is no penalty for answering questions incorrectly. Points can only be earned, not lost.
  • Students only compete for prizes with those who enrolled in the same AoPS Academy course.
  • Ties will be broken based on the longest streak, with the student who had the most consecutive days earning points through the duration of the contest being ranked higher (note that this does not necessarily coincide with the student's current streak). In the event that two students also have the same longest streak, they will be tied in the rankings. For a day to count towards a student's streak, they must earn points prior to 11:59 PM GMT. With this in mind, we encourage students to set aside a consistent time each day to work on math contest problems.


Prizes for the top 10 students in each eligible course will be awarded after the contest ends. Top scorers will be awarded Amazon gift cards in the amounts shown below.

  • 1st place: $100
  • 2nd place: $75
  • 3rd place: $50
  • 4th - 6th place: $25
  • 7th - 10th place: $10

Students must be enrolled in the corresponding course at AoPS Academy on April 5, 2021, to be eligible for a prize.

Students can start to earn points on August 15, 2020, but the scores and leaderboards will not be revealed here until sometime in early October.

Leaderboards (View All Campuses)

Scores were last updated Saturday, January 16th, 2021 7:00 pm EST

MATHCOUNTS Trainer Contest
Lexington Campus

Middle School Contest Math

Name Score Rank
Eric Y 701,460 1
Danyang X 436,020 2
Wanrui H 412,080 3
Nikhil B 165,900 4
Michael F 98,600 5
Alex K 56,200 6
Khushal G 36,700 7
Luca Z 30,400 8
Snehal B 16,500 9
Averie L 15,500 10
Ray C 11,600 11
Arnav S 11,200 12
Sanna J 11,100
Hansen S 9,600
Abdulwahab B 6,100
Katherine T 2,200
Tomas H 200
Jason Z 100

Honorable Mentions

Highest points earned in a single day

We only show the top 3 students in each course, including all students who tie for 3rd place.
MS Contest Math
Eric Y
80720 points
Danyang X
38400 points
Wanrui H
23900 points

Most consecutive days earning points:

We only show the top 3 students in each course, including all students who tie for 3rd place.
MS Contest Math
Eric Y
37 days
2020-11-04 - 2020-12-10
Wanrui H
29 days
2020-12-19 - 2021-01-16
Michael F
19 days
2020-10-13 - 2020-10-31
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