Rules

I. League Composition and Meetings:

The league is composed of interested high schools in the UWSP area. The schools are divided into four classes according to enrollment. The league meets on the campus of UWSP three times during the academic year. The data and time of each meet is determined by a vote of the participating schools. The meet normally lasts no more than one and one-half hours.


II. Test Content:

There are three problem categories. Each school is expected to submit a list of the topics it will have complete in it’s classroom by the date of the meet. The UWSP staff will prepare all the examinations.



· Category I - Geometry: Intended for students (usually sophomores or juniors) presently enrolled in their first geometry course or geometry being the last course completed in block scheduling. The emphasis in the examinations will be on geometry.

· Category II - Algebra: Intended for students (usually sophomore or juniors) presently enrolled in their second algebra course or Algebra II being the last course completed in block scheduling. The emphasis in the examinations will be on algebra.

· Category III - Advanced Mathematics: Intended for students (usually seniors) with credit in Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II. The content of the examinations will be based upon an analysis of fourth-year mathematics programs at all participating schools. May be taken multiple years.


III. Calculators:

All categories are limited to graphic calculators without computer algebra systems (e.g., TI89 and TI92 are excluded). No student shall have tools (dictionaries etc) that gives an advantage over other students. Advisors are charged to see that students have appropriate tools. Sharing of calculators by students during the meets is prohibited.


IV. Team Composition:

Each school fields a team of no more than four members in each of the three problem categories. Team composition may vary from one meet to the next. A school may choose to enter teams in only one or two problem categories. Questions on individual student’s eligibility will be ruled on by the UWSP committee.


V. Competition:

The teams compete in their respective categories with each student working individually. The number of points for each problem is designated on the problem sheets. Certain problems on each examination will be designated as “partial credit” problems on which students may earn one of three or one of four fixed scores, ranging from no credit to full credit. All other problems will be scored on a no-credit or full credit basis. Students will be given a copy of the examination and an answer sheet upon completion of the examination.


VI. Make-Up Examinations:

The only valid reason for a school being given a make-up exam is school closure for bad weather or epidemic illness. Under such circumstances the exam is to be made up the day the school reopens or the school will forfeit the exam opportunity. Check in by email, prior to the meet, as soon as possible.


VII. Team and Individual Scores:

Scores are kept for each team and each individual. The team score is the sum of the top three scores from each of the three categories. After each meet, each school is sent a list of all team scores with school names, and the scores of their team members. Cumulative scores are handled in the same way.


VIII. Awards:

Cumulative scores for the three meets are used in the determination of the awards. The UWSP mathematics staff determines the recipients of the awards. The awards include the following:

1. Twelve first-place individual awards, one for each first place within school size and within each problem category. Each first place student will receive a desk paper weight designating their excellence.

2. Twelve second-place and twelve third palce individual awards within school size and within each problem category as in part 1.

3. Certificates of excellence. Each of the top three students in each problem category of each school class received a certificate designating his standing. All other students ranking in the top ten in each problem category of each school class receive certificates of excellence designating their top ten designations.

4. Participation certificates. Certificates acknowledging their participation in the Central Wisconsin Mathematics League are awarded to all students competing in at least two of the three meets.

5. Twelve school awards. The top three schools in each school class receive a plaque designating their achievement.

IX. Awards Banquet:

At least three (free) participants from each school and their advisor are invited to attend a banquet sponsored jointly by Sentry Insurance of Stevens Point and Wausau Insurance Companies. The banquet program included short talks by area mathematicians followed by question and answer sessions and the granting of the awards.


Last Changed

November 2005