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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 high-school 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 in-person 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 2023-2024 contest is directed by James Degnan and Stephen Lau.

Support. Sponsorship of the UNM-PNM 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 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.

Donations. If you wish to support our contest, please click here to make a donation.

This year's 2023-2024 contest

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From the 2020-2021 contest