Type of contest: The contest will consist of three parts: a written examination from approximately 9:15 to 10:15 a.m., a team competition from approximately 10:45 to 11:45 am, and a Math Jeopardy competition among the four (four person) teams with the highest scores in the written/team segments, beginning at approximately 1:30 pm. (It is anticipated that the entire event, including awards presentations, will conclude by 3:00-3:30 p.m. There will also be awards for those students with the highest individual scores on the written exam.
A school must have a faculty sponsor in order to participate in the tournament. A school may have fewer than four students participate in the morning events, but such teams will not be eligible for the Jeopardy competition. Each school may send one or two teams and a maximum of 2 alternates.
Application Deadline: Deadline for receiving completed entrance forms is Friday, February 2, 2018. An entrance form is included with this letter. We will also be offering the opportunity for you to register for the contest online this year. There are NO ENTRANCE/APPLICATION FEES.
The written examination in the morning will consist of 20 multiple choice questions. Approximately 20% of the questions are on elementary topics, and 80% are on logarithms, probability, functions, and more advanced topics. The team portion will consist of approximately 8 questions answered collaboratively.
The Math Jeopardy contest will have six categories with five questions in each category. The rules and game play will mirror the famous TV game (there will be two “daily doubles”, and one “final jeopardy” question, where each team wagers some amount of the points they have amassed on one last question to determine the winner). Some of the questions in this round will be quick “general knowledge” questions about Mathematics, and others will be more technical/computational questions (typically requiring team collaboration) about a wide array of topics spanning basic algebra, trigonometry, statistics, discrete mathematics, calculus, and various other areas.
No aids such as calculators will be allowed in either contest. All paper, pencils, and other needed materials will be supplied.
Final plans and information including a time table, registration forms and parking permits will be mailed prior to the contest to all schools that return entrance forms. We are transitioning to online registration this year, so you may opt to fill out the online registration form available at Online Entrance Form. For more detailed rules for the Jeopardy contest please view Jeopardy Rules.
If you have any questions about the contest, please call, fax or email:
Dr. Chris Sligar Phone: 706-667-4486
Department of Mathematics Augusta University
2500 Walton Way Augusta, GA 30904-2200
** Augusta State University and Georgia Health Sciences University consolidated to form Augusta University
For those wishing to register online please use the links below:
**Please complete the 2017 Eligibility Confirmation Form to accompany the Online Entrance Form submission.