Rocket City Math League (RCML) is a free, student-run mathematics competition in the United States. Run by students at Virgil I. Grissom High School in Huntsville, Alabama. RCML was started in 2001 and has been annually sponsored by the Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society. The competition consists of a team round (known as Interschool) in the fall and 3 individual rounds in the spring.
Spring Individual Rounds
The individual rounds are divided into 5 divisions: Explorer (Pre-Algebra), Mercury (Algebra I), Gemini (Geometry), Apollo (Algebra II), and Discovery (comprehensive). A student can only compete in one division that corresponds to the math course they are currently enrolled in or a higher level math course. Students may not compete in a level that corresponds to a math course they have already completed.
Round 1 Test Dates:
Explorers - Intro to Algebra: Tuesday January 22, 2019 at 3:05 – 4:00.
Mercury - Algebra 1: Tuesday January 22, 2019 at 3:05 – 4:00.
Gemini - Geometry: Tuesday January 29, 2019 at 3:05 – 4:00.
Apollo - Algebra 2: Wednesday January 30, 2019 at 3:05 – 4:00.
Discovery - any math course after Algebra 2: Thursday, January 24, 2019 from 3:45-4:30.
All Tests will take place in Room 609.
You MUST sign up in order to compete! Complete this simple google form: https://goo.gl/forms/tYDVGZBfoAvD97ld2
Previous Tests can be viewed on the RCML website: RCML
Test Information
Each test will last 45 minutes and contains 10 questions. Please note that all questions are not worth the same number of points, and that the point values are designated at the end of each question. The only materials that may be used in the contest are a pencil and plain, unlined scratch paper. Calculators or other aids may NOT be used in this competition. All answers must be marked in the answer boxes. Fractions and radical expressions must be written in simplest form. Denominators must be rationalized. Dollar signs or units are not required in your answer. All answers must be exact and answers containing fundamental constants such as “pi” or “e” must be left in terms of that constant, unless otherwise specified.
Twenty individual awards will be given in each of the five math levels to the students with the highest cumulative score at the conclusion of the three rounds. Ten team awards will be given in each of the five math levels. These will be based on the sum of the top five individual scores from the school in each division.
Round 2 Dates: specific dates and times to be determined
February 11 – March 4
Round 3 Dates: specific dates and times to be determined
March 11 – March 29
Fall Interschool Results are in!
Diamond Bar High competed for the first time in the RCML Interschool competition. In November, 29 Brahmas participated in a collaborative round of competition, completing 15 problems in 30 minutes. The results are in and out of 153 teams competing DBHS has placed 4^{th}! Way to go Brahmas!
Place |
School Name |
Score |
1 |
W.G. Enloe High School |
60 |
2 |
University High School |
55 |
2 |
Neuqua Valley High School |
55 |
2 |
Ridge High School |
55 |
2 |
Troy High School |
55 |
2 |
Vestavia Hill High School |
55 |
3 |
Stuyvesant High School |
52 |
4 |
Barrington High |
50 |
4 |
Bob Jones High School |
50 |
4 |
Diamond Bar High School |
50 |
4 |
Huron High School |
50 |
4 |
Newbury Park High School |
50 |
4 |
Okemos High School |
50 |
4 |
Palos Verdes High School |
50 |
5 |
Klein Oak High School |
48 |