The University of Maryland High School Mathematics Competition
The 2020 competition is postponed. The exact date will be determined later, but it will likely be in January or February 2021.
Every autumn, the University of
Maryland organizes a High School Mathematics Competition, open to high
school students enrolled in Maryland or the District of Columbia. The
Competition provides students stimulation, feedback and the
opportunity for achievement. The top three scorers each year
are awarded a scholarship for full tuition and expenses at the
University of Maryland. There are also cash prizes and Edgar Krahn Scholar
opportunities, which vary from year to year.
The competition consists of two examinations. Generally,
about 2000 students take the Part I examination.
Students who score well on the Part I exam are invited to
participate in Part II of the Competition (a considerably more
challenging exam). The exams require a sound knowledge
of high school mathematics
up to, but not including, calculus. Both parts require
mathematical insight and ingenuity.
began in 1979 under the leadership of
Brit Kirwan, then chair of the Mathematics Department. The
first Competition was organized by Professor Gertrude Ehrlich.
Over the years, the Competition has been graced by many fine
students. For recent years, we have more detailed records:
Contestants can also follow links to
competitions and opportunities.
- Lists of Winners in
Some previous Competition exams, with solutions
If you have questions or requests, please contact the
chair of the competition committee,
Dr. Roohollah Ebrahimian.
e-mail: math-comp "at" umd.edu
tel.: (301)405-5470 fax: (301)314-0827