The PSCC Math Bowl
PSCC holds an annual math contest called the Math Bowl. This contest 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. This year's contest will be held Saturday, November 22 on the third floor of the McWherter building or at the Blount County Campus from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. Online registration is now closed. If you haven't registered online, you can register Saturday morning. Please show up by 9:00 am on the third floor of McWherter or at the Blount County Campus to register for the contest. Bring a pencil and your calculator (see policy below).
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.
Basic Algebra: Students who are now in or who have been enrolled in a Learning Support course (e.g. DSPM 0890, DSPM 0850, MATH 0800, MATH 0820, etc.), but who have not yet been enrolled in any college level math class. The one exception is that students currently enrolled in MATH 1030 (Introduction to College Mathematics), but who have not yet been enrolled in any other college level math class are eligible.
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 for this contest can be seen here: http://www.pstcc.edu/facstaff/rtjackso/TMATYC/TMATYC_Contest.htm
Past Top Finishers
The top ten finishers in each division for past contests are linked below.
Top Tens 2013 Top Tens 2012 Top Tens 2011 Top Tens Fall 2010 Top Tens 2010 Top Tens 2009 Top Tens 2008