The 39th Annual (2017) University of Maryland High School Mathematics Competition

The format:
Part I - 25 multiple choice questions, 75 min; 
Part II - 5 problems, 2 hours.

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. The three 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).)
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 2017:
Part I, Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 1:00 - 3:00 pm; 
Part II, Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 1:00 - 3:00 pm.

The competition is usually given at the student's school. For special situations (for example, home-schooled students), contact Dr. Ebrahimian (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.

Registration information:

Students should contact their high school teachers. Teachers who will administer the exam should click here for information on how to register.

Registration deadline: October 15, 2017

Here is the list of schools from which registration emails were received.

Here are the Part I Problems and Solutions.
Results from Part I have been emailed to the schools. A total of 1924 students took Part I. The scores ranged from -38 to 100. The median was 26 (out of 100). The cutoff for Part II is 48, and 249 students qualified for Part II.

To teachers: Part II has been mailed. If you have not received it, please contact Dr. Ebrahimian at mathcomp@math.umd.edu

Here are the Part II Problems and Solutions.

Winners are now posted. Congratulations!!

A score of 138 (out of 250) or higher (on Parts I and II combined) was needed to earn Honorable Mention. Results for Part II are emailed to the schools.

The award ceremony will be held on Saturday, March 10th, 10-11:30 am in Room 3206 at the Mathematics Building at University of Maryland. The address is as follows:

William E. Kirwan Hall

4176 Campus Dr

College Park, MD 20742

If you have questions or requests, please contact the chair of the competition committee, Dr. Ebrahimian. e-mail: mathcomp "at" math.umd.edu   tel.: (301)405-5154 fax: (301)314-0827.



Old problems:

In 2017 a total of 1924 students took Part I. The scores ranged from -38 to 100. The median was 26 (out of 100). The cutoff for Part II was 48, and 249 students qualified for Part II. A score of 138 (out of 250) or higher (on Parts I and II combined) was needed to earn Honorable Mention.

In 2016 a total of 1913 students took Part I. The scores ranged from -38 to 100. The median was 16 (out of 100). The cutoff for Part II was 46, and 224 students qualified for Part II. A score of 133 (out of 250) or higher (on Parts I and II combined) was needed to earn Honorable Mention. In 2015, a total of 2234 students took Part I. The scores ranged from -42 to 100. The median was 24 (out of 100). The cutoff for Part II was 52, and 252 students qualified for Part II. A score of 144 (out of 250) or higher (on Parts I and II combined) was needed to earn Honorable Mention. In 2014, a total of 2090 students took Part I. The scores ranged from -38 to 100. The median was 14 (out of 100). The cutoff for Part II was 46, and 223 students qualified for Part II. A score of 141 (out of 250) or higher (on Parts I and II combined) was needed to earn Honorable Mention. In 2013, a total of 2614 students took Part I. The scores ranged from -44 to 96. The median was 18 (out of 100). The cutoff for Part II was 44, and 291 students qualified for Part II. A score of 136 (out of 250) or higher (on Parts I and II combined) was needed to earn Honorable Mention. In 2012, a total of 2588 students took Part I. The scores ranged from -44 to 100. The median was 16 (out of 100). The cutoff for Part II was 52, and 252 students qualified for Part II. A score of 153 (out of 250) or higher (on Parts I and II combined) was needed to earn Honorable Mention. In 2011, a total of 2584 students took Part I. The scores ranged from -44 to 96. The median was 22 (out of 100). The cutoff for Part II was 52, and 279 students qualified for Part II. A score of 144 (out of 250) or higher (on Parts I and II combined) was needed to earn Honorable Mention. In 2010, a total of 2439 students took Part I. The scores ranged from -42 to 100. 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 of 250.

Competition rules

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