BARC 2018(Bighelp Boston Area Regional Contests 2018)

Rules for Bighelp Math Bee Contest

We encourage participants and parents to read these rules prior to their children appearing for the Math Bee contest.

Eligibility: Children from 1st grade to 8th grade are eligible to participate.

Registration: Participants must register online.

Grades 1: Leve1 1

Grades 2: Level 2

Grades 3: Level 3

Grades 4: Level 4

Grades 5th & 6th: Level 5

Grades 7th & 8th: Level 6


Below are the sample question papers for your reference.
2011 Level 1.
2011 Level 2.
2011 Level 3.
2011 Level 4.
2011 Level 5.

Note:
Children can opt to contest for higher level than their eligibility level defined above. However, higher grade children can't pick lower level.

Format: Question paper will have total 30 questions and participant is expected to answer all of the 30 questions. Total 60 minutes will be given to answer all 30 questions. The championship will be decided based on the score received.

Calculators: Calculators are NOT allowed at any time of the contest

Syllabus: Grade level syllabus. Although we try to limit to the State prescribed grade level syllabus, it should be understood that any syllabus can only act as a guideline, but in the same given category of syllabus, the level of difficulty can vary dramatically from a beginner to an advanced level.

Illegible writing: Unclear and illegible writing might be open for misinterpretation. So, contestants are expected to write clearly and legibly. The decision of the judges is final.

Negative Points: There will be NO negative points for any incorrect answer.

Championship: 3 winners (first, second & third places) will be declared for each level.

Prizes: Certificate and a trophy will be awarded to winners.

Tiebreak: In case of a tie for any winning position, coordinators may use weightage method to resolve the tie or award joint winners.

Pencils: Contestants should bring their own pencils and sharpeners.

Drinks: Participants should make sure they drink or eat enough food before the contests to be able maintain their energy levels until the completion of the contests. Please bring your own water bottle to the classroom.

Answer Sheets: Answer sheets shall be returned to parents at the end of the event. It is parent's responsibility to collect them from coordinators at the venue. All uncollected sheets will be discarded after the event.

Coordinator's role: The coordinator is the judge who will uphold the rules and validate the answer papers. They are in complete control of the contest, and their decision is final on all questions.

Copy of rules: Copy of rules: It is parent's responsibility to get the copy of rules from the website.

Special needs: Special needs: Math Bee coordinators will strive to provide accommodation for spellers who have physical challenges. All requests for Math Bee coordinators to accommodate special needs involving sight, hearing, speech, or movement should be directed to Math Bee coordinators well in advance of the Math Bee date. The judges have discretionary power to amend requirements on a case-by-case basis for contest participants with diagnosed medical conditions involving sight, hearing, speech, or movement.

Please note: Bighelp is not associated with any of the local or national Math Bees, these rules are exclusively customized for the Bighelp annual fundraising event. It is the responsibility of participants to check the rules of other Math Bee contests before appearing them.