The Eastern Shore High School Mathematics Competition
Sponsored by The Klein G. and Mary Lee Leister Foundation and Delmarva Power, An Exelon Company
The 34th Annual Eastern Shore High School Mathematics Competition took place on Thursday, November 9, 2017.
The goal of the Annual Eastern Shore High School Mathematics Competition is to promote and support mathematics in the secondary education community of the Lower- and Mid-Eastern Shore counties of Delmarva.
The event provides a fun and challenging mathematics competition focused on both individual and cooperative achievement. Each participating school may enter a team of up to three students in the competition.
The team round presents each school's team with challenging, open-ended problems. To solve these problems, the team members are encouraged to work together. Each team is to provide complete solutions to as many problems as possible, including justification of all steps and clear, concise explanations. The use of calculators is permitted during the team round. It is the responsibility of each team to provide calculators for their team.
The individual round has each student, working independently, answer twenty multiple choice questions. Winners are chosen based on the number of questions answered correctly; there is no penalty for incorrect answers. The use of calculators is not permitted during the individual round.
Subject areas covered by contest questions include: algebra, geometry, functions and functional notation, exponents and logarithms, trigonometry, probability and statistics, logic and set theory, arithmetic sequences, geometric series, and number theory.
Awards are presented to the three students with the highest scores in the individual round of the contest and to the three teams with the highest scores in the team round.
Invited Presentations: After the individual round, students attend a brief workshop on a mathematical topic which they may not otherwise encounter in the high school curriculum. Recent topics have included: