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Department of Mathematics

Exams, Results, Statistics

32nd Annual High School Math Contest

Feb 3rd, 2018

morning exam

Morning Exam

The morning exam consists of 30 multiple choice questions. Each question is followed by answers marked a, b, c, d, and e. Only one of these is the correct answer. A student gets 5 points for each correct answer, 1 point for each blank answer, and 0 points for each incorrect answer. No calculators are allowed.

scavenger hunt

Scavenger Hunt

This is a team activity, where teams may contain 1-4 students, all of whom must attend the same school. Each school may have multiple teams, yet no student may participate on more than one team.

In a traditional scavenger hunt, one clue leads you to the next. Clues often include riddles or puzzles for you to solve. In this mathematical twist of the classic game, we will provide each participant with a map of the historic horseshoe on campus. The locations of each step of the hunt are labelled with an equation. The zeros of the equations will help the teams decide where to go next.

team round

Team Round

The team round consists of 10 questions with short response answers (e.g. answers will consist of one or more numbers, a polynomial, etc.) and one or more open-ended questions.

Each student will receive a copy of the questions, and each team will receive an answer sheet to be used for the short response answers.


Top-8 Tournament

The top 8 scorers from the written exam will be pitted against each other for an elimination round. The first two participants to obtain 3 points in this round will move to the final round.