AMATYC/SML Math Contest

AMATYC Competition, Round 2:

When: Friday, March 1, 2024 at 1:00pm
Where: Building G, Room 209 (G-209)

You may contact if you are interested in participating OR just show up ON TIME! Once we start the exam, you have 60 minutes to complete it, so please try to be punctual!

The AMATYC (American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges) Student Mathematics League mathematics contest is a national competition open to any student who has not earned a two-year degree or higher.  Part-time students are eligible.

The competition is comprised of two examinations, Round 1 and Round 2, administered locally at each college during a period in October/November (for Round 1) and February/March (for Round 2).  Each examination lasts for one hour.   The top five contestants from each college on each exam comprise that college’s team, with the team composition allowed to change from one round to the next.  The sum of the five scores forms that college’s team score on the particular round.  Colleges compete in terms of the total team score from the two rounds, while the competition also takes place at the individual contestant level in terms of individual total score from the two rounds.

This spring, we will offer the exam on:

Friday, March 1st at 1 pm in G-209.

Please try to be on time!  The test lasts 1 hour.

To be eligible to participate in the competition, you have to meet the following conditions:

  • You have never received a 2-year degree (or higher);
  • You are taking at least one class at Laney College (not just in Peralta) in the semester in which you participate in the contest.

For complete SML rules, please visit

To prepare for the contest, you may study problems posted at the webpage Coaching Materials