39th Annual
Armstrong State University
High School Mathematics Tournament


Saturday, March 4, 2017





Location (Building# on map)




Aquatic Center(#19), Lobby




Aquatic Center(#19), Gymnasium



Testing, Part 1-Multiple Choice

University Hall (#14)







Testing, Part 2-Ciphering

University Hall (#14)







Relay Race

Aquatic Center(#19), Gymnasium



Awards Presentation

Aquatic Center(#19), Gymnasium


Campus Map:   click here

Lodging Information: Hotels

The Student Union (#11) Cafeteria (The Galley) will also be open on Saturday.  Click the Galley link to see what is typically offered on Saturday.


To register: 

Download the registration form (an MS Excel file) from the link below.  Enter information and save the file with your school name replacing the (School_Name) portion of the file name. Attach the file to an email to Tim  McMillan (Tim.McMillan@armstrong.edu)

Downloadable file:  Registration


Mail the fees (check made out to Armstrong State University) to:

Tim McMillan

Department of Mathematics

Armstrong State University

11935 Abercorn Street

Savannah, GA 31419

The registration fee is $2 per student.  Registration info must be emailed by Tuesday, February 21th  by 5pm.  There will be no registration after February 21, 2016. The registration fees must be postmarked no later than February 23, 2016.

Total Fees = $2*(# of students) 


Test Guidelines

(Note:  Calculators are not permitted on any part of the competition.)


PART I.   (Multiple choice - worked individually)

1. There are forty (40) multiple choice questions on the written exam.  The answer for each question will be recorded on a standard answer sheet for computer grading.

2. Students will have one hour and 15 minutes for completing this exam and should pace themselves accordingly.  The proctor will call out the time remaining periodically.

3. The score for this exam will be determined solely by the number of correct responses.  The questions will have a variety of topics with varying levels of difficulty.  We do not expect students to answer every question correctly.  However, guessing is encouraged, since there is no penalty for incorrect answers.

PART II.    (Ciphering - worked as teams of up to 4 persons)

1. Each team will receive 12 sheets of scrap paper, 3 for each team member, plus 10 answer slips. 

2. When the proctor displays each problem on the screen, students may start working on the problem.

3. Approaches to the problem may be discussed quietly by each team, but care should be taken not to speak loudly enough to benefit another team.

4. Each team will be given exactly 3 minutes and 30 seconds to work each problem and hand in its solution.  The proctor will state when there are 60 seconds, 30 seconds, and 10 seconds remaining.  By the 10 second mark, each team should put its answer in the blank provided on one of its answer slips and hand it to the proctor before time is called.

5. After each solution is handed in, the teams can relax for a few seconds until the proctor displays the next problem.  The procedure then continues as before.


1. Team scores will be determined by adding the individual scores of the 4 team members from the multiple choice test (total possible is 4 x 40 = 160 points) to the team score from the ciphering test  (11 points for each correct response, total possible is 11 x 10 = 110 points).    A perfect team score is 160 + 110 = 270 points.

2. In case of a tie between teams, the higher score on the multiple choice portion will determine the winning team.

3. Awards will be presented to both the top-ranking schools and individuals in the competition. Team awards will be separated by division (AAAAA, AAAA, AAA, AA, A, Independent); individual awards will not be separated by division.

A school may bring no more than three teams.

Relay Race


Each school will select 4 students to make up their relay team.  As in a regular relay race, a “baton” will be passed from student to student.  In this case, the baton is a gold answer sheet.  The first team to hand in their sheet with all correct answers will be the winner.


Each student gets one question to work on and each team gets one gold sheet for answers.

(Again, no calculators will be permitted.  Each student needs only a pencil.)

Time and Place:

All contestants should gather at the (To be determined) location immediately after lunch (we will start at 1:45pm.)

Contest Rules:

Each school will be represented by 4 students.  Each student will get a problem to solve.  The first student also gets a gold answer sheet to record answers.  Once the first student has solved problem #1, they will write that answer on the gold sheet and pass ONLY the gold sheet to the next student, who is working on problem #2.  When the second student has solved problem #2, they will write that answer on the gold sheet and pass ONLY the gold sheet to the next student who is working on problem #3.  When the third student has solved problem #3, they will write that answer on the gold sheet and pass ONLY the gold sheet to the next student who is working on problem #4.  After the fourth student has solved problem #4, they will write that answer on the gold sheet and turn in their sheet to a judge.


Sample Tests

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