Alcumus Contest

Alcumus Contest

The Alcumus Contest runs from 5:00am ET August 24, 2019 to 5:00am ET April 7, 2020, and is open to AoPS Academy students enrolled in Prealgebra, Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2. Eligible students will see the participation button on top of this page once they've signed into their student accounts.

Rules

The Alcumus Contest is split into four divisions, one for each of the four courses for which the contest is available. Students must be enrolled in the corresponding AoPS Academy course to participate in the contest. The contest uses the AoPS online learning system Alcumus, which is divided into 5 subjects. The subjects that will be used to determine the scores for students in each division are as follows:

  • Prealgebra: Prealgebra, Number Theory
  • Algebra 1: Algebra, Counting & Probability
  • Geometry: Geometry
  • Algebra 2: Intermediate Algebra

For example, a student who is enrolled in Algebra 1 will only earn contest points from problems in the Algebra and Counting & Probability subjects in Alcumus for the Algebra 1 Division of the contest. Students who are enrolled in multiple AoPS Academy courses may compete separately in multiple divisions, earning points in each respective division when solving problems in corresponding Alcumus subjects.

To change subject and topic in Alcumus, students can click the "Change Focus" link in the upper left box.

Students earn points for each Alcumus problem solved during the contest. Students may encounter some problems multiple times during the contest. The first time a student encounters a problem between 5:00am ET August 24, 2019 and 5:00am ET April 7, 2020, the student will earn between 250 and 1000 points for solving the problem correctly, with harder problems worth more points than easier problems. No points are earned if the problem is not solved correctly. If the student encounters the problem again during the contest and solves it correctly, then the second and third correct answers will each award 1/6 of the points available the first time the student encountered the problem. No further points will be awarded for solving the same problem.

Prizes

Prizes for the top 18 students in each eligible course will be awarded at the Spring Awards Ceremony. Top scorers will be awarded Amazon gift cards in the amounts shown below.

  • 1st place: $100
  • 2nd place: $75
  • 3rd place: $50
  • 4th - 8th place: $25
  • 9th - 18th place: $10

Students must be enrolled in the corresponding course at AoPS Academy on April 7, 2020, to be eligible for a prize.

Leaderboards (View All Campuses)

Scores were last updated Wednesday, April 8th, 2020 2:00 am PDT

AoPS Alcumus Contest
San Diego - Carmel Valley Campus

Prealgebra

Name Score Rank
Aarush K 2,456,274 1
James G 1,724,367 2
Ethan G 977,440 3
Kaylee Y 920,131 4
Rachael M 671,208 5
Emily W 666,670 6
Alice L 659,526 7
Trevor H 558,090 8
Emma L 551,693 9
Andrew S 392,577 10
Shashini C 382,975 11
Kanhay P 331,233 12
Evan C 265,701 13
Marcus W 250,769 14
Justin W 246,671 15
Iris K 241,962 16
Lisa P 239,128 17
Ethan F 215,999 18
Isabella F 195,663 19
Ellie C 193,918 20
Madelynn C 185,836 21
Eddie G 176,843 22
Dylan Y 102,007 23
Aarya A 100,243 24
Amy Y 96,229 25
Naisha P 76,652 26
Ethan S 72,318 27
Rudransh G 68,438 28
Sophie L 65,906 29
Michelle S 65,763 30
Ashirvad C 64,062 31
Edward K 62,875 32
Kayley X 60,356 33
Ethan H 47,174 34
Luming W 41,183 35
Henry H 41,158 36
Ava K 37,973 37
Daniel H 37,533 38
Ryan H 35,878 39
Janet Y 35,342 40
Anna Z 35,272 41
Aditya D 35,114 42
David L 31,818 43
Alexander B 31,482 44
Derek Y 25,838 45
Brian K 24,245 46
Kaashvi K 21,296 47
Ethan W 18,233 48
Brynn L 17,842 49
Leanne F 17,786 50
Ronit K 15,706 51
Evelyn B 14,238 52
Claire G 7,673 53
Hudson J 6,819 54
Kyla B 6,716 55
Aryan M 6,612 56
Angie H 6,214 57
Terry X 5,699 58
Olivia W 5,181 59
Cole S 4,808 60
Pallav A 4,034 61
William Y 3,635 62
Prakruti B 2,923 63
Hayley L 2,650 64
Sharanya T 1,727 65
Jonah L 1,322 66
Rithvik M 1,188 67
Nathan Y 1,070 68
Jenna H 727 69
Nidhi M 574 70
Ishank K 405 71
Alanis H 325 72
Eric L 286 73
Suhani W 286 74
AoPS Alcumus Contest
San Diego - Carmel Valley Campus

Algebra 1

Name Score Rank
Akshika K 1,675,264 1
Hayden C 1,550,057 2
Advait C 1,198,409 3
Sepehr G 497,204 4
Hansen H 488,183 5
Evelyn K 479,368 6
Aritra M 451,199 7
Albert L 390,648 8
Austin Z 379,987 9
Andrew X 326,669 10
Richard S 273,521 11
Ethan G 237,472 12
Ananya Y 216,489 13
Tanishka G 212,142 14
Eric F 198,649 15
Evan M 194,865 16
Maverick H 157,925 17
Aiden S 153,959 18
Kayden W 153,496 19
Muping (Selene) W 122,676 20
Alexander Z 122,498 21
Anwika G 115,472 22
Wynn M 105,710 23
Bryan G 98,686 24
Austin Z 88,918 25
Aashray R 86,676 26
Jonathan J 68,147 27
Cynthia H 65,128 28
Serena L 56,755 29
Chloe C 54,816 30
Saanvi S 34,862 31
Seena G 32,769 32
Jaehee P 32,641 33
Charles L 30,109 34
Allyson Y 28,906 35
Cindy L 28,822 36
Audrey S 25,761 37
Nason L 22,598 38
Mihika J 22,588 39
Charita Sree P 22,155 40
Sacha L 20,269 41
Sydney Z 19,115 42
Ellen W 17,347 43
Jonathan W 16,207 44
Jenny L 15,969 45
Zoe P 15,612 46
Elvin Z 11,575 47
Diana G 9,830 48
Dahlia S 8,677 49
Veer C 6,474 50
Aadit M 6,061 51
Ethan Y 5,715 52
Brandon H 5,609 53
Rahul V 4,720 54
Kevin L 4,276 55
Ryan L 4,267 56
Kyle Z 3,287 57
William Y 3,225 58
Jennifer C 3,221 59
Tanisha P 3,137 60
Ashlyn Z 2,548 61
Daniel P 2,333 62
Lucas H 1,554 63
Alexander L 1,088 64
Anirudh S 664 65
Aditya C 359 66
Eshwar D 320 67
Danielle H 121 68
Mia T 99 69
Allison S 77 70
AoPS Alcumus Contest
San Diego - Carmel Valley Campus

Geometry

Name Score Rank
Jacob W 704,358 1
Arnav D 703,326 2
Justin S 468,285 3
Lawrence L 415,300 4
Ryan W 317,321 5
Gary L 174,050 6
Joseph Q 173,637 7
Evan J 169,720 8
Jonathan X 155,718 9
Tarun J 130,222 10
Rohan N 90,737 11
Cindy C 63,670 12
Brian G 59,072 13
Ethan C 58,035 14
Ethan H 57,544 15
Jintong W 48,235 16
Saanvi D 42,799 17
Steven Y 42,557 18
Vipul D 41,599 19
Jonas B 25,674 20
Rini K 24,366 21
Erik T 20,802 22
Ryan Y 19,465 23
Eshaan K 17,332 24
Rachit J 11,220 25
Kavish K 6,124 26
Soumya B 3,539 27
Justin W 2,200 28
Sarah G 59 29
AoPS Alcumus Contest
San Diego - Carmel Valley Campus

Algebra 2

Name Score Rank
Kyle T 90,301 1
Matthew E 49,541 2
Allison H 42,072 3
Rini K 41,016 4
Stephen Z 33,484 5
Rohan N 32,600 6
Nathan D 18,294 7
Jintong W 16,558 8
Vidhi K 10,495 9
Daniel D 7,392 10
Richard C 5,741 11
Sierra H 4,576 12
David X 1,986 13
Arthur W 1,858 14
Ryan J 1,760 15
Kai S 1,029 16
Rachit J 497 17
William G 357 18
John Y 51 19

Honorable Mentions

Highest points earned in a single day

We only show the top 3 students in each course, including all students who tie for 3rd place.
Prealgebra Algebra 1 Geometry Algebra 2
Kanhay P
65542 points
2020-04-05
Hayden C
64998 points
2020-04-06
Lawrence L
174145 points
2020-04-06
Rohan N
11835 points
2019-10-12
Andrew S
55947 points
2020-03-23
Evelyn K
50796 points
2020-04-06
Jonathan X
40196 points
2020-03-19
Allison H
10453 points
2020-02-22
James G
49949 points
2020-02-17
Akshika K
44685 points
2020-04-02
Arnav D
40084 points
2020-03-26
Kyle T
9516 points
2019-12-04

Most consecutive days earning points:

We only show the top 3 students in each course, including all students who tie for 3rd place.
Prealgebra Algebra 1 Geometry Algebra 2
James G
103 days
2019-12-14 - 2020-03-25
Akshika K
36 days
2019-09-21 - 2019-10-26
Arnav D
46 days
2019-11-23 - 2020-01-07
Rini K
10 days
2019-12-21 - 2019-12-30
Aarush K
73 days
2020-01-14 - 2020-03-26
Albert L
28 days
2020-03-10 - 2020-04-06
Vipul D
27 days
2020-03-11 - 2020-04-06
Matthew E
8 days
2019-12-07 - 2019-12-14
Ethan G
33 days
2020-02-03 - 2020-03-06
Richard S
26 days
2019-12-10 - 2020-01-04
Jacob W
25 days
2019-12-26 - 2020-01-19
Kyle T
8 days
2019-11-30 - 2019-12-07
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