The goal of the contest is to promote
mathematics education in New Mexico by rewarding students, teachers,
and their schools for mathematics excellence. Between 700 to 1200
New Mexico students benefit from this program annually. The contest
is open to all students in grades 7 - 12 as well as interested
students in lower grades. The contest has two rounds of exams
designed to test mathematical potential and ingenuity as well as
formal knowledge. Round I is administered at the students's home
school. Students from non-registered schools can take the Round I
exam at the UNM campus as indicated in the Calendar of Events. The
top finalists are invited to the UNM Campus in early February to
compete in Round II. We will also continue
the awards for the schools with the highest participation in the
Contest First Round. The winners will be determined using the number
of participants with non-zero scores on the Contest First Round
scaled proprtionately to the school size. The annual contest
is currently directed by professors Janet Vassilev and Daniel Appelo and.
Sponsorship of the UNM-PNM Statewide High School
Mathematics Contest comes from the Department of
Mathematics and Statistics and a grant from the PNM.
Prizes presented in addition with gifts from the family of Professor Jeffrey Davis, Mu Alpha Theta (the National High School and Two-Year College Mathematics Honor Society), and a generous discount from the American Mathematical Society.
To find out more about Mu Alpha Theta, their scholarships, grants, free math competitions, and other benefits, please visit www.mualphatheta.org. NCTM, MAA, SIAM, and AMATYC are sponsoring organizations of Mu Alpha Theta.
September 6, 2016
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