The University of South Carolina hosts a High School Mathematics Contest in the Spring
semester every year. All South Carolina high schools are cordially invited to participate.
The 36th High School Mathematics Contest will be held on campus on Saturday, April
The UofSC Annual High School Math Contest
Since 1986, the Department of Mathematics of the University of South Carolina has
been inviting all interested high schools in South Carolina to our exciting events.
Our goal is to stimulate interest in mathematics among high school students and to
recognize those who exhibit exceptional talent.
The main event is a 75-minute multiple-choice exam with 25 questions—the Individual
For team awards, schools are separated into three divisions. The division assigned
to a school is based on the results from the previous three contests. Any school
without a presence in any of the last three contests is placed by default in the third
Schools participate as a team in our Team Event: a 60-minute open-answer exam. The
score in this event is added to the average of the top 3 participants in the Written
The top scorer of the Written Exam receives a medal, a plaque, and $400 cash prize.
The participant obtaining the second place in the Written Exam received a medal, a
plaque, and $200 cash prize.
The participant in third placed obtains a medal, and $100 cash prize.
Participants in places fourth to sixth receive a medal and $50 cash prize
For team awards, schools are separated into divisions. The top three schools from
each division receive trophies.
Different statistics about the results of all of our different tournaments will be
posted online. If you require any additional computation, please let us know.
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