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HACC Celebrates Mathematics Awareness Month with the Annual Math Contest!

 

Area high school math students will celebrate Mathematics Awareness Month with HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, by participating in the 29th Annual Mathematics Contest, April 26, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Gettysburg Campus, Harrisburg Campus or Lancaster Campus.

The contest is open to math teams from all area high schools on a first come, first served basis to compete with their peers from other schools.

Register here!
 

Guidelines:

  • The participating teams will consist of three students, including a senior, a junior and a sophomore. All participants must sign a HACC photo release form (pdf). Students 17 years old or younger must have a parent or guardian sign the form.
  • An underclassman may be substituted for an upperclassman.
  • Each team member will participate in all phases of the contest.
  • HACC will provide pencils and scratch paper for each individual. Students should bring their own scientific calculator.
  • No graphing calculators will be allowed.
  • Content will be the traditional subjects of high school mathematics - arithmetic, algebra, geometry and trigonometry - and will consist of four events:
    1. Individual speed test
    2. Two-part individual test
    3. Team relay*
    4. Teamwork to solve several problems*

*Note: Students will be permitted to use their scientific calculator for parts three and four.

Prizes will include plaques for the three highest scoring school teams and medals for the 10 individuals with the highest overall scores. For more information, please contact Matthew Pragel, HACC department chair of mathematics, at 717-780-2364 or mepragel@hacc.edu

2019 Mathematics Contest Agenda
April 26, 2019
HACC campuses in Gettysburg (Room 130), Harrisburg (Whitaker 214) and Lancaster (Main 222)

Time

Activity

8:30-9 a.m.

Arrival and registration

9-9:05 a.m.

General meeting for contestants

9:05-9:20 a.m.

Individual speed test

9:20-9:50 a.m.

Individual two-part short answer test

9:50-10:30 a.m.

Team relay questions

10:30-10:45 a.m.

Break

10:45-11:30 a.m.

Two-part team test

11:30-11:45 a.m.

Break

11:45-noon

Farewell meeting
Announcement of prize winners

 

Event

Rules

Scoring – Individual

ScoringTeam

One

  • This event consists of one 26-question speed round lasting 13 minutes.
  • Any method is allowed for problem-solving.
  • All answers must be in simplest form.
  • Paper and pencil only are allowed.
  • When time is called, please turn over your papers and wait for them to be collected for grading.
  • Be sure your name, school and grade are marked on the front of each test.
  • Scores from this event will be used to determine individual winners and will contribute to a team total.

1 point for each correct answer

The average of individual scores will be used for the team score

Two

  • This event consists of two six-question rounds of 12 minutes each.
  • Any method is allowed for problem-solving
  • All answers must be in simplest form.
  • Paper and pencil only are allowed.
  • When time is called, please turn over your papers and wait for them to be collected for grading.
  • Be sure your name, school and grade are marked on the front of each test.
  • Scores from this event will be used to determine individual winners and will contribute to a team total.

2 points for each correct answer

1 point for each correct answer

Three

  • This event consists of two rounds.
  • Scientific calculators will be allowed.
  • Graphing calculators are not allowed.
  • Proctors will distribute, face down, the appropriate question to each person.
  • At the signal to begin, each person turns over their problem.
  • The first member of the team solves a problem, puts the answer on the official answer sheet and passes* it to the second member of the relay team.
  • This answer should be used in the statement of the second person’s problem. The second member of the team will then put their answer on the official answer sheet and passes* it to the third member of the relay team. This second answer should be used in the statement of the third person’s problem.
  • When a team has all three answers, the contestant in the aisle seat awaits the command to stand and present the three answers.
  • If an answer is changed, it affects all the subsequent questions. Therefore, a new answer sheet has to be passed. Eventually, the person in the aisle seat must submit the most current answer.
  • A team will not submit an answer sheet until all three contestants have answered their questions.
  • Proctors will indicate whether all three answers are correct. No information will be given as to which answer(s) is incorrect.
  • The commands to stand will be given:
    • First command – at the end of five minutes
    • Second command – at the end of nine minutes
    • Third command– at the end of twelve minutes

*Note: No information other than answers should be passed during the competition.

Example:

  • The area of a square with side 2 is____.
  • The value received is the value for x in the equation y = x +1. Find y.
  • The value received is the altitude of a triangle. Find its area if the base is 12.

 

12 points for all three questions correct on first command to stand

10 points for all three questions correct on second command to stand

8 points for all three questions correct on third command to stand

At the end of the relay:

3 points if  only question one is correct

4 points if  only question one and two are correct

Four

  • This event consists of two four- question rounds.
  • Scientific calculators will be allowed.
  • Each team will be given three copies of the questions and one answer sheet.
  • All answers must be in simplest form.
  • All team members should work quietly together to solve the questions for each round.
  • Team members must agree on one final answer for each question.
  • Fifteen minutes will be allowed for each round.
  • When time is called, the team member with the answer sheet will stand and wait for it to be collected for grading.
  • Be sure your school name is marked on the answer sheet.

 

3 points for each correct answer

Place

Name

High School

First

Lennon Lu

Lancaster Catholic

Second

Cherie Chen

Lancaster Catholic

Third

Noah Lee

Cumberland Valley

Fourth

Jon Lawrence

Hempfield

Fifth

Revati Athavale

Cumberland Valley

Sixth

Harshita Gupta
David Taglieri

Cumberland Valley
Spring Grove

Eighth

Jake Atkinson

Bishop McDevitt

Ninth

Siyu Ianthe Wang

Lancaster Mennonite, Hershey Campus

10th

Robert Wang
McKenna Damschroder
Braden Kronheim

Lancaster Catholic
Mechanicsburg Area
Carlisle

Place

Name

High School

First

Noah Lee
Jonathan Lawrence
Nathan Johnson

Cumberland Valley
Hempfield
Manheim Township

Fourth

Emily Chung

Cumberland Valley

Fifth

Braden Kronheim
Harshita Gupta

Carlisle
Cumberland Valley

Seventh

Brian Liu

Central Dauphin

 

Chris King

Northern

Ninth

Jacob Atkinson
Craig Feaster

Bishop McDevitt
Central Dauphin

Place

Name

High School

First

Yeongho Shin

Cumberland Valley

Second

Albert Taglieri

Spring Grove

Third

Jon Lawrence 
Craig Feaster

Hempfield
Central Dauphin

Fifth

Noah Brooks

Susquehanna Township

Sixth

Eric Zhuang
Andy Li
Ciara Coombs
Chris King
Noah Lee

Manheim Township
Milton Hershey
Northeastern
Northern
Cumberland Valley

Year

First Place

Second Place

Third Place

2017

Lancaster Catholic

Cumberland Valley

Hempfield

2016

Cumberland Valley

Hempfield

Manheim Township

2015

Spring Grove

Lower Dauphin

Lancaster Mennonite

2014

Hempfield

Harrisburg Academy

Cumberland Valley

2013

Harrisburg Academy

Lower Dauphin

Mechanicsburg Area

2012

Mechanicsburg Area

Hempfield

Lower Dauphin

2011

Northern

Hempfield

Camp Hill
Lower Dauphin

2010

Penn Manor

Hempfield

Northern

2009

Carlisle

Mechanicsburg Area

Cumberland Valley

2008

Mechanicsburg Area

Cumberland Valley

Hershey

2007

Mechanicsburg Area

Hershey

Cumberland Valley
Northern

2006

Hershey

Hempfield

Cumberland Valley
Mechanicsburg Area

2005

Cumberland Valley

Hempfield

Annville-Cleona
Hershey

2004

Hempfield

Cumberland Valley

Northern

2003

Hempfield

Mechanicsburg Area

Cumberland Valley

2002

Hempfield

Susquehanna Township

Cumberland Valley
Northern

2001

Susquehanna Township

Cumberland Valley

Lower Dauphin

2000

Susquehanna Township

Hempfield

Hershey

1999

Hempfield

Susquehanna Township

Hershey

1998

Hempfield

Hershey

West Perry

1997

Hempfield

West Perry

Mechanicsburg Area

1996

Hershey

Hempfield

Cedar Cliff

1995

Hempfield

Susquehanna Township

West Perry

1994

Hempfield

Annville-Cleona

Harrisburg

1993

Hempfield

Lower Dauphin

Annville-Cleona

1992

Hempfield

Northern

Susquenita

1991

Cedar Cliff

Hempfield

Susquehanna Township

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