The Citadel's 36th? Annual High-School Mathematics Competition
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science will host what is rumored to be its 36th annual high-school mathematics competition on the Wednesday afternoons of 11, 18, and 25 February, 2009. The competitions will be held in Duckett Hall Auditorium, which is where we have always held the competitions. Parking is available in the lot which is on Congress Street Extension and is sandwiched between the Alumni Center and the campus. (So it is catty-corner to the Johnson Hagood Stadium and is netered through the chain-link gates. Here is a map which extends off-campus.) You may also try the regular on-campus parking, shown in yellow on the map. You may drop off the participants and then park the vehicle. Please retrieve participants before you leave.
Those of you who are unfamiliar with the competition should bear in mind that it is rather informal. There is no preregistration, and no registration fees. If you have students who wish to participate, just show up. In January I will mail a letter to local high schools with details of this event.
This is the letter which we mailed to local high schools the week of Monday, 5 January 2009.
Here are the questions and answers for week one of Level I and Level II.
Here are the results after week one. Level I is on sheet one and Level II is on sheet two.
I look forward to seeing you for the second session on 18 February, and then the third session (with Tootsie Roll Tootsie Pops and the prizes) on 25 February.
I apologize for the mistakes in the Level I competition of 18 February. I am thankful I got through Level II without any. Here are the questions and answers for Level I and Level II for week two.
Here are the second week results for Level and Level II. I think the level numbers match up with the sheet numbers.
Next week I will have the gift cards to Amazon.com ($80 for first place, $40 for second, $25 for third) and the Tootsie Roll Tootsie Pops. See you then.
We had a successful conclusion to the mathematics competition on 25 February. The big winners in Level I were Busra Sogut and Bogdan Bordieanu of Wando High School, as can be seen by looking at the final results. Ms. Sogut took the first-place prize of an $80 gift card to amazon.com while Mr. Bordieanu took the second-place $40 gift card. Jonathan Pizzaro of the School of the Arts took the third-place $25 gift card. Here are the questions and answers for Level One of the third week.
We had a rather tight contest for first place in Level Two as David Zhang of the Academic Magnet School edged out Qian Li Sun of Wando. William Zhang of Academic Magnet took third place, while Kevin McBrayer of Goose Creek took the fourth-place prize. (The prizes are the same, someone gets the extra $25 gift card which is purchased in case of a tie.) Final results are in the same location as for Level I. (I think Level I is on sheet 1 and Level II is on sheet two.) Here are the questions and answers for Level II.
Here is the information from last year's competition, with links to years before that.