Dear (Teachers name ) :

 

The Mathematics and Statistics Department of The University of Tennessee at Martin will sponsor the annual Junior High School / Middle School Mathematics Contest on Thursday, April 29, 2010.  The contest will include sixth, seventh and eighth grade divisions.  This mailing refers to all three divisions.

 

Contest information, a sample enrollment form, and tentative contest schedule are included in this mailing.  You will receive your official contest enrollment form and schedule in the Spring.  If your school intends to participate in the contest, your enrollment form should be returned by Friday, April 9, 2010.  Because of printing and mailing costs, you will not be notified by mail of our receipt of your enrollment form.  However, if you will include your email address on the form, we will notify you by email of our receipt of your form.  If you prefer you can check the contest web page, we will keep a list of schools currently registered, the contest schedule, registration form and other details on the contest Web page.  The Contest Web Page is at http://www.utm.edu/~desireem/contests.html.

 

The contest will be held on The University of Tennessee at Martin campus in the Boling University Center.  A registration table will be in the foyer of the Watkins Auditorium Center located in the Northwest corner of the first floor of the University Center.

 

The test fee is $5.00 per contestant.  We prefer that you send payment (in the form of a check) with your enrollment form.  Please make check payable to “UTM Math and Stat Department”.  After testing begins, additional tests will be sold at $1.00 per copy.

 

Calculators will be allowed.  Students may use any calculator that does not have a QWERTY keyboard.  There will be 30 questions, and the scoring formula will be 4R – W + 30.  Testing time will be 60 minutes.

 

Registration will be held from 8:00 to 9:15.  We encourage you to arrive for registration as early as possible.  We look forward to seeing you on April 30, 2009.  If you have any questions regarding the contest then please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

 

Dr. Desireé A. McCullough

731-881-7362

desireem@utm.edu