Sign Up for UNM-PNM Statewide Mathematics Contest Now

LAPS News:

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.

Los Alamos High School:
Round I exam will take place at Los Alamos High School 8-11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 4 in the IMC classroom (library).The Round I exam at LAHS will include only 9th-12th grade students. Each student will need to arrive early and bring several #2 pencils. No calculators are allowed. Scratch paper will be provided. LAHS students need to sign up in the LAHS Math Office, Room A212 and online at http://mathcontest.unm.edu/forms/school/2013/2013mathcontest_regist.php. Deadline for signing up is Thursday, Oct. 31. Contact Karen McCullough Gaunt with questions at 663-2510, ext. 3040 or ka.mccullough@laschools.net.
 
Los Alamos Middle School:
LAMS will be giving the test for 7th-8th graders, as well as any interested grade school students. Round I will be given in the LAMS library 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov 2. Students should arrive at 8:50 a.m. with several #2 pencils. Sign up with Mrs. Bartlett Gaunt, 8th grade Math Teacher at a.bartlett@laschools.net.

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.

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