Kansas Collegiate Mathematics Competition

Kansas Collegiate Mathematics Competition

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Overview

The Kansas Collegiate Mathematics Competition (KCMC) is a problem-solving contest open to undergraduates from colleges and universities in Kansas. This year will be the 12th edition of the KCMC. The competition will take place on Saturday, April 29, 8:00-11:00am.

Competition Registration

Coaches should complete the competition registration form. All student participants should register for the conference.

Rules and Format

  • The KCMC is a team competition. Teams may consist of two or three students. Any community college, college, or university in Kansas may send up to two teams.
  • Each team will work together to solve a problem set of about 10 problems. Most of the problems will be accessible to sophomore students and even well-prepared freshmen who have had the calculus sequence, some probability, and some discrete mathematics.
  • Each problem is worth 10 points and will be scored by faculty from participating schools. For full credit on a problem, the answer must be correct and all supporting work must be shown.
  • Calculators are allowed. No books, notes, or other electronic devices may be used during the competition.
  • Each institution registering a team must have a coach, who is expected to assist in grading the exam after the competition.
  • The members of the top six teams in the competition will receive cash prizes. The top three teams will receive plaques. In addition, there will be a cash prize for the members of the top scoring team from a community college.

Contact

For more information, please contact the competition coordinators, Mat Johnson (KU) and Scott Thuong (Pittsburg State). Suggestions for problems to be included in the competition are welcome. Please email problems to Mat or Scott for consideration by April 1.

Past exams and solutions can be found at the KCMC archive.