Thank you for your interest in Raritan Valley Math Group! Please review the information below. If it sounds appropriate for you/your student, please follow the registration process.
Who We Are
Challenge. Stretching beyond the typical school curriculum. Finding other students who truly enjoy math. Members of the Raritan Valley Math Group (RVMG) come from around New Jersey to meet together weekly in Somerset County, NJ, eager to deepen their mathematical understanding and hone their problem-solving abilities. All members have demonstrated truly exceptional math ability via RVMG’s assessment tests. After weeks and months of math exploration, some of the group members are further selected to represent the group and compete in the nation’s top high school math competitions including Harvard-MIT Mathematics Tournament (HMMT), Princeton University Mathematics Tournament (PUMaC), and Amerian Regions Math League (ARML). Although competitions are a part of RVMG’s activities, the emphasis is on exploring areas of math beyond the usual sequence and supporting the love of math which the students share. It is a fun, informal environment led by a group of parent volunteers. RVMG is coached by Simon Lee, a former math competitor, who placed third in Canada in the Euclid Competition, fifth in the Canadian Mathematical Olympiad, and top 100 in the Putnam Competition.
About the Prospective New Member Assessment
RVMG holds prospective new member assessments/contests twice per year: Once in early September and once in March.
The September assessment consists of an individual 60 minute exam (no calculators) with problems similar in difficulty to high school level AMC/AIME. The exam will determine a student’s eligibility to join Raritan Valley Math Group for its weekly meetings held in Somerset County. Any New Jersey student in grades 6-12 who has completed, at a minimum, Algebra 1, is eligible to sit for the assessment.
The September 2019 Exams will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 10:15am in a choice of two locations:
- Somerset County, NJ area
- Morris County, NJ area
The specific location will be emailed to all registrants 48 hours before the exam.
There is a $10 per student fee payable by PayPal only. Seating is limited, pre-registration is required (no registrations accepted after NOON on Friday, September 13), and no walk-ins will be accepted.
To register, click here to be taken to our registration page.