Student Mathematics League Information

Round 1 of the Student Mathematics League (SML) will take place Friday, October 26. There are two times that students can take part: 1:00-2:10 in Goins 229 and 2:00-3:10 in the Goins Auditorium. Online registration is closed now, so just show up in the Goins Rotunda at least 10 minutes before your testing time starts to check-in. Late students will not be admitted to the contest.

Students should bring their own calculator (see below which ones are allowed) and a pen/pencil. No books or other notes are allowed. Students must stay the full time. No leaving early.

For more information, contact rtjackson@pstcc.edu. Below are more details about the contest.

The Student Mathematics League is an international mathematics competition among two-year colleges. The competition consists of two rounds of individual tests. Each test is at the precalculus level and usually consists of 20 multiple choice questions. Two points are normally awarded for a correct response, zero points if question is left blank, and -1/2 point for an incorrect response. The five highest scores on each round constitutes a school's team score. Areas of mathematics covered on the tests include (but are not limited to) geometry, algebra, trigonometry, statistics, and probability.

Eligibility: Students enrolled in a two-year college who have NOT received an associate's or higher degree.

Students MUST stay for the entire time that the test is given. Students should also arrive before the test starts. No one will be allowed to enter room once test starts.

Students may use any graphing calculator that does NOT have a QWERTY (i.e. typewriter style) keyboard. The TI-83, TI-84, and N-spire CX will work.

The Student Mathematics League was founded in 1970 by Nassau Community College in New York. In 1981 the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) assumed sponsorship with Terry Shell of Santa Rosa Junior College as its first director. The League has grown to more than 150 Colleges in the United States, Canada, and Bermuda involving over six thousand community College math students.

More information can be found at http://www.amatyc.org/?StudentMathLeague

Pellissippi State Community College participates annually in this competition. Students currently enrolled in MATH 1710, 1720, 1730, 1910, 1920, 2000, 2010, 2050, 2110, or 2120 are encouraged to participate.

Students who arrive late will NOT be permitted to participate so please plan to arrive early. Bring pencils and your graphing calculator. NO TI-92, TI-Nspire CAS, cell phones, laptops, PDA's, devices with internet capability, or any calculators with a "QWERTY" style keyboard.