UNC Seeks Statewide Mathematics Contest Participants

The first round of the University of Northern Colorado's annual statewide mathematics contest for junior high and high school students is Nov. 9.
The competition - now in its 10th year - is open to all students in grades seven through 12. The three-hour exam includes 11 essay-type word problems involving algebra, geometry, logic, counting principles and number theory.
Exams are mailed to schools with participating students in early November. Answers are mailed back to UNC, where they are graded. Students who score in the top 10 percent are invited back to campus for a second round of competition in February. While they take the second exam, their parents and teachers may attend a seminar where solutions are explained. Winners of the final round will be honored along with their parents and teachers at a banquet in April.
The contest has grown tenfold since it began in 1992 with about 200 participants. More than 100 schools have preregistered to receive exams this year, but others are welcome. There is no fee to participate in either round of the contest or the winners banquet. An endowment from the Daniels Fund pays expenses.
Teachers or students who would like to have the test sent to their schools should call UNC's Department of Mathematical Sciences at 970-351-2820.




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