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 19. More information will be posted on this page soon.
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: 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
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 2015 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