Who may join the team?
Any student in 6th-12th grade.
My child is in elementary school but is taking middle school or high school math. May he/she join?
Is there a tryout?
There is no tryout to to join the team and come to practice. There is a selection process to form the teams for ARML, HMMT, and PUMaC.
How do I register?
All you need to do is sign up for the mailing list and bring a release form to your first practice. Both can be found on the "Join the Team" page.
Is there a fee to participate?
No, thanks to our generous sponsor, Jump Trading!
There only costs for team-organized activities are (1) dinner at the ARML competition and (2) travel and food for HMMT and PUMaC (travel is heavily subsidized, though may not be completely covered).
There may be costs for other competitions which are not team-organized, such as CMIMC.
When is practice?
4-6:30pm on Sundays during the CMU school year and in May. For a full listing of the current semester's practice dates, see the Calendar page.
Where is practice?
On CMU's Campus. Due to CMU's room-booking process, the rooms change semester-to-semester and sometimes week-to-week. The exact practice location is always in the week's information email, sent out via the mailing list.
What is the difference between JV and Varsity practice?
Firstly, varsity practice covers more difficult problems. Each week, the two practices focus on a similar (if not the same) topic. JV practice assumes less background knowledge, especially on topics that are usually covered in Algebra 2 or Precalculus.
How do I swtich from JV to Varsity?
Each semester, C.J. and Alex discuss who should be moved up (if anyone). If we feel you are ready, we will invite you.
If you feel ready to switch and have not yet been invited to do so, talk to C.J. or Alex. We'll make the final call, but it's certainly helpful to know your feelings and concerns.
Is there food provided in practice?
Yes. We usually get pizza, with a few exceptions.
I have a dietary restriction and cannot eat the pizza. Is there food for me?
You're in good company! I (C.J.) also can't eat the pizza. I always bring another snack option (that's usually a bit healthier). Let us know what your needs are and we'll figure something out.
Are there practices in the summer?
The last couple summers we've had an informal get-together about once a month.