View Full Version : Need advice on Math League!

12-28-2013, 10:20 PM
Has anyone worked with a local school to allow them to have their school-free kid participate in a Math League competition, officially? I see that they have recently, due to large demand, begun allowing homeschoolers to participate officially, but under the aegis of their local public school, and the homeschool parent proctors the test for their child (whatever that means!).

If anyone has pulled this off, I would like to know the ins and outs, before I call up the Math Specialist (what's a Math Specialist? We just had math teachers in school, or in our case in 4th grade, a single teacher for all subjects, so I am ignorant of all these new things) at the local middle school where 4th grade is now a part.

I could just call her up and ask, but a bit of homework first couldn't hurt. Does a homeschooled kid harm or help the local PS's standing in the competition, for example? Thanks for any advice, if anyone else here has BTDT.

While we're on it, anyone else have a kid hungering for competitions, and it seems like it's all school-based? Ugh.

12-28-2013, 10:34 PM
You should ask on the AOPS board - they are all about math competitions. I know there were some where homeschoolers were unable to compete - something about zoning, like they were worried kids would identify as homeschoolers so that the best and brightest from several districts could join to make on 'team' and have an unfair advantage. Which sounded rather like hogwash to me . . .