View from balcony as math contest students sit at a table on stage in the Hatfield Hall auditorium

K-12 Mathematics Events

Rose‑Hulman hosts opportunities for K-12 students to expand and test their knowledge of mathematics, including MATHCOUNTS and the Annual Rose‑Hulman High School Contest.
Sonia Kovalesky

Making Girls Part of the Equation

Women have been historically underrepresented in the mathematical sciences, and we want to help change that. Activities at this year's Sonia Kovalevsky Math Day for Girls include math magic, a rock paper scissors showdown, rubik's cube math, coloring puzzles from math theory and more. If you are a high school girl with an interest in mathematics, this event is for you!

Sonia Math Day for Girls
Theme: Hiding in Your Hobbies
Saturday, February 22, 2020
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Olin Hall
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m

Learn more about this year's event here


Test your skills at the annual Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Mathematics Contest on the second Saturday in November.

Each school may enter four students from each of grade, as well as an unlimited number of alternates. Team awards will be presented on the basis of the performance of the preselected team members, and alternates will be eligible for individual awards.

About the contest:

The contest consists of 20 multiple choice questions. Five points are awarded for a correct answer, and a one point penalty is assessed for an incorrect answer. Individual awards will be given for the top 12 scores in each year. There also will be three class awards for each grade level. Lastly, awards will be given to the top scoring male and female freshman and sophomores.


The MATHCOUNTS program is targeted at middle school and is a year-long program. During the Fall term, students meet with their MATHCOUNTS coach on a regular basis. In the Spring term, there are school, regional, state and national competitions. Rose-Hulman hosts the regional competitions and the state competition recently. The Rose-Hulman contact is Leanne Holder.


American Regional Mathematics Contest

The American Regional Mathematics League (ARML) holds an annual competition in June, at three different sites, in which various regional teams compete. The Rose-Hulman contact is John Rickert.

Girls' Adventures in Mathematics

The Girls' Adventures in Mathematics (GAIM) is a national team-based competition that occurs in the spring. This competition presents challenging and innovative math problems to students in this age group, contextualized in a comic book containing the stories of pioneering women from history. 

About the contest:

The competition occurs in two rounds. Round 1 is sixty minutes and consists of 16 questions designed to challenge the way teams think about problems and to encourage creative problem-solving. Round 2 is twenty minutes and is more of a research-type problem. Between rounds, competitors enjoy participating in several strategy-based games. Teams of four students from the same school compete in one of two divisions: Upper Elementary for grades 3-5 and Middle School for grades 6-8. 

Medals are awarded to a percentage of the top placing teams. the co-organizers are Leanne Holder from Rose-Hulman and Bob Fischer from Honey Creek Middle School.  

Students walking through Root Quad

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Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
5500 Wabash Avenue
Terre Haute, Indiana 47803
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