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.

2014 Contest

The 2014 contest included 21 students from seven schools.


Download the 2014 Marshall Mathematics Competition Exam (MS Word) and the solutions (PDF).

Student Winners

1.Jonathan DingessPaul G. Blazer High School
2.Jason ZhengPaul G. Blazer High School
3.Kathryn WantonCharleston Catholic High School
4.Hannah WadePaul; G. Blazer High School
5.Zachary SamplesSouth Point High School
6.Allen HaagJames Monroe High School
7.Luke StoverLiberty High School
8.Sanyukta SomaniGreater Beckley Christin School
9.Ryan EdwardsCharleston Catholic High School
10.Ryan HallShelby Valley High School

Top Five Schools

  1. Paul G. Blazer High School
  2. South Point High School
  3. Greater Beckley Christian School
  4. Liberty High School
  5. Eastern High School

2012 Contest

The 2012 contest included 21 students from seven schools.

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