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2011 IUPUI High School Math Contest Accepting Entries

Release Date: 
Feb 25 2011

Throughout fifteen central Indiana counties, hundreds of high school students will use the next six weeks to work through a series of math problems. These students will study patterns, analyze relationships, draft and refine their solutions, and finally submit their work to the IUPUI Department of Mathematical Sciences as part of the IUPUI High School Math Contest. Many high school teachers will use this as an opportunity to supplement their own lesson plans and provide students with creative and competitive outlets.

Entries must be mailed by Friday, April 15th.

In mid-April, IUPUI faculty and graduate students will volunteer over one hundred hours to judge all entries based on the student's method of finding the solution, correctness, and elegance of solution. The questions are chosen so that all high school students—from freshmen through seniors—are able to utilize their math problem-solving skills.

In May, approximately 30 of the top competitors will arrive on campus for the award ceremony. The first place winner will receive $500 and a full four-year academic tuition scholarship to the School of Science at IUPUI. Five second place winners will receive $200 and ten third place winners will receive $100. In addition, $2,000 scholarships to the School of Science at IUPUI will be awarded to the 15 second and third place winners. These scholarships are renewable for four years, subject to certain requirements.

All top competitors will also have an opportunity to nominate a teacher for the Educator Impact Award, presented to a math educator who encourages and engages students.

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