Mathematics competition

MATHEMATICS COMPETITION 

SATURDAY, NOV. 2, 2019 (TENTATIVE)

The mathematics department has held an annual Mathematics Competition — with cash prizes, scholarship eligibility and bragging rights on the line — for high school students since 2002. The contest is open to any high school student.

In 2018, the contest brought 64 high school students (and about 20 parents and teachers) to Bluffton's campus—from distances ranging from just a few blocks to over 100 miles.

Scholarship offers from each competition will be extended by January.

Cash prizes
  • $40 each to top two scores overall
  • $20 and $15 to first and second seniors
  • $20 and $15 to first and second juniors
  • $20 to the top sophomore
  • $20 to the top first-year student
  • $15 to the second place sophomore or first year
  • $10 each to all other students in the top 15
     

Note: Award amounts are not added together. If, for example, a senior has the top score overall, then she or he will receive $40, and the second place senior will receive $15 (unless he or she had the second-place score overall).

Scholarships
In addition to the cash prizes, $500 and $1,000 Bluffton University scholarships (renewable for four years) will be offered to seniors with high contest scores. Scholarship offers from each competition will be extended by the following January.

Tentative schedule for 2019

9 a.m. Registration and refreshments
Stutzman Lecture Hall (main floor of Centennial Hall)
9:30 a.m. 

Welcome/Introductions/Announcements

9:40 a.m.              Admissions presentations

10 a.m   .

Competition (students)
Discussion (teachers and parents)
11 a.m. Break
11:10 a.m. Mathematics presentation
Stutzman Lecture Hall 
Noon Lunch - cash prizes awarded
After lunch   Optional activities: Campus tours
Contact Duane Bollenbacher, retired adjunct instructor, at bollenbacherd@bluffton.edu or Darryl Nester (nesterd@bluffton.edu or 419-358-3483) to schedule a campus tour.