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Attention: Mathletes! Join us Friday, April 3, 2015

Front Range Community College-Westminster Campus will be hosting the fourth annual Front Range Regional Math Contest for high school students on Friday, April 3, 2015. Contact Marcus Szwankowski with any questions.

  • There are no registration fees for the contest
  • Capacity limited to 175 students total 
  • The contest will start at 8:00am and run until 1:30pm
  • A special lunch time math at work demo will be presented by CU-Boulder
  • The contest will feature 4-member team, as well as individual, competitions
  • Schools can bring anywhere from one to seven teams
  • Freshmen through Seniors are welcome
  • The content of the questions will be limited to algebra and geometry
  • Calculators will not be allowed for any portion of the competition

Register your teams now >

Five parts of the contest

Schedule

Contest rules

Five Parts of the Contest:

  1. The event will start with a team challenge where teams of four are presented 10 engaging problems in the areas of geometry and algebra.
  2. Part two will be a multiple choice format individual competition.
  3. During lunch, there will be demonstrations of applications of electrical engineering. Faculty will have the opportunity to catch a sneak peak while participants are involved in the individual portion of the competition.
  4. Part four, the team tournament, will be a college bowl inspired single elimination face-off.
  5. After the team tournament, team and individual awards will be presented.

Schedule Details

8:00 - 8:30   Check-in
8:30 - 8:45   Welcome and Orientation
8:45 - 9:25    Team Challenge
9:25 - 9:40   Collect work & move to individual contest location
9:40 - 10:30      

Individual Contest and Preview for Math Teachers

Demos of Math at Work will provide good illustrations of "what you can do with math".

10:30 - 11:45  

Lunch and Cool Demos of Math at Work

(Lunch is not provided—please, bring a bag lunch or money for the FRCC cafeteria.)

11:45 - 1:00    Team Tournament
1:00 - 1:30   Awards

Contest Rules

  • There will be no calculators of any kind allowed for any portion of the contest. Students found in violation of this rule will be removed from the competition.
  • The 10 team challenge problems will be scored on a five point scale. Each individual problem will be graded by a single person to ensure consistent grading. Scores will be totalled and used to determine the seeding for the team tournament.
    • If there are ten or more schools in the competition, the top team from the top ten schools will be entered into the tourney.
    • If there are less than ten schools, then the bracket will be filled with the top remaining teams, regardless of school.
    • Ties will be broken using the “lowest number” method. That is, the last question will ask students to pick their lowest number. If there are ties, the participant with the lowest, unique number will win the tie.
  • There will be 12 awards for the individual competition. The top three finishers, regardless of school, in each grade level will receive awards. Ties will be broken using the “lowest number” method. That is, the last question on the individual portion will ask students to pick their lowest number. If there are ties, the participant with the lowest, unique number will win the tie.
  • The team tournament will consist of team players buzzing in to give the solutions to questions presented on a Powerpoint projection. Once a team buzzes in to answer a question, they must provide an answer immediately, or forfeit the chance to score a point.
  • If the first team to buzz in answers the question correctly, they will be awarded one point. If they do not answer correctly, the other team will have 10 seconds to provide an answer. A correct answer will earn the team one point. If no answer is given within a reasonable amount of time, the question will be skipped.
  • The early rounds of the tournament will be won by the first team to score 3 points. Later rounds will be won by the first team to score 5 points.