UMD Math Competition
The 33rd Annual (2011) University of Maryland High School Mathematics Competition
Part I of the Competition is open to all students enrolled
in high schools in Maryland and the District of Columbia. High scores on
Part I will qualify to participate in Part II of the Competition.
participants* earning the highest combined scores on both parts will win
$500, $400, and $300, respectively. Among those completing both parts of the competition, the highest
scorer* in each county and in Baltimore City and in the District of Columbia will be awarded
a prize of $100.
(*The fine print: In order to receive a cash award, a student must have a Social Security number or
an ITIN (International Taxpayer Identification Number).)
Part I - 25 multiple choice questions, 75 min;
Part II - 5 problems, 2 hours.
The top three overall scorers** will be offered a scholarship for full tuition and expenses
if and when they enroll at the University of Maryland (for non-seniors, this might be a few years from now).
(**More fine print: For this year's contest, to receive a scholarship, a student must
be a US citizen, national, or permanent resident.)
In addition to a sound knowledge of high school mathematics
(up to, but not including, calculus), both parts will require a fair amount
of mathematical insight and ingenuity.
The dates for 2011:
Part I, Wednesday, October 19, 1:00 - 3:00;
Part II, Wednesday, November 30, 1:00 - 3:00.
The competition is usually given at the student's school.
For special situations (for example, home-schooled students), contact
Harry Tamvakis (mathcomp "at" math.umd.edu). There is no registration fee
for the competition. It's free.
Here is a
POSTER suitable for tacking to school bulletin boards.
(We suggest copying it onto colored paper.)
Students should contact their high school teachers. Teachers who will
administer the exam should click here for information on how to
Registration deadline: October 9, 2011
(Yes, this deadline has passed, but we will still accept registration
emails until just before the test date of October 19.)
Here is the list
of schools from which registration emails were received.
Here are the Part I Problems
Results have been emailed to the schools. A total of 2584 students took Part I.
The scores ranged from 96 to -44. The median was 22 (out of 100).
The cutoff for Part II is 52, and 279 students qualified for Part II.
are now posted. Congratulations!!
There was 1 perfect score of 150 on Part II.
A score of 144 (out of 250) or higher (on Parts I and II combined)
was needed to earn Honorable Mention.
Results for Part II will be emailed to the schools by mid January.
from the award ceremony on February 25, 2012.
If you have questions or requests, please contact the
chair of the competition committee, Professor
e-mail: mathcomp "at" math.umd.edu tel.: (301)405-5120
In 2010, a total of 2439 students took Part I.
The scores ranged from 100 to -42. The median was 20 (out of 100).
The cutoff for Part II was 50, and 249 students qualified for Part II.
A score of 134 (out of 250) or higher (on Parts I and II combined) was
needed to earn Honorable Mention. One student achieved a perfect score
In 2009, a total of 2343 students took Part I.
The scores ranged from 94 to -50. The median was 28 (out of 100).
The cutoff for Part II was 52, and 251 students qualified for Part II.
A score of 152 (out of 250) or higher (on Parts I and II combined) was needed to earn Honorable Mention.
of Interest to Contestants