Overview. 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 designed at highschool level, and New Mexico students from grades
5 through 12 have been participating. It has two examination rounds,
each testing mathematical potential and ingenuity in addition to
formal knowledge. Round I is administered online.
The top finalists from Round I are invited to the UNM Campus
in early February to compete in Round II, administered as an
inperson written exam. Prior to the Round II examination, a
prominent mathematician or statitician will give a presentation
available to all. Recent invited guest speakers for Round II of the
contest include Laura Kubatko of Ohio State University,
Peter Kuchment of Texas A&M University, Yuliya Gorb of the
National Science Foundation, and Stefan Steinerberger of the
University of Washington. The 20232024 contest is directed by
James Degnan and Stephen Lau.
Support. Sponsorship of the UNMPNM Statewide High School
Mathematics Contest comes from the
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
and a grant from the PNM.
The contest also awards prizes, through gifts from
Mu Alpha Theta
(the National High School and TwoYear 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.
Donations. If you wish to support our contest, please
click here
to make a donation.
This year's 20232024 contest
From the 20222023 contest
From the 20212022 contest
From the 20202021 contest
