Marshall University Mathematics Competition

About the Competition

The mathematics department hosts an annual mathematics competition for high school students. Rather than testing students' ability to recall facts, the competition is designed to test students' mathematical creativity and their ability to formulate and defend their conclusions.

Each school may send one team of three students. Students may use graphing calculators during the examination. Successful participants generally have completed mathematics courses through at least Algebra 2 or pre-calculus.

2016 Context

Download the 2016 contest problems and solutions.

Student Winners

1 Brandt Maynard
Spring Valley High School
2 Kyle Hayes
Charleston Catholic High School
3 Landon Buckland
Independence High School
4 Kathryn Wantlin
Charleston Catholic High School
5 Christine Wirts
Charleston Catholic High School
6 Jarren Tay
Winfield High School
7 Isaac Withrow
Winfield High School
8 Keneth Powell
Winfield High School
9 William Mullins
Greater Beckley Christian School
10 Emily Kuhn
Cabell Midland High School

Top Five Schools

  1. Charleston Catholic High School
  2. Winfield High School
  3. Independence High School
  4. Greater Beckley High School
  5. Parkersburg Catholic High School

2015 Contest


Download the 2015 Marshall Mathematics Competition Exam and Solutions (PDF)

Student Winners

1.Kathryn WantlinCharleston Catholic High
2.Zachary SamplesSouth Point High
3.Hannah WadePaul G. Blazer High
4.Genna LiuCabell Midland High
5.Jonathon DingessPaul G. Blazer High
6.Eashwar SomasundaramBelfrey High
7.Brandt MaynardSpring Valley High
8.Nicholas TrentHuntington High
9.Paola Burcl-GonzalezCabell Midland High
10.Joshua EastmanHuntington High

Top Five Schools

  1. Charleston Catholic High
  2. Paul G. Blazer High
  3. Cabell Midland High
  4. South Point High
  5. Huntington High

2014 Contest

2012 Contest

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