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Are anyone else's kids taking the test or already took it? DD10 took it today and DD8 takes it Thursday. We've never done it before but so far it's been a great experience. 

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DD took it for the fourth year a couple weeks ago. She has always enjoyed this as a low key math contest. And she says this year’s t-shirt is the best one yet. 🙂

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7 hours ago, MeaganS said:

Are anyone else's kids taking the test or already took it? DD10 took it today and DD8 takes it Thursday. We've never done it before but so far it's been a great experience. 

We'll take it on Thursday as well 🙂 . 

There were massive amounts of cheating last year, by the way -- so if you want to see how your kid did compared to other kids, you should compare to scores from other years, since I expect the same amount of cheating this year. 

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4 minutes ago, Not_a_Number said:

We'll take it on Thursday as well 🙂 . 

There were massive amounts of cheating last year, by the way -- so if you want to see how your kid did compared to other kids, you should compare to scores from other years, since I expect the same amount of cheating this year.

Thanks for the heads up. She only missed 2 so she's pretty pumped. Since this is our first year, our expectations are pretty low. 

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3 minutes ago, MeaganS said:

Thanks for the heads up. She only missed 2 so she's pretty pumped. Since this is our first year, our expectations are pretty low. 

Oh, very nice!! That's a good score 🙂 .

DD8 missed something like 3 last year, but her percentile actually dipped from the year before that, when she missed MANY more 😂. If you look at their high scorer lists, last year was the only year they had to upload files 😉

ETA: OK, I'm still bitter, I admit 😛 

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Just now, Not_a_Number said:

Oh, very nice!! That's a good score 🙂 .

DD8 missed something like 3 last year, but her percentile actually dipped from the year before that, when she missed MANY more 😂. If you look at their high scorer lists, last year was the only year they had to upload files 😉

Where do they post previous lists and things? 

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7 minutes ago, Not_a_Number said:

As purely random curiosity, how did you find out about the contest if not through their website? 😄 

Here. I mean, we used the website to sign up and get practice tests and things. I just didn't know they had results on there. 😊

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My oldest did it a couple weeks ago (I don't remember exactly when). DD#2's window opens this Thursday but I'm not sure exactly which day we'll have her take it.

DS's window opens a week from Thursday. I have to figure out if he's really interested in doing it or not. He's in 1st grade, and when it was sign-up time, I had no idea where he would be (mathematically or maturity-wise) by this point in the year, so I just went ahead and signed him up. His attention span is not really strong enough to stay focused on a test that long without my help, especially on a computer. I have a feeling that if he does it, he will end up quitting halfway through or just picking random answers to be done. But he might say he wants to because it's a chance to do what his big sisters do.

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Canadian Math Kangaroo ran about a month ago.  Both kids participated (this is their 3rd year).  We don't get results until May, I think.  No T-shirts here.

It's a nice, low-key, mathy fun thing to do. 

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Dd8 just finished as well! She didn't do as well as she hoped but this was literally her first time with a standardized test besides the national mythology exam. She loves the t-shirt and tiny kangaroo though. 😊

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Just now, MeaganS said:

Dd8 just finished as well! She didn't do as well as she hoped but this was literally her first time with a standardized test besides the national mythology exam. She loves the t-shirt and tiny kangaroo though. 😊

We’ve loved practicing for it as test prep!! They are fun 🙂 

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