ARML

 

The American Regions Math League National Competition (ARML) will be held on Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2, 2018. Central Jersey Math League travels to Penn State in State College, PA. Simultaneous competitions will be held at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA, San Jose State University in San Jose, CA and The University of Georgia in Athens, GA. The ARML Web site has more information.


To Qualify
To qualify to participate in ARML, a student has to meet two criteria:


Training Sessions

Once a student qualifies to represent Central New Jersey at ARML, s/he has to participate in a series of after-school training sessions. These sessions take place 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.  Here are the dates and locations for the 2018 training sessions:

  1. Tuesday, April 17, Metuchen High School [400 Grove Ave. Metuchen 08840]

  2. Wednesday, April 25, Middlesex County Academy [100 Technology Drive, Edison 08837]

  3. Wednesday, May 2 Bridgewater-Raritan High School [600 Garretson Road Bridgewater, NJ] (Meet in room 605 in the 600 Building.)

  4. Tuesday, May 22, (4:00 - 6:30 p.m.) Middlesex County Academy [100 Technology Drive, Edison 08837]

  5. Wednesday, May 30, Bridgewater-Raritan High School [600 Garretson Road Bridgewater, NJ] (Meet in room 605 in the 600 Building.)

Students have to attend at least 3 of the 5 training sessions in order to go to ARML; students who do not attend at least 3 sessions cannot attend ARML. We recommend that students attend as many of the 5 sessions as they can. The training sessions introduce students to the kinds of questions and exercises they will face at ARML, which are quite different from the contest that CJML provides. Completed permission slips should be brought to a practice session.

The fee to attend ARML is $100. In some districts, the district pays the fee. In other districts, the student's family pays the fee. If the district requires that the student pay the fee, the student should bring a check (made out to Central Jersey Math League) to one of the ARML practices. Here is a tentative list of school districts that pay the $100 fee: Highland Park, Hillsborough, JFK (Woodbridge), Metuchen, Monroe, Union County.

 

Departure on Friday, June 1, 2018
We will meet at 10:00 a.m. at the Bridgewater Municipal Lot [716 Garretson Road, Bridgewater] to board the bus for Penn State.
The aerial photo below shows the Bridgewater Municipal lot. The yellow X shows where the bus to ARML will load. The red X shows were chaperones can park their cars overnight.


A Google map link to the Bridgewater Municipal lot is available by clicking here.


Return on Saturday, June 2, 2018
We expect to return to the Bridgewater Municipal Lot by about 9:30 p.m.


What to Bring
The Instructions (see below) have information on this.  Penn State does not provide a pillow for sleeping, so students who want a pillow should bring one. Students should also bring a blanket and towel.


Instructions
Click here to view the instructions.


Some ARML Results

In 2018, the Central Jersey B1 team finished 5th out of 51 teams in Division B. The B2 JV team finished 31st in Division B, and finished 1st in Division B among JV teams. The B3 team finished 29th in Division B.

In 2017, the Central Jersey B1 team finished 13th out of 58 teams in Division B. The B2 team finished 29th in Division B.

In 2016, the Central Jersey A team finished 30th out of 89 teams in Division A. The B team finished 16th out of 42 teams in Division B.

In 2015, the Central Jersey A team finished 29th out of 86 teams in Division A. The B team finished 23rd out of 48 teams in Division B.

In 2014, the Central Jersey A team finished 29th out of 86 teams in Division A, its best finish to date. The B team finished 23rd out of 48 teams in Division B. Coach Dan Fishman reported: "We had a good entry in the song contest. Our team won the power relay round, and they got to walk down to the stage and were given candy!"

In 2013, the Central Jersey A team finished 52nd out of 80 teams in Division A. The B team finished 42nd out of 53 teams in Division B.

In 2012, the Central Jersey A team finished 40th out of 80 teams in Division A.

In 2011, the Central Jersey A team finished in the middle of the A Division.

In 2010, the Central Jersey A team came in 54th in Division A. 

In 2009, the Central Jersey A team came in 4th in Division B at ARML. As a result, our A team will compete in Division A in 2010. And all the students received prizes. The Central Jersey B team finished in the middle of Division B.

In 2008, the Central Jersey A team came in 22nd in Divison B at ARML.  Nine mathletes from Central Jersey formed part of z Alternate Team A PA," which also had nine members from Maine.  There were 85 teams in Division B.

In 2007, the Central Jersey A team came in 22nd in Division B.  Central Jersey B team came in 60th.  There were 80 teams in Division B.

In 2005, the Central Jersey A team came in 26th in Division B at ARML. The Central Jersey B team came in 40th in Division B. There were 66 teams in Division B.

In 2004, the Central Jersey A team came in 18th in Division B at ARML. The Central Jersey B team came in 33rd in Division B. There were 63 teams in Division B.

In 2003, the Central Jersey A team came in 19th in Division B at ARML. The Central Jersey B team came in 53rd in Division B. Alternate Team 1, which had 9 members from Central Jersey and 6 members from South Carolina, finished 56th. There were 72 teams in Division B.

In 2002, Central Jersey A came in 29th in Division B at ARML, and Central Jersey B finished 52nd. There were 67 teams in Division B.

In 2001, Central Jersey A came in 26th in Division B at ARML, and Central Jersey B finished 39th. There were 76 teams in Division B.