Math Competition 2013 - Are You Prepared

Last Updated: Thursday, 14 March 2013 Published: Thursday, 14 March 2013 Written by Diane Bannis

The CHS Mathematics Department will host the 2013 Mathematics House competition on Monday 25th March 2013 at 9:45 – 10:20 am (period 5; before Break)... Are you ready...

RULES FOR THE COMPETITION
  1. A team is comprised of two competitors selected from each house.  One from the lower school, first to third form and one from the upper school, fourth form.
  2. Rounds 1 and 2 comprise of mental mathematics questions.  There will be a total of 24 questions in these rounds.  Each competitor will be asked ONE question per round and she will have 20 seconds to answer the question.  NO CALCULATORS and NO COLLABORATING would be allowed in these rounds.  Competitors must allow each question to be read completely, before answering.
  3. Rounds 3 and 4 comprise of of written problems, one per round, the same problem for each house.  The questions will be read so that the school body can hear them, but each house team will be given a written copy.  Team members are allowed to confer with each other.  Paper and markers will be provided to work out solutions and CALCULATORS MAY BE USED for these rounds.  After 1 minute for round 3 and 2 minutes for round 4, the house teams will display their answers.
  4. For EACH correct response for rounds 1 and 2, the house will be awarded 5 points. A maximum total of 20 points for rounds 1 and 2.  EACH correct response for rounds 3 and 4 will be awarded 15 points. The  maximum total for the contest is 50 points.
  5. Answers that are given after the time bell will not be accepted.  If during the competition members of the house team are assisted in any manner, from sources external to the team, points would not be given to the team for that round. Answers must be given with the appropriate units where necessary.  If there is a dispute, it will be place before the judge to decide.
  6. Every team member MUST abide by the rules of the contest.

The questions for the competition are based on mathematics topics that have been covered in the Convent High School mathematics syllabus.

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