First Round Results 2017

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The UNC Math Contest is designed to challenge students in grades 7-12, with younger students welcome to try if they have an interest. Thanks to support from the Daniels Fund, the contest is free and open to all K-12 students in Colorado. The contest is administered by volunteers who have registered in advance to receive the contest materials. To register to administer the contest, go to the registration page. If you are a student interested in participating, ask your math teacher about the contest at your school or email us at Click on the tabs above to find copies of old contest questions, solutions, and other information about the contest.


The First Round of the 2017-2018 Contest was held October 27-November 2 in schools across Colorado.

The highest possible score was 110.  Nine participants scored 110 and 25 scored 100.  The table below shows the minimum qualifying scores required for invitation to the Final Round for each grade. Each question was worth 10 points.

Grade                                    5       6          7          8           9         10         11        12

Qualifying score              50     50        50        50         60          60         60        60

Number of qualifiers      1      8          28        82           29         33         39        34

The next table shows the number of students who answered each of the questions correctly.

  1           2           3         4         5        6         7         8         9         10          11  

639      700       522       92      433     281      99      414      129       184         42

Here is the list of participants invited to the final round in January:  INVITED

If you are invited to the final round, please register.

First Round Results Summary 2017

First Round 2017 Questions        

First Round 2017 Solutions        

First Round 2017 Solutions (Dr. Song’s version)



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