People who were at the awards banquet in 2012 may recognize the new Star Wars robot BB8: He is, of course, the Sphero that inventor ( and former UNC math student ) Adam Wilson shared with us at that banquet. Here are a couple of links.
Congratulations to everyone who participated.
In the next few days we will email winners information about the Awards Banquet.
Results will be posted when the papers have been graded.
Participants- if you have not yet provided your information, please visit the Registration page. We look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday, January 31. Please remind your teachers and family that they are welcome at the Solutions Seminar while you are working the problems.
Participants, please plan to arrive at 12:45 pm in McKee Lecture Hall L152 on the UNC campus in Greeley. Work on the contest is 1:00-4:00 pm. No electronic devices may be used or visible in the contest room during the contest. Maps and directions are on the Maps page.
Families and teachers are invited to the traditional Solutions Seminar in Ross 0600 while participants work on the contest, 1:00-4:00 pm. Contest writers will discuss the problems and solutions. There will be signs at McKee showing the route to the Seminar room, which is in the adjacent building. The Solution Seminar is in a room one floor below the usual room this year.
Results will be posted online and emailed when they are ready, about ten days after the contest. A general summary is prepared, ranks are assigned to the top 25 papers, and about 25 participants are named Honorable Mention. No individual scores are sent. Participants can check the answers and solutions on the website to gauge how they have done on various problems. Answers and solutions will be posted soon after the contest.
Congratulations to the students who are invited to the Final Round of the 2014-15 UNC Mathematics Contest on January 31, 2015. Check the results page for a summary of the results and a list of those invited.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
The first round will be held in schools around the state the first week in November. If you want to participate and have not heard anything from a teacher at your school, talk to your teacher or email us at email@example.com
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