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Mathematics Contest Rules

A. Eligibility requirements

  1. Students must go to school in one of the following counties: Anson, Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Cumberland, Duplin, Harnett, Hoke, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, New Hanover, Pender, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson, or Scotland. Private schools and home schooled students from these counties are welcome too.
  2. Those students who have successfully completed Algebra Part 1 and are currently enrolled in Algebra Part 2 are eligible to participate in the Algebra I test.
  3. Those students who are enrolled in the traditional year long course sequence are eligible to take the test for the course in which they are currently enrolled. 
  4. Those students who are enrolled in the block or semester course are eligible to participate in either the test for the course in which they are currently enrolled or the course most recently completed, but not both.
  5. Those students who are repeating a course at any of the three levels are not eligible to participate in that competition.

B. Sponsor supervison

The school designated sponsor must accompany and be responsible for the students welfare and behavior.

C. Scoring

  1. An individual score is computed by the number of correct responses on the test taken.
  2. Individual tie-breakers are established by the weights assigned to each test item.
  3. A team score is calculated by adding the top three individual scores of the team.
  4. If teams tie, the score of the fourth team member is the first level tie-breaker.

D. Awards

  1. Each contestant will receive a certificate of participation. Please type the students' names on the FINAL REGISTRATION FORM exactly as they want them to appear on their certificates.
  2. The first three individual winners in each division will receive a plaque and a certificate.
  3. The first place team in each division, as determined by adding the top three scores from each school, will receive a trophy and a certificate.
  4. The second and third place teams will receive a plaque and a certificate.
  5. Up to 10% of individuals in each division will be eligible for regional finals.

D. Return the tests

The test in each area is changed substantially every year for obvious reasons. However, all copies of the test must be returned to the test administrators at the site.

E. Bring pencils and calculators

Each student should bring at least two sharpened #2 pencils. We will provide all paper. Calculator use is permitted but calculators will not be provided at the site. Graphic calculators can be used, although the test is constructed so that use of these calculators will not provide an advantage over the use of other types of calculators.

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