M.A.T.H. Bowl

Elementary M.A.T.H. Bowl

The competition will be made up of four rounds with a maximum of five different team members competing in each round. Each round shall consist of eight multiple-choice questions, varying in difficulty. The competition will be based on The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics publication Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics. This includes thirteen curriculum standards. Any student enrolled in grades 4-6 is eligible to compete on that school’s team. Schools may select their teams in any manner and with any additional criteria they choose.



M.A.T.H. Coach Handbook
Indiana Academic Mathematics Standards
Subject Teaching Videos
Academic Competition Product Order Form
Recruitment Poster

NEW! M.A.T.H. Bowl Subject Presentation
(from Lead Question Writer Denise Buckingham)

Practice Questions
The following links are PDF versions of the 2015 and 2018 contests for coaches to use during team practices ahead of the 2021 M.A.T.H. Bowl contest. These 2 years feature questions relating to the 2021 topic of Algebraic Thinking.

2015 Invitational Contest

Answers Separate  –  Answers with Questions
2015 Area Contest
Answers Separate  –  Answers with Questions
2018 Invitational Contest
Answers Separate  –  Answers with Questions
2018 Area Contest
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Important M.A.T.H. Bowl Dates

Hosting Invitationals

M.A.T.H. Bowl Invitationals are local competitions that schools host as a way to practice for the Area competition. Invitationals are NOT a requirement. If you are interested in hosting an invitational, download the question order form.

M.A.T.H. Bowl News

Academic Coach
of the Year

Anyone who serves as an academic coach during the school year is eligible for this award, and can be nominated by their principal, another coach, coordinator or volunteer. One academic coach from each level of competition (elementary, middle/junior and senior) is recognized at our annual Academic Coaches Conference.

Join DSP

In order to participate in Department of Student Programs (DSP) sponsored academic competitions, cheer competitions, Student Day at the Legislature, MLK Essay contest, and any other DSP programs, schools must maintain a current membership in DSP.

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