Quick Information

The contest will be held in person this year.
Date: Sunday, October 22, 2023
Time: The 2023 JHMMC is expected to run from 8:30 AM to 3 PM. More details will be uploaded soon!
Eligibility: The competition is open to students from the 4th to 8th grades. Those in 3rd grade and below may register as 4th grade. Students may only take one contest, that for their own grade level.
Registration: Online registration for the 2023 competition is now available. Register here! Registrants from last year may log in with the same credentials. On-site registration will be held Sunday morning starting at 8:30 AM with a participation fee of $50 (cash only).
Registrations to the Joe Holbrook Memorial Math Competition are non-refundable and non-transferrable. In addition, by registering, you grant the Bergen County Academies and the BCA Math Team the right to publish the name and likeness of your child.
After the Contest: Results will be compiled, with top-scoring participants being announced the day-of at our award ceremony. Complete results will be announced approximately one week after the contest date.
Contact: For any questions or concerns regarding registration, please reach out to Mr. Pinyan at jonpin@bergen.org. Questions or concerns about the exam itself should be directed to marmao25@bergen.org, joyren24@bergen.org, juszha24@bergen.org , or kriram24@bergen.org .
*If your child needs a fee waiver, please contact us for a request.


8:30 AM - Check-in begins in auditorium lobby.
9:30 AM - Please arrive by this time.
9:40 AM - Opening remarks.
10:00 AM - Contestants escorted to testing locations, competition begins as soon as possible.
11:30 AM - Lunch served to students in testing locations.
12:00 PM - Students returned to auditorium. Keynote address and/or activities.
2:00 PM - Awards ceremony in auditorium.

All times are approximate and subject to change.


Bergen County Academies Bergen County Academies

200 Hackensack Avenue

Hackensack, New Jersey 07601


Note that certain rules have changed beginning 2022, specifically all answers will be integers.
Duration 1 hour and 15 minutes
Questions 40 Numerical Response
Check the archive for sample questions.
Participation Individual, Grade-Specific Competition
Calculators Not allowed
  • General Rules

  • Calculators are not allowed.
  • This is an individual test, so you may not communicate with anyone else taking it.
  • Once time begins, we will not answer any questions about the problems.
  • You will have 75 minutes to solve 40 problems. Once time is called, you must put down your pen or pencil and stop working.
  • Scores will be posted on the website. Your score will appear next to your identification number.
  • Specifics
  • You have a test paper, answer sheet, and scrap paper.
  • You may use space on your test paper and additional scrap paper to do work. Your answers must be written on the answer sheet. We will not look at answers written on your test paper.
  • Each problem has only one answer. If you put more than one answer for a problem, you will be marked wrong. When changing an answer, be sure to erase or cross out completely.
  • Write legibly. If the graders cannot read your answer, it will be marked incorrect.
  • All answers will be integers.
  • Do not approximate constants unless a problem specifies you should.
  • If a unit is indicated in the problem, the answer must be given in that unit. For instance, if the problem asks for the answer in hours, you cannot give your answer in minutes. Furthermore, you don't need to write the unit, as the graders will assume your answer is in the units asked for in the problem.
  • There is no penalty for guessing.
  • Ties will be broken based on the number of correct responses to the last ten questions. If a tie remains, then the correct responses to the last five questions will break the tie.
  • We will announce how much time is remaining often during the test.