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Student Math League (SML) Exam 

The SML exam is a challenging, precalculus level test in mathematics which is offered each semester at various community colleges across the US by AMATYC (the American Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges).

  • There are 20 multiple-choice questions and each student has one hour to complete the test.
  • Students are not expected to solve all of the problems; 50% is a fairly good score.

  • The use of a scientific or graphing calculator is allowed, as long as it does not have a typewriter (QWERTY) keyboard.

  • Any COC student can compete provided they have not et earned a two-year (or higher) college degree or have yet to achieve junior standing (or higher) at a four-year institution.  The questions involve algebra, trigonometry, geometry, and probability.   

  • By taking the SML students have an opportunity to compete with other math students both here at COC and across the country. By scoring well, students are contributing to COCs team score.  The top individual score in the nation over the two semesters of an academic year will be awarded a $3000 scholarship toward education at an accredited four-year institution. The top 3 COC students will share a $200 prize.

Prep Session Spring 2023
Friday, February 24 @4:00 - 5:00 pm
via Zoom (Contact your math instructor or contact Violeta at the email below for the zoom link.)
AMATYC website with information about the Student Math League Test

Actual Exam Spring 2023
Friday, March 3, 2023 
Aliso Hall 101
4:00-5:00 pm (arrive 15-20 minutes early to check-in)

Bring a student ID card or other form of ID.
Bring a pencil and eraser.
Non-programmable calculators are allowed.

Violeta Kovacev-Nikolic, (661) 362-3543
James Gilmore,,(661) 362-5914
Ruzanna Baytaryan,, (661) 362-5916