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== Contest Overview ==
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The '''Princeton University Mathematics Competition (PUMaC)''' is a high school math competition held by [[Princeton University]] students since 2006.
  
Students at [[Princeton University]] are planning the first '''Princeton Math Competition''' for high school students, to take place on Saturday, December 16, 2006.  The competition focuses on teamwork, and the maximum team size is 10 people. However, teams with under 10 people, and even individuals, will be accepted.
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== Structure ==
  
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There are two divisions in the competition: Division A and Division B.  Division A is for experienced solvers and has harder problems, while Division B is for newcomers and has easier problems.  The test structure is the same for both divisions.
  
== Contest Format ==
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First, individuals and teams register to enter the competition.  Since 2017, all teams must have 8 members.  Registration deadlines are available on the official website.
  
There are five different subject tests for the Individual test.  They are Algebra, Geometry, Calculus, Number Theory, and Advanced TopicsEach participant takes exactly one of these tests, and a team can only assign a maximum of two students to one particular test.
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Each individual does two of the four individual tests (algebra, combinatorics, geometry, number theory) of their choice.  Each individual test is 60 minutes longBooks, calculators, construction tools, and graph paper are not allowedThe top 10 scorers in each division participate in the Finals round, and they have to solve three problems in 1 hour.
  
For the rest of the contest, there will Team, Power, and Relay rounds similar to those at [[ARML]].
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In the Team Test, members of a team work together to solve problems, usually within 30 minutes.
  
Registration is open until October 31, 2006. Late registration carries a penalty fee and is open from November 1 to November 22. The registration form is [http://www.math.princeton.edu/~plazonic/TST/ available online].
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For the Power Round, teams are given a set of problems a week earlier than the actual event. All solutions must have justification (referring to previous parts is allowed). Groups turn in the Power Round solutions the day of the event.
  
== Contest Schedule ==
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Teams also compete in the Live Round, a team test but with live scoring.
7-8:45 Registration
 
  
9-9:30 Team test
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== Contact Information ==
  
9:45-10:45 Power test
 
 
11-12 Individuals
 
 
12-1:30 Lunch in Brush Gallery with a Math Fair! (More details to come!)
 
 
1:30-2:15 Relays
 
 
2:15-2:45 Tiebreakers
 
 
2:45-??? Awards
 
 
== More Information ==
 
 
For more information, see the official website (below) or write to:
 
For more information, see the official website (below) or write to:
  
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== See also ==
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== See Also ==
* [https://cgi.math.princeton.edu/mathclub/index.php/Princeton_Math_Competition Official Princeton Math Competition website]
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* [http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Forum/index.php?f=414 Princeton Math Competition Forum] at [[Art of Problem Solving]]
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* [https://pumac.princeton.edu/ Official Princeton Math Competition Website]
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** [https://pumac.princeton.edu/archives/ Past Problems]
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* [https://cgi.math.princeton.edu/mathclub/index.php/Princeton_Math_Competition Princeton University Math Club Website]
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* [http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Forum/index.php?f=414 AoPS Forum]
 
* [[Mathematics competitions]]
 
* [[Mathematics competitions]]
 
* [[Mathematics competition resources]]
 
* [[Mathematics competition resources]]
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[[Category:Mathematics competitions]]
 
[[Category:Mathematics competitions]]

Latest revision as of 22:19, 5 January 2019

The Princeton University Mathematics Competition (PUMaC) is a high school math competition held by Princeton University students since 2006.

Structure

There are two divisions in the competition: Division A and Division B. Division A is for experienced solvers and has harder problems, while Division B is for newcomers and has easier problems. The test structure is the same for both divisions.

First, individuals and teams register to enter the competition. Since 2017, all teams must have 8 members. Registration deadlines are available on the official website.

Each individual does two of the four individual tests (algebra, combinatorics, geometry, number theory) of their choice. Each individual test is 60 minutes long. Books, calculators, construction tools, and graph paper are not allowed. The top 10 scorers in each division participate in the Finals round, and they have to solve three problems in 1 hour.

In the Team Test, members of a team work together to solve problems, usually within 30 minutes.

For the Power Round, teams are given a set of problems a week earlier than the actual event. All solutions must have justification (referring to previous parts is allowed). Groups turn in the Power Round solutions the day of the event.

Teams also compete in the Live Round, a team test but with live scoring.

Contact Information

For more information, see the official website (below) or write to:

Princeton University Math Club

303 Fine Hall, Washington Road, Princeton University

Princeton NJ 08544-1000 USA

Attn: Dona Vukson

Or email: glan@princeton.edu


See Also

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