Sonia Kovalevsky High School Mathematics Day

Mississippi State University
April 22, 2005

Sponsored by

The Association for Women in Mathematics
Mississippi State University


About Sonia Kovalevsky

Hosted by
Mississippi State University

Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Mississippi University for Women

Division of Science and Mathematics
Problem Solving Competition and Trivia Contest
Problem Solving Competition Questions
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Sonia Kovalevsky Trivia Contest
There are two contests: a Problem Solving Competition, and a Sonia Kovalevsky Trivia Competition. Questions for both will be posted from this site at 8:00 a.m. on March 1, 2005. Copies of questions will not be mailed.

Rules for submitting entries to either contest are as follows.
  • The problem solving and trivia competitions are not "team sports." In other words, all work and any entry must be done by a single person. Entries completed by a group of students will not be accepted. Treat this as an exam. If an entry can be judged as "academically dishonst", it will be disqualified from the contest.
  • Contest participants are limited to high school students 18 years or under, who will be attending Sonia Kovalevsky High School Mathematics Day at Mississippi State University on April 22th, 2005.
  • Only one entry per student per contest. Once a student has submitted an entry, no more entries will be accepted from the same student. Only the first entry from the student will be considered the official valid entry.
  • Entries in the problem-solving competition may be submitted electronically, by FAX, or by mail. All electronic or FAXed entries must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 15th, 2005. Entries submitted by mail must be postmarked by Friday, April 8th, 2005. Persons entering the problem-solving contest by mail should contact one of the Event Organizors. Contact information is given on the Contact Us page of this web site (link to the right). Entries lost in the mail will not be the responsibility of the Event Organizors or MSU. Therefore it is recommended that photocopies of such entries are made and a receipt for postage be obtained from the local post office.
  • All entries in the trivia contest must be submitted electronically from this web site.
  • For both contests, first, second, and third place winners will be determined by entries having the highest percentage of correct answers. In the event of a tie, the tying entries will receive a place in the order the entries were received with the higher place going to the entry that arrived earlier in the competition.
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