MIDDLE SCHOOL MATHEMATICS CONTEST
at Martin Universityof Tennessee
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
ENROLLMENT OF SCHOOLS
Any middle school in this area with one or more sixth, seventh, or eighth grade classes is eligible to enter a team in the contest. Each school desiring to enter a team should designate one person as the official Contest Supervisor to file the official School Enrollment Form and conduct all necessary correspondence with the Contest Directors.
The School Enrollment Form is on the last page of this announcement. It should be filled in completely and returned by Friday, April 9, 2010. We urge you to return this form by April 9th in order to permit the orderly organization and administration of the contest. Please help us in making the contest run smoothly.
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS
There will be three divisions of this contest: Sixth Grade Mathematics, Seventh Grade Mathematics, and Eighth Grade Mathematics.
Total number of students Maximum number of
enrolled at grade level contestants allowed
1 to 50 4
51 to 100 5
101 to 150 6
151 to 200 7
201 to 300 8
301 to 400 9
401 to 500 10
501 to 600 11
601 to 700 12
GUIDELINES FOR PARTICIPATION AND SELECTION OF STUDENTS
1. ) Each test is intended to be taken by students at the grade level of the test. Students may test up, i.e., sixth graders may take the seventh grade test, and so on.
2. ) Students may take a grade level test exactly one time.
3. ) Eighth graders enrolled in Algebra I will be allowed to take the eighth grade test even if they also compete in the TMTA Algebra I contest in the same year.
4. ) The method of selection and preparation of contestants is left to each
5. ) A fee of $5.00 per contestant will be collected to cover the cost of
conducting the contest. Make checks payable to UTM Math and Statistics
Department . It is more convenient for us if you mail your checks to us
with your enrollment form.
TESTING AND GRADING PROCEDURE
Calculators will be allowed. Students may use any calculator that does not have a QWERTY keyboard. (For example, the TI-83 is allowed, but the TI-92 is not allowed.)
The test will start at approximately 9:50 am and will be conducted as one continuous test of 60 minutes. The test will consist of 30 problems or questions to which multiple choice answers are given. No contestant will be allowed to bring any material other than a calculator into the testing room. Scratch paper and pencils are provided.
The test will be scored using the formula 4R-W+30 (4 times the number of correct answers minus the number of incorrect answers, plus 30 points). Students are urged not to guess. If they are unable to work a problem, they are urged to omit it.
Each contestant will be allowed to keep his or her copy of the exam. After testing begins additional copies will be sold for $1.00 each.
Team awards at each grade level will be based on the total score of the four highest scores of students representing the school. The top ten individuals at each grade level will receive an award. The top individual at each grade level from each school sending at least four students will receive an award. Each participant will receive a Certificate of Participation (suitable for framing) and other items. There will also be one award for the top student in each grade level over all of the testing sites to be awarded after the contest.
SHARE THIS INFORMATION
Please share the information in this mailing with other 6th, 7th, and 8th grade teachers in your school and other schools. Thank you for your help and consideration.