Rules for Bighelp Math Bee Contest

We encourage participants and parents to read these rules prior to their children appearing for the Math Bee contest.

Eligibility: Children from KG to 6th grade are eligible to participate.

Admission: The admission to this contest is free. Participants must register their names online when submitting the RSVP.

Grades 1: Leve1 1

Grades 2: Level 2

Grades 3: Level 3

Grades 4: Level 4

Grades 5th & 6th: Senior Level

Below are the sample question papers for your reference.
2011 Level 1.
2011 Level 2.
2011 Level 3.
2011 Level 4.
2011 Senior Level

Children can opt to contest for higher level than their eligibility level defined above. However, higher grade children can't pick lower level.

Format: Total 25 questions will be given to answer them. Additional 5 questions will be given to decide Tie-break. All 30 questions are given at the same time. Total 60 minutes will be given to answer all 30 questions. The championship will be decided based on the first 25 questions. In case of tie-break the question#26 through 30 will be evaluated to break the tie. Hence the participants should answer all 30 questions.

Calculators: Calculators are NOT allowed at any time of the contest

Syllabus: Grade level syllabus. Although we try to limit to MA State prescribed grade level syllabus, it should be understood that any syllabus can only act as a guideline, but in the same given category of syllabus, the level of difficulty can vary dramatically from a beginner to an advanced level. For the convenient of participants, we follow the syllabus from which offers online math practice for children.

On-line Math Practice: We recommend the website for on-line math practice. Below is the procedure to create your free account and start the on-line practice. You may need to purchase their subsription if you like to continue to practice math after your child complete 15 topics and 6 tests.

  • Step 1: Register a Free Account at to create your account as a parent. Enter the referral code 'bighelp' to get $10 discount on annual subscriptions offered exclusively for Bighelp contest participants. Their regular price is $74.99 per year. Bighelp members price is $64.99/year after $10 discount.

  • Step 2: Login to your account and then add your children to your account to register their individual login IDs.

  • Step 3: Students sign-in using their individual login IDs and practice math.

Illegible writing: Unclear and illegible writing might be open for misinterpretation. So, contestants are expected to write clearly and legibly. The decision of the judges is final.

Partial Credits: There will NOT be any partial credit. You get full credit for correct answers and zero credit for wrong answers. Partial credit may be considered for challenging question in section C (question# 26 through 30) based on the steps shown. Hence it is recommended to write the steps for each of the challenging questions.

Negative Points: There will be NO negative points for any incorrect answer.

Championship: 3 winners (first, second & third places) will be declared for each level.

Prizes: Certificate and a trophy will be awarded to winners.

Tiebreak: Please refer the Test Format above. If questions #26 through 30 fail to break the tie in question, the coordinators may use additional measures to resolve them or award joint ranks.

Pencils: Contestants should bring their own pencils and sharpeners.

Drinks: Participants should make sure they drink or eat enough food before the contests to be able maintain their energy levels until the completion of the contests. Please bring your own water bottle to the classroom.

Answer Sheets: Answer sheets shall be returned to parents at the end of the event. It is parent's responsibility to collect them from coordinators at the venue. All uncollected sheets will be discarded after the event.

Coordinator's role: The coordinator is the judge who will uphold the rules and validate the answer papers. They are in complete control of the contest, and their decision is final on all questions.

Copy of rules: Copy of rules: It is parent's responsibility to get the copy of rules from the website.

Special needs: Special needs: Math Bee coordinators will strive to provide accommodation for spellers who have physical challenges. All requests for Math Bee coordinators to accommodate special needs involving sight, hearing, speech, or movement should be directed to Math Bee coordinators well in advance of the Math Bee date. The judges have discretionary power to amend requirements on a case-by-case basis for contest participants with diagnosed medical conditions involving sight, hearing, speech, or movement.

Please note: Bighelp is not associated with any of the local or national Math Bees, these rules are exclusively customized for the Bighelp annual fundraising event. It is the responsibility of participants to check the rules of other Math Bee contests before appearing them.