Mathus Academy Annual Test Registration
Mathus Academy conducts two tests during the month of March every year - MathGenius Critical Thinking National Contest (MG for short) for 1st - 8th grade children and MathCore Common Core Prep Test (MC for short) for 3rd - 8th grade children.
MG, as the name suggests, will have Critical Thinking questions that focus on problem-solving. It is a National Contest with prize money for the top rankers. MC is purely a prep test for the standardized school tests. It is not contest. Grades will be provided, but there won’t be any ranking as the goal of MC is purely preparation for standardized school tests).
Click on the 'register for annual tests' link on www.mathusacademy.com (or select login for tests from main menu). If this is your child’s first time with Mathus Tests, please create a free account on the next page and login to the account. If your child has taken test last year, please login with the username and password you created (if your child has registered earlier than last year, but not last year, please create a new account as we moved to a new system last year).
Each child needs a different account. The account is unique to a student. Please make sure your child’s name is entered in ‘name’ and not the parent’s name. There is a separate field for parent’s name. If you have registered last year, and you notice is that your or your spouse’s name is there in place of name, please click on ‘profile’ under the name on right top and update the name.
After logging in, you will see the two tests - MathGenius Critical Thinking Contest and MathCore Common Core Prep Test. Please select the respective grade test from the dropdown, checkmark ResponseSheet for each test, read and checkmark terms and conditions, and click register. If there is fee to be paid (please see next question for fees), you will be directed to PayPal. After the payment is completed, registration will be confirmed. You will also receive an email confirming the registration. Your child is all set! Please have your child login any time between March 27 and April 4 and take the tests.
The following are the early bird fee for registrations made by Jan 31.
- MathCore Common Core Prep Test fee is $9 per student.
- MathGenius Critical Thinking National Contest fee is $19 per student.
- Each ResponseSheet fee is $9.
The following are regular fees for registrations made after Jan 31.
- MathCore Common Core Prep Test fee is $14 per student.
- MathGenius Critical Thinking National Contest fee is $24 per student.
- ResponseSheet fee is $12.
- First rank: $200
- Second rank: $100
- Third rank: $50
All three ranks prize money will be awarded if 16 are more students are registered for the grade. If the number of students in the grade is between 12 to 15, only first and second ranks will be awarded. If the number of students in the grade is between 7 to 11, only first rank will be awarded. If the number of registered students is 3 or less, no awards will be awarded (based on past years, we should have enough students in all grades to award all 3 ranks, but these are the contest rules).
Tie-breaks will be broken by the time taken for the test. If there is a tie on the time taken, tie will be broken by the score of the last 5 questions.
MathCore is purely a prep test for school standardized tests. No ranks will be provided for MathCore, but grades will be provided. If signed up for ResponseSheet, your child will also get access to all questions, answer choices, your child’s response to the questions and the step-by-step solutions.
MathCore does not require any separate preparation other than the school preparation. We do have MathCore school Math online classes that will help for school Math prep as well as for this test.