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Rocket City Mathematics League

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.


Fall Team Rounds

Check back here later for the dates for the team competition.

Use this link for contest descriptions and archived test files.

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 2 Test Dates:

Intro to Algebra (Explorers), Algebra 1 (Mercury), Geometry (Gemini), and Algebra 2 (Apollo): <oops!  check back hear later!>

Any math course after Algebra 2 (Discovery): <oops!  check back hear later!>

All Tests will take place in Room 660.


You MUST sign up in order to compete! Complete this simple google form: <oops!  check back hear later!>

You do NOT need to sign up again if you already signed up to compete in Round 1.



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 3 Dates: specific dates and times to be determined