UNM-PNM Announce Statewide High School Mathematics Contest

UNM 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 2014-2015 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 that 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 between Nov 7-10. After the exams are graded, the top 200 finalists are invited to UNM on Saturday, Feb. 7 to compete in Round II.

Los Alamos High School – The Round I exam will take place 8-11 a.m. Monday Nov. 10 at LAHS in the Speech Theater. The Round I exam at LAHS will include only 9th-12th grade students. Each student will need to arrive at 7:45 a.m. and bring several #2 pencils. No calculators are allowed. Scratch paper will be provided. Students will be excused through the Attendance Office.

LAHS students need to sign up in the LAHS Math Office, Room A212 and online at http://mathcontest.unm.edu/forms/student/2014/2014student_reg.php. Deadline for signing up at LAHS is Thursday, Nov. 6. Contact Karen McCullough for any questions at 505.663.2510, ext. 3040, or by email, ka.mccullough@laschools.net.

Los Alamos Middle School will be giving the test for 7th-8th graders, as well as any interested grade school students. Round I will be given at 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 8 in Classroom 268. Students should arrive at 8:50 a.m. with several #2 pencils. Sign up with Mrs. Bartlett Gaunt, 8th grade math teacher (a.bartlett@laschools.net).

If students cannot make the scheduled test time for their schools, the exam will also be given 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9 at UNM.

More information about the contest as well as former exams, solutions and problems of the month may be accessed at the contest web site: http://mathcontest.unm.edu./