Solve 2018

SOLVE 2018: May 5th at Caltech's Baxter Hall

SOLVE, Math Academy's exciting annual competition, features both an individual event and a team event so students will have multiple opportunities to succeed. The students compete live in an auditorium in front of an audience so family and friends can cheer them on and see their skills firsthand. Our goal is to showcase the Math Academy students' advanced math skills to the public and provide them with a chance to impress everyone and have a blast!



The competition will be held on the Caltech campus, inside Baxter Hall. Caltech is located at 1200 E. California Blvd.

Map of Caltech Campus


On Saturdays, free parking is available in any lot on campus, including carpool spaces. The only exception are spaces reserved with names.


This exciting competition will feature both an individual and team event so that students will have multiple opportunities to succeed. Participants will be competing live in the auditorium, so we encourage you to bring friends and family to cheer them on!

We will begin with the opening qualifying and semifinal rounds for both individual and team competitions across all grade levels. The finals for all events will be at the end of the day followed by an awards ceremony. Our goal is to showcase the Math Academy students' advanced math skills and to have a blast doing it!


Snacks and lunch will be provided for the competitors. Food trucks will be onsite for spectators to purchase food. You are also welcome to bring your own food, but please remember, there is no food or drink allowed in the auditorium.


The divisions have been created to represent fairly what material the students covered so far this year.

6th Grade: McKinley 6th Grade, Sierra Madre 6th Grade, Washington 6/7th Grade, La Canada 6th Grade

7th Grade: McKinley 7th Grade, Sierra Madre 7th Grade

8th Grade: McKinley 8th Grade


The deadline for registration is Friday, April 20th. Register now!

Schedule of Events




7:30 AM

6th Grade Registration

8:30 AM

7th Grade Registration

9:20 AM

8th Grade Registration

Individual Qualifying Round

8:00 AM

6th grade

9:00 AM

7th grade

9:40 AM

8th grade

Individual Semifinal Round

10:15 AM

6th grade

11:00 AM

7th grade

11:30 AM

8th grade

Team Qualifying Round

12:05 PM

6th grade

1:20 PM

7th grade

2:05 PM

8th grade

Team Semifinal Round

2:40 PM

6th grade

3:15 PM

7th grade

Team Finals Round

3:35 PM

6th grade

3:55 PM

7th grade

4:15 PM

8th grade

Individual Finals Round

4:35 PM

6th grade

4:55 PM

7th grade

5:15 PM

8th grade

Awards Ceremony

5:35 PM

Pizza Party!

6:00 PM



Highlights from Solve 2017

Last year's competition was held at Caltech's Baxter Hall.