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West River Math Contest

Mighty in math? Put those skills to the test in the 67th annual West River Math Contest

We invite students from South Dakota schools to participate in this competition, held on the campus of the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology on Monday, May 8th. Entry form (right) must be submitted by your school.

Divisions*

  • ALBEGRA I
    for students who have had no more than one year of Algebra
  • GEOMETRY
    for students who have Geometry in progress
  • ALGEBRA II
    for students who have Algebra II in progress
  • ADVANCED MATH
    for students having completed Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra II, and are now taking Trigonometry, Solid Geometry, or other senior level courses.
  • MASTER'S
    for students who have already participated in the Advanced Math Division

*Some schools do not offer these courses in this sequence, or you may have some students out of sequence. A student should take the exam for the course in which he/she is enrolled regardless of age or grade.


Date: Mon., May 8, 2017
Time: 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
SD Mines Campus
King Center | Campus Map

REGISTER ONLINE

Entry Deadline:
Friday, April 28, 2017

Download Registration Form instead

For more information

Contact:
DEBRA BIENERT
Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science
South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
501 E. St. Joseph Street
Rapid City, SD 57701-3995

(605) 394-2471
Debra.Bienert@sdsmt.edu


General Information

Entries

A school with less than 300 students enrolled in grades 9-12 may enter from one to six contestants in each division. Schools with more than 300 students enrolled in grades 9-12 may enter from one to 10 contestants in each division. If your school has less than 300 students but you wish to enter more than 6 students in any category, your school will be classified in the A division.   

Format

The contest will consist of a fifty-minute test followed by a twenty-minute test. The latter will be scored only if it is necessary to break ties. The contestant's score will be the score achieved on the fifty-minute test.

Pencils and Paper

All contestants should plan to provide their own pencils. The college will provide scratch paper.

Tests and Scoring

The tests in all divisions will be prepared and scored by the faculty of the Mathematics and Computer Science Department at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology.

Calculators and Cellphones

Calculators are not necessary for the exam and we will not allow their use. The use of cellphones is strictly prohibited during testing.

Prizes

Schools will be split into two classes: Class A and Class B. Please indicate your school’s enrollment in grades 9-12 and we will classify you accordingly. Prizes will be awarded in each class to the top five in each division. The top scorer in each division will be awarded a prize. The exception is in the Master's Division, which will have only 1 prize, to be awarded to the top scorer.

Forms/Documents

Entry form | General Information | Schedule

Contest Schedule

Download Schedule

9:30 am

General Meeting

All students and teachers will meet in the gymnasium in the King Center.

10:00-11:30 am

Testing

Rooms for sessions TBA

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11:30 am - 1:30 pm

INTERMISSION

Our dining area will be open for your convenience.
As we get closer to the contest, check out the web page for details on the cost and menu. We will also post information about the activities available for your students during the time between testing and the awards ceremony. (Cash or credit card only).
Service time: 11:15 am to 1 pm.

Please note on your entry form your estimate of the number of people in your group who will be staying with us for lunch.  

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1:30 pm

Awards Ceremony

Gymnasium in the King Center


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