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# 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

#### Prealgebra

##### Showing Top 25 only

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 |

#### Algebra 1

##### Showing Top 25 only

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 |

#### Geometry

##### Showing Top 20 only

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 |

#### Algebra 2

##### Showing Top 13 only

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 |

### Honorable Mentions

#### Highest points earned in a single day

Prealgebra | Algebra 1 | Geometry | Algebra 2 |
---|---|---|---|

Kanhay P65542 points 2020-04-05 |
Hayden C64998 points 2020-04-06 |
Lawrence L174145 points 2020-04-06 |
Rohan N11835 points 2019-10-12 |

Andrew S55947 points 2020-03-23 |
Evelyn K50796 points 2020-04-06 |
Jonathan X40196 points 2020-03-19 |
Allison H10453 points 2020-02-22 |

James G49949 points 2020-02-17 |
Akshika K44685 points 2020-04-02 |
Arnav D40084 points 2020-03-26 |
Kyle T9516 points 2019-12-04 |

#### Most consecutive days earning points:

Prealgebra | Algebra 1 | Geometry | Algebra 2 |
---|---|---|---|

James G103 days 2019-12-14 - 2020-03-25 |
Akshika K36 days 2019-09-21 - 2019-10-26 |
Arnav D46 days 2019-11-23 - 2020-01-07 |
Rini K10 days 2019-12-21 - 2019-12-30 |

Aarush K73 days 2020-01-14 - 2020-03-26 |
Albert L28 days 2020-03-10 - 2020-04-06 |
Vipul D27 days 2020-03-11 - 2020-04-06 |
Matthew E8 days 2019-12-07 - 2019-12-14 |

Ethan G33 days 2020-02-03 - 2020-03-06 |
Richard S26 days 2019-12-10 - 2020-01-04 |
Jacob W25 days 2019-12-26 - 2020-01-19 |
Kyle T8 days 2019-11-30 - 2019-12-07 |