ARML

 

The American Regions Math League National Competition (ARML) will be held on Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1, 2019. 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:

  • The student must be chosen to represent his/her school at least three times in the six "traditional" meets.  (The group meets that take place in January and February don't count towards a student's three required meets.)  "Represent" means that the student is among the ten students from the school whose names the faculty advisor submits prior to the start of the meet.

  • In the meets in which the student represents his/her school, the student has to achieve a certain minimum average score. This score varies from year to year.


    Training Sessions

    To remain eligible for ARML, a student must attend at least three of five practice sessions, to be held at area high schools. The training sessions introduce students to the kinds of questions and exercises they will face at ARML. These sessions take place 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.  Here are the dates and locations for the 2019 training sessions:

    1. Thursday, May 2, Middlesex County Academy [100 Technology Drive, Edison 08837]

    2. Wednesday, May 8, Metuchen High School [400 Grove Ave., Metuchen 08840]

    3. Wednesday, May 15, Union County Magnet High School [1776 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains]
      Click here for parking information.

    4. Tuesday, May 21, North Brunswick High School [98 Raider Rd., North Brunswick 08902]

    5. Wednesday, May 29, Middlesex County Academy [100 Technology Drive, Edison 08837]

     

    ARML Fee
    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 an ARML practice. Here is a tentative list of school districts that pay the $100 fee: Highland Park, Hillsborough, JFK (Woodbridge), Metuchen, Monroe, Union County.

     

    Trip Information
    The ARML competition involves an overnight trip, by bus, to State College, PA. Adult chaperones for the trip will be provided by CJML.

    The bus will stop at Knoebel's, a small amusement park, on the way to Penn State. There, students will have a chance to go on rides and have lunch together. $5 of ride tickets will be provided. When we arrive at Penn State, the students will settle into their dormitory rooms and then participate in organized activities on campus until curfew. The competition starts early Saturday morning. Breakfast and lunch are provided. After an awards ceremony in the mid-afternoon, we will board the bus to depart. The bus will stop at a fast-food restaurant for dinner. Students will need money for meals on the way to and from Penn State. We will arrive back in Bridgewater on Saturday evening.

    Penn State will house the students in dormitory rooms. Dorms will be supervised and all students must follow rules and procedures established by the coaches and ARML staff. These include curfew hours and appropriate behavior; infringement of either may be grounds for disqualification of a student and/or team. Ground rules will be fully discussed with students during practice sessions.

    Departure: Friday, May 31, 2019 at 7:45 A.M., at the Bridgewater Municipal Lot [716 Garrettson Road, Bridgewater]

    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 here.

    Return: Saturday, June 1, 2019, by about 9:30 p.m. Parents, your child will contact you by cell phone from the bus to give you an estimated time of arrival. Please meet your child promptly. The chaperones will wait until every student has left.

    To Bring: Snacks for the bus, money (for 2 or 3 meals, souvenirs), pillow, blanket, towels, personal items. The pillow, blanket and towels are recommended because the dorm rooms do not include them.

    Emergency Phone Numbers (Penn State): 814-863-5100, 814-865-0465 or 814-863-1111. Ask the person to contact Amro Mosaad of the Central Jersey Math League Teams, and he will find your child if necessary.  You may also contact Amro Mosaad directly at 609-578-7047.

    If you Have Questions: You may call Amro Mosaad at 609-578-7047.

     

    Permission Slip
    The permission slip is available here. Students should bring a completed permission slip to a practice.

     

    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.