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High School Mathematics Contest

Next Occurence

The next contest will be on Friday October 24, 2014, 1:00pm - 4:15pm.


High school students.


This year’s format will be different than previous years.  There will be three individual parts to this year’s contest.  The first part will be four questions to be answered in 45 minutes.  These will be similar in nature to questions that appeared on the UNO contest in the past.  For these four problems (each worth 10 points), students will need to justify their answers.  Having the correct final answer by itself will not obtain full credit. The second part will consist of 20 multiple choice questions (each worth 2 points) that will need to be answered in 45 minutes.  The third part will consist of 8 target questions (each worth 5 points). These will be given to the students 2 at a time with a 10 minute time limit given for each of the four pairs of questions. For the target portion, only the final answer needs to be submitted. This year, no calculators will be allowed on the contest. The questions will be on topics such as geometry, combinatorics, algebra, number theory and general problem solving in mathematics.


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Individual prizes will be awarded to the participants with best total scores determined by the sum of the scores on the three events. The team scores will be determined by the sum of a school’s top four participants. Team trophies will be given to first, second, and third place.


To prepare for the contest, please visit our archives, here, to see problems from previous contests.

Results from 2013 Competition

1st Place, 96 points:
Derek Chew (Omaha North, Instructor: Darren Holley)

2nd Place, 89 points (tie):
Tony Kirkpatrick (Lincoln East, Instructor: John Matzke)
Akshay Rajagopal (Lincoln East, Instructor: John Matzke)
Ingrid Zhang (Lincoln East, Instructor: John Matzke)

4th Place, 79 points (tie):
Caravaggio Caniglia (Brownell-Talbot, Instructor: Jessica Ryan)
Sheng-Yau Lim (Millard North, Instructor: Aaron Harding)

5th Place, 77 points:
Keenan Allen (Lincoln East, Instructor: John Matzke)

6th Place, 75 points:
Michael Svolos (Omaha Central, Instructor: Greg Sand)

7th Place, 74 points (tie):
Ryan Goding (Omaha Central, Instructor: Greg Sand)
Wyatt Osborn (Elkhorn, Instructor: Richard Arch):
Celine Quiring (Millard North, Instructor: Aaron Harding)

Team Travelling Trophy: Lincoln East

Complete Results, click here

Questions and Solutions from 2013 Contest

2013 Organizing Committee: Dr. Darren Holley