2018-2019 Log1 Contest
Test Descriptions and Samples
2018 - 2019 Log1 Tests for Download
During the contest, sponsors (logged-in) should download and administer the tests for the active round(s), which may be accessed from the coach login profile page. The window of dates for each round are shown below for your convenience.
Click here to go to the Coach Information page.
The link to download the tests may be found here, below the link to change your
account password. Remember that you must be logged in to access this page.
Below are test and division descriptions, links to sample questions from previous Log 1 contests, and test administration and scoring 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 2019 National Convention in Las Vegas. 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 tests for any given round will assume that students have a limited amount of content knowledge for their division, based on the time period that the round coincides with their progress in the class.
The FAMAT organization has put together a great online reference of past tests.
Log1 tests from 2017-2018: Individual, Counting and Probability, Functions, Applications, Number Theory.
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 email@example.com.
Round 2 - Topic Test 3/4
Round 3 - Individual Test
Again, disputed questions may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.