The 39th Annual (2017) 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 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.
Students should contact their high school teachers. Teachers who will
administer the exam should click here for information on how to
Registration deadline: October 15, 2017
Yes, this deadline has passed, but we will still accept registration
emails until just before the test date of October 25.
Here is the list
of schools from which registration emails were received.
Part I contest materials were emailed on Friday, October 20. If you have not received them, please message Dr. Ebrahimian at firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP.
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
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 is 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.
of Interest to Contestants