High School Math Contest
When: 2014 Date TBA
Purpose of Contest
To stimulate interest in mathematics.
To provide recognition of outstanding mathematics students and outstanding mathematics teachers.
To provide a congenial atmosphere in which to learn of other ideas and methods of teaching and learning mathematics.
To have a fun and rewarding experience.
Certificates will be presented to the top scorer on each team.
Certificates of special merit will be presented to all contestants qualifying for the NCCTM state contest (top 8% of all participants with a minimum of eleven persons). This has changed since last year.
Plaques will be presented to the three (3) top scoring individuals.
Plaques and certificates will be presented to the three (3) top scoring teams. A team is defined as group of at least 4 but no more than 6 students from the same accredited North Carolina school. There may not be more than 6 competitors for any one school.
The highest qualifying individuals are eligible for an academic scholarship at Elon University. It is hoped that the certificates of merit could be officially presented to each student on an awards day at his/her school.
The test will be a Comprehensive Test. It will cover high school mathematics topics, mathematical aptitude and general reasoning skills. No question that can be solved only by calculus will be included in the test. It will be a multiple-choice test of 35 questions with a time limit of 70 minutes. Grading is computed by 4 points for a correct answer and 1 point for no answer. A sequence of tie-breaker questions will be established to eliminate any ties that may occur. Click here to see previous contest exams.
Contestants will be NOT be permitted to use any calculator.
A fee of $10 will be charged for each sponsor and each contestant attending the contest. The fee will cover the costs of the noon meal, printing expenses, and awards for the winners. It is recommended that contest supervisors seek payment of these fees from general school funds.
Please send Jim Beuerle an email at email@example.com to be put on an e-mail contact list.
Mathematics Contest Registration Form
Individual Student Registration Form
Schedule of Events
9:30 a.m. - Registration (McCoy Commons - The Oaks 212)
10:00 a.m. - Opening Assembly
10:30 a.m. - Test Administration/Sponsor reception/program
12:00 p.m. - Lunch
1:00 p.m. - Math Sprints Competition
1:50 p.m. - If needed Tie breaker match followed by the Awards Assembly
Since it is Saturday, you may park anywhere on campus you wish.
Directions to Campus
We are very easy to get to. Take Interstate 85/40 to Exit 140 (University Drive). From southbound 85/40, exit right and turn right. From northbound 85/40, exit right and turn left.
Stay on University Drive for 1.4 miles and turn right on Highway 70 East/S. Church Street.
Take Highway 70 East/S. Church Street to Williamson Avenue (.7 miles). Turn left on Williamson.
Follow this road for 1.7 miles. You will cross railroad tracks as you enter the campus area.
Turn right at the stoplight on Haggard Avenue.
Turn left at the stoplight on N. O'Kelly Ave. The Visitors Parking Lot is the first left. If you have a large vehicle, please take your second right.