DESCRIPTION: The Math Contest is an activity of the “Math Circle at FIU” designed for students in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. It is a mathematical competition in the form of “take home exam” consisting of problems related, but not confined, to the topics discussed at the Math Circle. The solutions presented by the contestants have to be essay type. Some problems might be difficult. This contest will be year-round with three sets of problems covering respectively Geometry, High School Algebra, and miscellaneous topics (number theory, combinatorics).

RULES:
The competition is individual and is open to all high school students
in
Miami-Dade and Broward counties. Every participant is asked to return
solutions to all or some of the problems in each set before the
indicated deadline. We also ask participants to include some
evidence (a copy of school
record, for instance) showing that they are students in Miami-Dade
or Broward schools.

Submission
of solutions should be done by mail to:

Math Circles

Department
of Mathematics

Florida International University

University Park

Miami,
FL 33199

Be sure to include your address for correspondence and your e-mail.

AWARDS: The most outstanding participants will receive graphing calculators, T-shirts and books.

First Set of Contest Problems (Deadline
for submitting solutions: December 31, 2005)