Math Contests

The North Carolina State Mathematics Contest was initiated in 1979 and consists of a network of mathematics contests offered in three divisions (Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, and Comprehensive), culminating in state-level final competition. 

Regional Contests

Various universities and community colleges offer local qualifying contests, advancing top students to state-level competition.

State Contest

State finals are held concurrently at three sites in the Level 1, 2 and 3 divisions; finals for the comprehensive division are held at the NC School of Science & Math.

Other Opportunities for Students

We also organize, select, and train NC's ARML teams. ARML is "American Regions Math League," and is the only national, on-site mathematics competition in the U.S.

Go to the Math Contest web site for more information on all the contest possibilities or contact one of the co-chairs: Philip Rash ( or Jim Beuerle (

Nominate a Contest Coach for the Outstanding Coach Award

Know someone who worked with students to prepare them for the contests and did a great job?  Nominate them for the NCCTM Coach's Award!  [more info]


A Message From Our President

Karen McPherson
High School Mathematics Coach
Buncombe County Schools

You have the power to change the future of Mathematics Teaching in North Carolina.

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NCCTM Statement on Equitable Access to Quality Mathematics Instruction

Students need to experience mathematics in ways that allow them to be successful and that give them the power to change the world. This experience needs to be delivered with both excellence and equality while resonating with the lives of Black, Latinx, Indigenous, Asian, and all marginalized peoples. Racism cannot be tolerated, and we as teachers must be vigilant that we do not tolerate nor contribute to racism, bias, hate, or violence in our classrooms.

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