October 5, 2012
The Evergreen State College is hosting its fourth annual High School Math Tournament on December 1, 2012, from 9:00am to 4:00pm at The Evergreen State College (registration starts at 9:00am, and events start at 9:30am). All high school students are welcome to come and enjoy a day of fun problems and competition!
This is a free event! Space is limited, so register early. Each school can bring up to 18 students (possibly more, depending on space restrictions; if you might want to bring more than 18, please indicate that in your preregistration). All participants will receive a certificate of participation. Lunch options will be available for purchase on campus that day, or you can bring your own lunch.
At this year’s tournament, there will once again be two sets of team prizes: one for teams consisting only of Freshmen & Sophomores, and one for overall teams. We’d love to see lots of Freshmen & Sophomores at our tournament and hope you’ll consider bringing teams with students at that level as well as more advanced students.
Here’s a postable flyer with information about the tournament.
The tournament will consist of the following tests (for more information about these tests and how they’re scored, see http://mathleague.org/hstests.php):
- Team Test (20 minutes for 10 problems, solved as a team, calculators allowed)
- Target Test (individual; 8 problems, given 2 at a time with 10 minutes per pair of problems, no calculators)
- Sprint Test (individual; 60 minutes for 30 multiple-choice problems, calculators allowed)
- Relay Test (5 multi-part problems, each problem solved as a 3-person team in individual stages, no calculators)
All participants who score 50% or better, or in the 80th percentile or better, in any single event at this tournament will be invited to the Washington Regional Championship, to be held at Evergreen in April 2013!
Calculators: Any calculator approved for use on the SAT is acceptable for the team test and sprint round (but not for the target test or relay). Students may use multiple calculators and are not required to clear calculator memories before testing. Students must bring their own calculators to the tournament. The guidelines about calculators allowed for use on the SAT can be found here.
Follow this link to preregister for the tournament. Once you’ve preregistered, you’ll be sent a full set of registration materials.
In the meantime, if you have questions, please e-mail Brian Walter from this page.