Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2021 Math Bee will be held virtually.

Central Rivers All Agency Bee

The 2021 Math Bee will be held on Monday, May 3rd, 2021 and will follow the 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

A schedule of the virtual math bee will be coming sometime in early Spring.


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 during most testing rounds.  The exception is that phones cannot be used as your calculator.


Registration information and deadlines

Registration is now open. Please complete the following Google form if you plan to attend the math bee and would like to receive further communication moving forward.   Registration is open to the first 40 teams.  The number of teams each school can potentially send is based on school size.  Most public and private schools can potentially register 1 team with the following exceptions.

  • 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



Fee is $12 for each team and $3 for each individual. Please submit your payment to Barb Schroeder at Central Rivers AEA, 1521 Technology Parkway, Cedar Falls, IA 50613


Participation and Individuals

The structure of the All Agency Math Bee itself won’t change much – students will still be on a team.  They will take 5 tests as individuals and one test with their team.  Their responses will be submitted virtually.  Since there will not be a need to replace students between the regional and final bee, we will not have alternates. Each district, however, will be able to have 2 additional students to test as individuals if they wish. 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.  We will still award individual and team awards with our top team having the travelling trophy awarded to them.

Questions: If you have further questions, contact any of your Central Rivers AEA Math Consultant: MaKenzie Hakeman, Jennifer Schilling, Amie Smith, Jeff Struck