The PSCC Math Bowl

The PSCC Math Bowl is part of a state-wide math contest that is sponsored by the Tennessee Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (TMATYC). The contest has five divisions that students can compete in. The contest will be held on Saturday, November 21. Online registration is now closed. Please show up at 9:00 am, Saturday, November 21 on the third floor of McWherter building or at the Blount County campus to register.

Calculator Policy

Students may use any calculator that does not perform symbolic manipulations. The TI-89, TI-92, TI-Nspire CAS, and TI-Voyage are not allowed. No books, notes, laptops or other internet accessible devices may be used during the contest. Students must bring their own calculator and pencil and stay the entire testing time. Arrive early, no late admission.


In all the descriptions below, “enrolled” in a course also includes the possibility that a student has completed said course. By completed, we mean that student has received ANY grade: A, B+, B, C+, C, D, F, W, I, etc. 

Survey of Mathematics (New division): Students who are now in or who have been enrolled in a survey of math course (e.g. MATH 1010), math education course (e.g. MATH 1410 or 1420), or “bridge” course*, but who have not yet been enrolled in any college algebra or higher course.

*A bridge course is any course designed to cover topics (such as polynomial and rational functions) that were formerly taught in DSPM 0850. These courses are designed to prepare students for entry into College Algebra (MATH 1130) and/or Precalculus (MATH 1730). Examples are PSCC’s MATH 1030 or Volunteer State’s and Roane State’s MATH 1000.

Precalculus: Students who are now in or who have been enrolled in any college level math class below the calculus level, but who have not yet been enrolled in a calculus course (e.g. MATH 1830, MATH 1910, MATH 1920, etc.).

Statistics: Open to all students eligible for the contest who have not taken a second semester statistics course. A formula sheet and all necessary tables will be provided.

Calculus A: Students who are now in or who have been enrolled in Calculus I (i.e. MATH 1910 & MATH 1830), but who have not yet been enrolled in a higher level of calculus.

Calculus B: Open to all students eligible for the contest, but it is recommended that the student be enrolled in Calculus II (MATH 1920) or above.

Past Exams

Past exams for this contest can be seen here: 

Past Top Finishers

The top ten finishers in each division for past contests are linked below.

Top Tens 2014      Top Tens 2013    Top Tens 2012    Top Tens 2011    Top Tens Fall 2010        Top Tens 2010        Top Tens 2009            Top Tens 2008