Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 Math Bee has been canceled.  At this time, we are not releasing the 2020 math bee exams as they will likely be used for the 2021 Math Bee.

Central Rivers All Agency Bee

The 2020 Math Bee will be held on Monday, May 4th, 2020 and will follow the 2019-2020 Math Bee Guidelines

In the interest of minimizing the amount of paper copies we produce, we will no longer be printing the packets of the past winners for each participant.  However, teachers, students and/or parents are welcome to view or print the file of past winners if they wish.

Tentative Schedule for the day

9:00 – 9:10 Welcome & Opening Remarks
9:10 – 9:18 Round 1
9:23 – 9:33 Round 2
9:38 – 9:48 Round 3
9:48– 10:18 Break
10:25 –10:37 Round 4
10:42 –10:52 Round 5
10:57 –11:07 Stretch Break
11:12 –11:24 Team Round
11:30 – 11:45 Wrap Up
11:45-12:30 Awards

Who is eligible?

Any student who attends a school in Central Rivers AEA and is currently in sixth grade regardless of the level of math they are taking. This competition is open to sixth graders only.

Test topics

Test topics will mirror the Iowa Core Math Domains at 6th Grade. The topics will be The Number System, Expressions and Equations, Geometry, Statistics and Probability, Ratio and Proportional Relationships. There is one group test that involves questions from any of the testing topics. Students will be able to use calculators on any testing round. Students will need to bring their own calculators and pencils with them.

Practice Tests

You can use previously used tests to give your students extra practice or hold your own Math Bee to determine who is eligible to go to the all-agency Math Bee.  To access practice tests, please complete this form.  After completing the form, you will receive an email with a link to a folder that contains previous years’ tests.


Calculators can be used and teams can bring their own calculators for use during the test.  The only exception is that phones cannot be used as your calculator.

Registration information and deadlines

Registration will open 1 month prior to the All Agency Bee. (For 2020, registration will open at 8:00am on April 3rd, 2020)  Registration is open to the first 40 teams and the number of teams each school can potentially send is based on school size.

Districts that can potentially register 3 teams and 2 individuals: Cedar Falls, Marshalltown, Mason City, and Waterloo
Districts that can potentially register 2 teams and 2 individuals: Charles City, Grinnell-Newburg, Independence, and Waverly-Shell Rock
All other public and private districts can potentially register 1 team and 2 individuals


Registration and check in begins at 8:15 with contest beginning at 9:00 am  Pictures and awards to follow at noon.


A per team fee to help offset the cost of printing, awards, etc. is $12 for each team and $2.50 for each individual.  Please submit your payment to Barb Schroeder at Central Rivers AEA, 1521 Technology Parkway, Cedar Falls, IA 50613


Each registering district may elect to register 2 students to participate as individuals if they chose.  These students will be able to compete as an individual or, in the case of illness of a team member, can replace that team member on the day of competition.

Questions: If you have further questions, contact Mandie Sanderman, MaKenzie Hakeman, or your Central Rivers AEA Math Consultant