In observance of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Martin Gardner, the UNC undergraduate math club will be hosting a Gathering 4 Gardner Celebration of the Mind. Martin Gardner was born October 21, 1914. The celebration will be on the UNC Campus on October 22, 2014. There will be a guest lecture at 5 in Ross Hall and then puzzles, snacks, and a magic show at 6:30 in the Panorama room at the student center. All are welcome. Download a copy of the poster here: GardnerPoster
Dates for the 2014-15 UNC Math Contest are set. Check the dates page for details.
If your school does not already have a math club, now would be a good time to start one and start practicing old contest problems.
If your school is not yet registered to participate in the contest, give your teacher a link to this website.
Jesse Zhang gave a presentation on generating functions at the Awards Banquet last April. Here are the slides from the presentation: Generating_Functions_Presentation
Check the photos page for pictures from last year’s contest.
2014-15 UNC Math Contest Student Flyer
The first round was held in schools November 4-7.
There were 2130 participants. There were six perfect scores.
Summary of First Round Results 2013-14
Here is a list of students who are Invited to the Final Round 2013-14
First Round 2013-14 With Solutions
Any student who has not qualified for invitation to the Final Round but who would nevertheless like to attempt the Final Round is welcome to email a short essay to email@example.com stating that they would like to participate. Such a student should consider carefully the fact that most of the questions on the Final Round are challenging at the level of the hardest ones on the First Round and that some are harder. However, any essay sent will get read, and consideration will be given to extending an invitation. There is no need for a student to offer evidence that they might do well. All that is requested is a clear statement that they want to participate and that they understand the challenging nature of the Final Round.
Some of the questions on the archived scans of the older contests were obscured by dark lines. We have posted new, cleaner scans on the Problems & Solutions page.