MathCon Math Competition & Photo Contest


Dear Parents,

We are excited to announce Springs School’s participation in the 2015 national “math olympics”, also known as MathCON! 

MathCON is a popular math competition for students in grades 5 – 12 and has two main goals:  To contribute to academics by challenging and entertaining students with insightful math problems, and to promote high-quality math education. Originally open only to Midwestern schools, the program has recently expanded to include schools from all over the country.

The contest begins in late February with an online challenge - 40 questions in 50 minutes - administered by the Math Department at Springs School.  Students who score at the top of their grade level nationally will then be invited to the University of Illinois at Chicago in April to compete in a “paper and pencil” competition.   Last year, 400 students from middle and high schools around the country made it to the finals.  This year, we hope to be among them!

We hope you will encourage your child to participate in MathCon 2015.  Doing so will give your child the chance to show off his/her problem-solving skills, and will give our school the chance to stand up and say….”Count us in!” 

All program fees and travel expenses will be covered by Springs School.  For questions, please contact Cleopatra Panagiosoulis at 324-0144 or

MathCON Photo Contest

Mathematics is all around us - our favorite NBA player’s stats, the technology in your mobile phone, the Fibonacci sequence in nature, the Golden Ratio in architecture.....the list is endless. Look around and send us your math photos until April 11, 2015.

  • • Students in Kindergarten through 12th grade are eligible to enter the photo contest.
  • • Qualifying photos will be exhibited at the MathCON 2015 Finals.
  • • Cash prizes will be awarded to three winners at the MathCON Finals Award Ceremony in Chicago on Saturday, April 25, 2015, at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the photos will be posted at the MathCON website.
  • • Winners do not need to be present to receive the prizes.
    1st Place: $300
    2nd Place: $200
    3rd Place: $100
  • • All photos must be original digital photos that can be e-mailed. 
  • • E-mail your photo submissions with your name, grade, school, and hometown to
  • • The content of the photos must be appropriate for student mathematicians of all ages.  
  • • For more information, please contact Christine Cleary at or 324-0144.  

Math is all around you.  Now go capture it!