6th-9th graders statewide invited to 22nd LSMSA math competition

The Math and Computer Science department at Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA) invites Louisiana sixth through ninth graders to register for its 22nd annual LSMSA McGrath Math Competition on Thursday, November 16 in the LSMSA gym and auditorium. Campus tours will be available the day of the competition. Schools must register by Friday, November 3 atwww.LSMSA.edu/MathCompetition.

To be eligible to participate, students must not be enrolled in or have previously taken Algebra II or any higher mathematics course. The competition will consist of individual and team portions. Schools may bring as many students as they wish to take the individual test, but only 12 students from each school may participate in the team competition due to space constraints. Exercises in each contest will come from Algebra, Geometry, and other areas of mathematics, but not from any specific curriculum, with questions designed to challenge students to draw from their knowledge of mathematics and to think logically, synthesize concepts, and solve problems.

LSMSA, ranked a World’s Best Boarding School by Fortune magazine, is a tuition-free, public high school for high-achieving rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors with a nominal room and board fee to cover housing, meals, and campus activities. The LSMSA Foundation offers assistance for families in need to ensure no eligible student is denied the school’s 40-year legacy of a premium college-level living/learning experience. For more information about LSMSA’s application process or to apply for the 2024-25 school year, please visit https://www.lsmsa.edu/apply.