Math Day 2016 Results

Math Day is sponsored by the UWG Department of Mathematics

  • High School Registration
    The Registration Form is due by February 12th.  However, due to limited space on campus, we will need to cut Registration off at 250 students.  So Registration may end earlier if we reach our capacity.  For reference, last year we had over 320 students register.  If you have any questions, feel free to email Dr. Scott Sykes at 
  • Schedule of Events

    Time Event Location
    9:00 am - 9:30 am  Arrival and Registration Campus Center 
    9:30 am - 9:45 am  Welcome Campus Center 
    9:55 am - 10:50 am  Individual Tests Various Buildings 
    10:55 am - 11:30 am  Team Tests  Various Buildings 
    11:30 am - 12:45 pm  LUNCH**  
    12:45 pm - 1:20 pm MATH Talk  Campus Center 
    1:25 pm - 2:05 pm  Final Individual Competition  Campus Center 
    2:10 pm- 2:30 pm  Awards Campus Center 
    • Time: 9:00 am - 9:30 am 
      Event: Arrival and Registration
      Location: Campus Center 

    • Time: 9:30 am - 9:45 am 
      Event: Welcome
      Location: Campus Center 

    • Time: 9:55 am - 10:50 am 
      Event: Individual Tests
      Location: Various Buildings 

    • Time: 10:55 am - 11:30 am 
      Event: Team Tests 
      Location: Various Buildings 

    • Time: 11:30 am - 12:45 pm 
      Event: LUNCH**

    • Time: 12:45 pm - 1:20 pm
      Event: MATH Talk 
      Location: Campus Center 

    • Time: 1:25 pm - 2:05 pm 
      Event: Final Individual Competition 
      Location: Campus Center 

    • Time: 2:10 pm- 2:30 pm 
      Event: Awards
      Location: Campus Center 

     **Lunch is not provided.  You can eat lunch at the campus dining facilities (Z6 or the new East Commons Dining Hall adjacent to Boyd Building) or eat off campus.

  • Ciphering Rules


    1. For each division, the five individuals with the highest test scores will participate in the ciphering match.
    2. Calculators are not allowed.
    3. Each round of the ciphering match will be limited to 10 minutes.
    4. The time limit for each question will be 90 seconds.
    5. There will be up to 6 questions per round, depending on time available.
    6. Points will be awarded as follows:
      • A correct answer given during the first 30-seconds will receive 3 points.
      • A correct answer given during the second 30-seconds will receive 2 points.
      • A correct answer given during the third 30-seconds will receive 1 point.
    7. Each participant is allowed only one solution per problem. 
    8. No answers will be accepted after the time limit expires.
    9. All answers should be expressed in completely simplified form:
      • Expressions reduced to lowest terms
      • No decimal answers
      • Radicals must be simplified
      • No negative exponents


    • The five participants in each round will be seated in the front of the auditorium.
    • Participants will be provided answer sheets with room for scratch work.
    • When the problem is presented, the timekeeper will start the stopwatch and hold up three fingers for 30 seconds.  During the second 30 seconds, the timekeeper will hold up two fingers; and during the third 30 sec, one finger.
    • Participants will work the problem, place their answer in the space provided, and hold up the answer sheet.
    • Scorers will accept the forms, determine the number of points possible by observing the timekeeper, and write this number on the answer sheet in the space provided.
    • After the time limit has expired or all participants have submitted answers (whichever occurs first), the answer will be revealed, and the scorers will submit the sheets with correct answers to the scorekeepers.
    • The next problem will then be displayed.
    • Problems will be presented until the 10 minute limit is reached or six problems have been presented, whichever occurs first.
    • Scorekeepers will then post the total points awarded to each participant.
    • The rounds will proceed in the following order:
      Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Calculus
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  • Prizes
    Students will receive trophies in the individual competition.

    In the Problem-Solving Competition, teams will receive certificates.

    Trophies will also be given to the overall top three teams.
  • Undergraduate Math Contest
    The Department of Mathematics has organized a math competition for UWG undergraduate students.  All UWG undergraduate students are invited to participate in the competition, which will be held as part of Math Day, February 26th, 2016.

    A minimal background in mathematics is needed.

    To register, send an email with your student ID to Dr. Vu Kim Tuan at

    The deadline for registration is February 24th, 2016.

    The first two places will get cash prizes $100 and $75.  The 3rd to 6th top scores will receive $50 textbook vouchers, redeemable at the University Bookstore.  Certificates and prizes will be announced at the close of Math Day activities, around 2:10PM.

    Who: UWG undergraduate students

    When: February 26th, 2016, 10:00 am -11:00 am

    Where: Department of Mathematics, Boyd 304

    Prizes: Cash awards and textbook vouchers

    For further information, please contact Dr. Vu Kim Tuan at