The University of New Mexico, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, and the PNM Foundation have announced the UNM-PNM Statewide Mathematics Contest for the 2013-2014 school year.
The goal of the contest is to promote mathematical investigation, enhance problem-solving skills, and recognize and honor outstanding mathematics achievement among students in New Mexico.
The contest is open to all students in grades 7-12 as well as students in lower grades who are taking a high school level math class. Students younger than 7th grade who wish to compete will be placed in the 7th-8th grade category. All other students will compete with students in their grade level category. The following are the grade level categories: 7th-8th grade, 9th grade, 10th grade, 11th grade, and 12th grade.
The contest is administered in two rounds. Round I may be administered any time Nov. 1 through Nov. 4. After the exams are graded, the top 200 finalists are invited to UNM Saturday, Feb. 1 to compete in Round II.
More information about the contest as well as former exams, solutions, and problems of the month may be accessed at the contest website: http://mathcontest.unm.edu.