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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 Hongnian Huang and Jehanzeb H. Chaudhry.


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 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.

If you would like to support our contest, please click here to make a gift.

 

 November 21, 2018

This year's contest:

2018-2019 Contest, Round I, Fall 2018 questions

2018-2019 Contest, Round I, Fall 2018 answers

2018-2019 Contest, Round I, Fall 2018 statistics

 

 

Calendar of Events

September 21, 2018

Letters of Invitation announcing this year's contest are mailed to schools.

If you or your school did not receive an announcement letter and you are interested in participating in this years contest please e-mail Hongnian Huang or Jehanzeb H. Chaudhry at the Department of Mathematics & Statistics.
  

October 31, 2018

Schools wishing to participate can register after September 4, the deadline for registration is October 31.

If you are a teacher wanting to register your school, click here.

Students wishing to participate can register after September 4, the deadline for registration is October 31.

If you are a student wanting to register, click here.

Registration can also be done by mail at

University of New Mexico
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
UNM-PNM Statewide Mathematics Contest
MSCO1 1115
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

November 1, 2018

An electronic copy of the Round I exam is made available to participating schools. A hard copy can be made available to schools that are not able to receive the exam electronically.
  
  

November 2-5, 2018

The Round I exam is administered at registered schools throughout the state.

Alternative time: Sunday, November 4 from 1‐4, UNM Campus Room SMLC Room 102

Note: Please see the Campus Map for location.   Parking in Lots B and C next to the buildings is free on the weekend with the exception of all parking meters and reserved spots.

 

November 10, 2018

Round I Grading Session: Volunteer and UNM teachers meet in SMLC 356 at 9:00am to grade the exams. Refreshments will be provided.
  

December 7, 2018

Round I exam results will be mailed to their respective schools. Letters are mailed to Round II qualifiers.
  
  

February 2, 2019

Public Lecture (at 10 am) in  Science and Math Learning Center, Room 102. Speaker: Professor TBA of TBA University. Refreshments served before lecture. All are welcome.

Title: "To Be Announced"

Round II Exam: 1:00pm to 4:00pm in the Science and Math Learning Center, Room 102 on the UNM Campus.

Note: Please see the Campus Map for location. Parking in Lots B and C next to the buildings is free on the weekend with the exception of all reserved or metered spots.

April 20, 2019

Banquet held at the Student Union Building on the University of New Mexico campus in Albuquerque from 11:00am-2:00pm, Ballroom C.

 

 

 

 

Last year's contest:

THE UNM-PNM 2017-2018 STATEWIDE MATHEMATICS CONTEST WINNERS

Public Lecture in Science and Math Learning Center, Room 102, 10am -11am, Saturday February 3, 2018. Speaker: Professor Loredana Lanzani of Syracuse University. Refreshments served before lecture. All are welcome.

Title: "Practical Uses of Complex Analysis"

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The Awards Banquet will take place at the Student Union Building on the University of New Mexico campus in Albuquerque on April 21 from 11:00 a.m.-2 p.m., Ballroom C

2017-2018 Contest, Round II, Spring 2018 questions

2017-2018 Contest, Round II, Spring 2018 answers

2017-2018 Contest, Round II, Spring 2018 statistics

2017-2018 Contest, Round I, Fall 2017 questions

2017-2018 Contest, Round I, Fall 2017 answers

2017-2018 Contest, Round I, Fall 2017 statistics

 

 

 

 

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