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High School Math Contest

Rules and Procedures

  1. There are two levels of competition: the Level 1 competition is open only to students who have taken, or are presently taking Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II or Geometry; the Level 2 competition is open only to students who have taken, or are presently taking, a course beyond Algebra II, such as Algebra III, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus or Calculus.

  2. Schools competing in the contest are divided by size. The South Carolina High School League sports divisions are used to place schools according to their sizes. The Large School division consists of 4A and 3A teams (enrollment of 880 or above) while the Small School division consists of 2A and 1A teams (enrollment of 879 or below).

  3. A maximum of six (6) students is considered a team for either level. Any student over the team number will be considered as a second team. There can be no more than two teams per school per level. Each high school may bring one or two faculty sponsors.

  4. A $12 nonrefundable registration fee will be charged for each student and sponsor. Everyone will receive break food, contest shirts and lunch.

  5. Make checks payable to Coastal Carolina University.

  6. Mail checks to:
        Coastal Carolina University
        Department of Mathematics and Statistics
        P.O. Box 261954
        Conway, SC 29528-6054

  7. The competition on each level will be based on a written, objective, multiple choice examination in mathematics.

  8. The questions for the Level I competition will be taken from topics in Algebra I and II, and Geometry. Level II questions will be taken from topics in Algebra, Geometry, Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry.

  9. Calculators may NOT be used on the tests.

  10. Several tie-breaker questions will be included on each examination.

  11. Participants will be allowed 50 minutes to complete their test.

More Information

Mary Wilkerson
Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Coastal Carolina University
Smith Science 207A
843-349-4074
mwilkerso@coastal.edu