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West River Math Contest

Mighty in math? Put those skills to the test in the 70th West River Math Contest

We invite students from South Dakota schools to participate in this competition, held on the campus of South Dakota Mines on Monday, May 9th, 2022. Entry form (link at right) must be submitted by your school.

Divisions*

  • ALGEBRA 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 Advanced Algebra in progress
  • ADVANCED MATH
    for students having completed Algebra I, 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. Exception for 2022, only high school seniors may take a Master's Exam.

*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 9, 2022
Time: 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
South Dakota Mines Campus
King Center | Campus Map


Entry Deadline:

Monday, April 18, 2022

For more information

Contact:
MICHELLE RICHARD-GREER
Dept. of Mathematics
South Dakota Mines
501 E. St. Joseph Street
Rapid City, SD 57701-3995

(605) 394-2471
michelle.richard-greer@sdsmt.edu



General Information

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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 Department at South Dakota Mines.

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.


Contest Schedule

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9:30 am
General Meeting
All students and teachers will meet in the Goodell gymnasium in the King Center.

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10:00-11:30 am
Testing
Rooms for sessions TBA

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11:30 am - 1:30 pm
INTERMISSION

Our dining area on campus will be open on May 9th. The cost per student will be $6.50 (tax included). This year’s menu will include crispy chicken sandwiches, burgers, grilled cheese, assorted chips, cookies, limited salad bar and beverage station. We also will have campus tours available for those interested during the intermission as well, so check that out before or after your lunch!


Please note on your entry form your estimate of the number of people in your group who will be staying with us for lunch, and how many may be interested in campus tours. 

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1:30 pm
Awards Ceremony
Goodell Gymnasium in the King Center


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