Math Masters

Math Masters is a mathematics competition with a 30+ year history in Minnesota. The goal of the program is to challenge 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students to use critical thinking and problem-solving skills in mathematics. Students compete as individuals and on teams in multiple rounds of competition during a half-day event in March or April (registered schools select a date and competition location). Students’ academic effort and achievement are recognized with plaques, medallions, and ribbons in each competition element: Fact Drill, Individual Round, and Team Competition. After all competitions have been completed, the top finishers throughout the state are invited to celebrate at a Minnesota Twins game. SparkPath partners with Math Masters, a nonprofit organization, to provide coordination and an Arden Hills competition location (at our office building) for students in 5th grade. This competition aligns with Minnesota Academic Standards in Math.

Competition test materials are carefully prepared by math department faculty members at St. Cloud State University and the College of Saint Benedict / Saint John’s University. Between six and eight rounds of problems cover the following mathematical areas:

  • Number Facts / Order of Operations
  • Numeracy / Property of Numbers
  • Geometry / Time / Money
  • Statistics / Probability / Counting
  • Decimals / Fractions / Percents

Registration (5th Grade) Opens Late September

Register through the Math Masters website before March 15, 2024.

April 26,

Early Bird Team – $120 (covers up to 5 students)
($140 after February 23, 2024)
Early Bird Individual $50
($60 after February 23, 2024)

8:30am – 12:00pm
Bethel University’s Anderson Center

At Math Masters, students…

Develop their proficiency and confidence in their math skills.

Think critically and problem-solve with a team and independently.

Communicate and collaborate with teammates and demonstrate good sportspersonship.


For more information about how your students can participate or if you would like to sponsor Math Masters, contact Colleen Feller at 612-638-1511.

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