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2018 Greater New York Math Fair — Dates and Deadlines

January 5, 2018 Submission of participant list
January 29, 2018 Digital submission of papers
April 29, 2018 Judging (at Brooklyn Technical High School)

Details will be added as they are finalized.  If you wish to participate, contact us and we’ll get back to you with more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible?

High school students in the New York metropolitan area are invited to submit papers.  Submissions from advanced Junior High School students may also be considered.

At what level should I compete?

There are four levels of competition.  A participant’s level is generally determined by their current mathematics course:

Level 1    Currently taking Geometry

Level 2    Currently taking non-honors Algebra 2 / Trig

Level 3    Currently taking honors Algebra 2 / Trig or Pre-Calculus

Level 4    Currently taking, or have completed, Calculus

What is an appropriate length for a paper? 

Papers at Levels 1 and 2 are typically around 10 pages in length.  Some papers at Level 3 and 4 are around 10 pages in length and some are longer.  The length of the paper is less important than the content of the paper.  The paper should demonstrate the substantial and authentic mathematical work of the student; it should not be primarily a regurgitation of other sources.

What does a math research paper look like?

Click here for some examples of how to structure a mathematical investigation.

What is the cost of participating in the Greater New York Math Fair?

There is an entrance fee of $25 per school plus $8 per paper.  This partially covers some of the administrative costs of the fair, like printing, T-shirts, and medals.

How do I learn more about the Greater New York Math Fair?

Contact us here for more information.