Sign Up for UNM-PNM Statewide Mathematics Contest Now

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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 Deadline for signing up is Thursday, Oct. 31. Contact Karen McCullough Gaunt with questions at 663-2510, ext. 3040 or
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

More information about the contest as well as former exams, solutions, and problems of the month may be accessed at the contest website: