National Math Bee Finals

There are 3 levels of competition in Math Bee:
 MB1 (Math Bee Level 1): Grades 1 and 2
 MB2 (Math Bee Level 2): Grades 3, 4 and 5
 MB3 (Math Bee Level 3): Grades 6, 7 and 8
 A 1st rank winner at the National Finals of the North South Foundation math bee level 3 (MB3) contest is not eligible for competing in this and future math bee contests conducted by the Foundation (National winners of MB1 and MB2 can participate ONLY in MB2 and MB3 bees, respectively). A contestant who participated in a higher level bee cannot participate in a lower level bee in subsequent years.
 The syllabus for the Math Bee, levelwise, can be found on this website. 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.
 ONLINE Math bees (MB1 to MB3) are held in two phases, both Phases I and II are written.
 Only your answer choice entries, from the provided multiple choices, are recorded, and graded. Students are not required or enabled to upload their scratch paperwork showing the method that they used. There is no partial credit for steps.
 Students can change their selected answer for any question within a phase, during the phase’s allocated time during the contest, until they click the ‘SUBMIT’ button or the contest time expires, whichever is earlier. Once a contestphase is submitted or if the time runs out, the phase cannot be reopened and no answers for that phase can be changed.
 There are NO negative points for incorrect answers. The contestant will be awarded one point for each correct answer and zero for each incorrect answer.
 Contestants may use blank paper sheets, pens and pencils for scratch work and calculations.
 Contestants must not use calculators, books, handwritten or electronic notes, websites, phones, smart watches, or any other form of external help – in person, or by messaging/emails/etc.
 All questions will be multiplechoice type, and the answers will be electronically graded.
 Scores will be displayed after the submission of contests.
 Contestant video always needs to be turned ON during the contest. Be prepared to turn the audio on upon request during the contest.
 Please make sure to use Chrome as browser and test out audio and video capabilities before the contest date.
 No other individual(s), including parents are NOT allowed in the room during the contest.
 Each contestant will access the test paper ONLINE with 25 questions along with multiple answer choices. Contestants must select their answer choices and SUBMIT before the Phase 1 time expires.
 All participants will move on to Phase II.
 In Phase II, each contestant will be given the same set of 20 questions to answer them. The maximum time allowed to answer the 20 questions is 15 minutes for MB2 and MB3. The maximum time allowed to answer the 20 questions is 20 minutes for MB1 alone.
 Each contestant will access test paper ONLINE with 20 questions along with multiple answer choices. Contestants must select their answer choices and SUBMIT before the Phase 2 time expires.
 Winners are first determined based on the combined scores of Phase I (25 questions) and II (20 questions). The firstplace winner who is ahead by at least one point will be declared as the champion. If there is any tie for the top ten positions, it is broken as per the tiebreaker rules outlined below.
 To break the ties, the scheme outlined below is followed in the order given until the tie is broken or the end is reached:
 Combined Phase I and II score
 Phase I score alone
 Phase I score among questions 2125
 Phase I score among questions 1620
 Phase I score among questions 1115
 Phase I score among questions 110
 Phase II score among questions 1620
 Phase II score among questions 1115
 Phase II score among questions 110
 If the above steps fail to break the tie in question, NSF may use additional measures including grade level and date of birth to resolve the tie.
 We reserve the right to modify the above rules or declare joint winners for a rank in extreme situations.
In addition to all the general contest rules stated by North South Foundation, the following rules are applicable for ONLINE Math Bee Competition.
Phase I (Written):
In Phase I, each contestant will be given the same set of 25 questions to answer them. The maximum time allocated to answer the 25 questions is 40 minutes.Phase II (Written):
Winners and Ranks:
Tiebreaker Rules 110:
This page contains resources for preparation for the Math Bee conducted by NSF. The resources are categorized by level.
Math Bee Level 1 (Grades 1, 2): Online Resources
 Critical Thinking Skills  Teaching your kid how to think rather than what to think www.criticalthinking.com.

Khan Academy  Free Video LecturesArithmetic  www.khanacademy.org/#arithmeticDevelopmental Math 1  www.khanacademy.org/#developmentalmathDevelopmental Math 2  www.khanacademy.org/#developmentalmath2
 Math Kangaroo for grades 2 and above www.mathkangaroo.org
 CML (Continental Math League) www.continentalmathematicsleague.com
Math Bee Level 1 (Grades 1, 2): Books (Workbooks  each book has hundreds of word problems)

Singapore Math (
www.singaporemath.com):
 Primary Math Work Books US Edition: 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B
 Primary Math Intensive Practice U.S. Edition: 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B
 Challenging Word Problems for Primary Mathematics: 1, 2
Math Bee Level 2 (Grades 3, 4, 5): Online Resources

Khan Academy  Free Video LecturesArithmetic  www.khanacademy.org/#arithmeticDevelopmental Math 1  www.khanacademy.org/#developmentalmathDevelopmental Math 2  www.khanacademy.org/#developmentalmath2PreAlgebra  www.khanacademy.org/#prealgebraGeometry  www.khanacademy.org/#geometryWorked Examples 1 www.khanacademy.org/#californiastandardstestgeometry
 Math League for grades 4 and above www.themathleague.com
 Math Olympiad: www.moems.org
 CML (Continental Math League) www.continentalmathematicsleague.com
Math Bee Level 2 (Grades 3, 4, 5): Books (Workbooks  each book has hundreds of word problems)

Singapore Math (www.singaporemath.com)a. Primary Math Work Books US Edition: 3A, 3B, 4A, 4B, 5A, 5Bb. Primary Math Intensive Practice U.S. Edition: 3A, 3B, 4A, 4B, 5A, 5Bc. Challenging Word Problems for Primary Mathematics: 3, 4, 5
Math Bee Level 3 (Grades 6, 7, 8): Online Resources
 Book for advanced middle school students: the Art of Problem Solving, Volume 1: the Basics, By Sandor Lehoczky and Richard Rusczyk
 Practice problems from middle school students: (Past AMC8 tests and solutions); CD  AJHSME & AMC 8 (19852007); http://amc.maa.org/dpublication/publication.shtml
 Book for high school students: the Art of Problem Solving, Volume 2: and Beyond, By Richard Rusczyk and Sandor Lehoczky

Khan Academy  Free Video LecturesAlgebra  www.khanacademy.org/#algebraWorked Examples 1  www.http://www.khanacademy.org/#californiastandardstestalgebraiWorked Examples 2  www.http://www.khanacademy.org/#ck12orgalgebra1examplesWorked Examples 3  www.http://www.khanacademy.org/#californiastandardstestalgebraiiWorked Examples 4  www.http://www.khanacademy.org/#algebraiworkedexamplesGeometry  www.khanacademy.org/#geometryWorked Examples 1 www.khanacademy.org/#californiastandardstestgeometryTrigonometry  www.khanacademy.org/#trigonometryProbability  www.khanacademy.org/#probabilityStatistics  www.khanacademy.org/#statisticsPrecalculus  www.khanacademy.org/#precalculus
 MATHCOUNTS  Free: www.mathcounts.org
 Math League www.themathleague.com
 Algebra1 Concepts (Conceptwise Book Series by Vaishali Patil) (Volume 1)  https://www.amazon.com/dp/069283771X
 Math Olympiad: www.moems.org
 Alcumus Online Learning system adjusting to student performance (Algebra and Probability) www.artofproblemsolving.com/Alcumus/Introduction.php
 For the Win game on AOPS. Helps to improve speed. Documentation is at the link below: www.artofproblemsolving.com/Edutainment/FTW/documentation.php
 Jason Batterson's website agmathematics.com has a collection of mock papers/ speed drills etc., for MATHCOUNTS preparation agmathematics.com/57427/index.html
 Saab: Preparation Drills for MATHCOUNTS MATHCOUNTS.saab.org/mc.cgi
 AMC  8 (American Math Competition): www.unl.edu/amc/eexams/e4amc08/amc8.shtml
 CML (Continental Math League): www.continentalmathematicsleague.com
 SAT and SAT II  www.collegeboard.com
 ACT www.act.org
 Ez Math Trix: (DVD/Video) 2004