2016-2017 Log1 Contest
Test Descriptions and Samples
2016 - 2017 Log1 Tests for Download
During the given month, sponsors (logged-in) should download and administer the tests below.
Below are test descriptions, links to sample questions and test administration procedures. There are many more sample tests at the national site. The tests for this years Log 1 contest were chosen to model the kinds of tests that will be given at the 2017 National Convention in Buffalo. There will be three rounds of testing; a) Topic Test 1/2, b) Topic Tests 3/4, and c) Individual, which tests overall knowledge and problem solving skills. There will be somewhat different versions of each of the tests for the different divisions: Theta, Alpha and Mu.
The FAMAT organization has put together a great online reference of past tests.
Log1 tests from 2015-2016: Individual, Functions, Geometry, Number Theory, Sequences & Series.
The division definitions are:
Round 1 - Topic Test 1/2
During each round, a link will be provided (above) so that logged-in sponsors can download electronic copies of the tests and instructions. For the first round, there will be six tests (2 topics for 3 divisions). Sponsors should print the tests and make sufficient copies for their students and schedule a time during the testing period to administer the test. At the testing time, sponsors should distribute scratch paper and copies of the chosen tests to each student. Students will take only one of the topic tests offered during Round 1 and then again for Round 2.
Each Topic Test will consist of fifteen open-answer problems to be solved without a calculator in thirty minutes. The Alpha division test will have at least three questions substituted for Theta questions and the Mu test will substitute at least an additional three questions. In each case, correct responses on the first five questions are worth 4 points, 5 points for questions 6 through 10 and the last five questions are each worth 6 points. At the conclusion of the test, sponsors should score each paper and enter the scores on the student information page. If there are any disputed questions or answers for which the sponsor concurs, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Scores may be entered or edited up to December 16.
Round 2 - Topic Test 3/4
Round 3 - Individual Test
Again, disputed questions may be submitted to email@example.com as soon as they are noted. We will verify the dispute and notify other schools if a change is necessary.
The school score on the topic test rounds will be the sum of the highest student score on each topic test and math level for a total of six scores. On the individual test, the top two scores from each math level will accumulate towards the school score. There is a potential then of 600 points on each round for a maximum school score for the contest of 1800.