Synopsis of TMSCA's 4 Events:
The Number Sense test is a 10 minute, 80-question mental math test covering all high school mathematics courses. Shortcuts need to be developed and practiced in order to compete and finish the test.
The Calculator Applications test is a 30 minute test that includes calculations involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, roots, powers, exponential, logarithms, trigonometric functions and inverse trigonometric functions. In addition to straightforward calculation problems, the contest includes geometric and stated problems similar to those found in algebra, geometry and trigonometry textbooks, previous contests and League materials related to the contes.
The Mathematics test is a 30 minute test that is designed to test knowledge and understanding in the areas of algebra I and algebra II, geometry, trigonometry, math analysis, analytic geometry, pre-calculus and elementary calculus.
The Science test is a 2 hour minutes test that challenges students to do a wide range of reading in biology, chemistry, and physics, to gain an understanding of the significance of experiments rather than to recall details, to be alert to new discoveries and information in the areas of science, to gain an understanding of the basic principles as well as knowledge of the history and philosophy of science, and to foster a sense of enthusiasm about how science affects our lives.