UGA High School Math Tournament
What, where, when
Every year, UGA Department of Mathematics and Math Club hold an annual High School Varsity Math Tournament on the UGA campus, to foster the mathematical education in Georgia and neighboring states. The tournament consists of three challenging rounds: ciphering, written and team collaboration.
The 2019 tournament will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019
Each school may enter from one to three 4-student teams, who will compete in the usual written and ciphering rounds. (Fewer than four persons may compete as a team, with missing members being awarded scores of zero.) Individuals without a team can participate as well.
The entry charge is $35.00 per each team (not per each school) or $15 for individuals participating without a team. (This includes the charge for a light lunch during the competition break.)
For each chaperone over one per school, please add $5.
Each school is limited to 3 teams or 12 students total — no exceptions.
Please print and mail the following registration form along with payment no later than October 10, 2019 to
Maurice Hendon, Math Tournament
Department of Mathematics, University of Georgia
Athens GA 30602
The ciphering round consists of 10 problems. 10 points are awarded for each correct answer given in two minutes.
The written test consists of 25 multiple-choice problems of increasing difficulty, from relatively easy to very hard. 10 points are be awarded for each correct answer, 2 point for each question left unanswered, and 0 points for each incorrect answer.
The final round is a team collaboration; a total of 200 points.
No calculators are allowed in any of the rounds. The individual winners are determined on the basis of the first two rounds, and all three rounds count towards the team competition.
We plan to follow the following schedule:
9:40-11:10 Written test
11:10-12:00 Light refreshments
12:00-1:00 Team round
1:30-2:00 Awards ceremony
Four individual winners will be awarded a $1000.00 Charter Scholarship to attend UGA (subject to acceptance at UGA), for each of four years.
The top five winners will get cash prizes, $100.00, $80.00, $60.00, $40.00 and $20.00 respectively. There will be also small prizes for other
high-scoring individuals and best teams.
Traveling Directions and Parking
Excellent driving directions with pictures can be found at http://www.uga.edu/visctr/directions/dirprint.html.
The Miller Student Learning Center is located in the center of the campus, next to the Tate Student Center and UGA Bookstore, and across from Sanford Stadium. By car, it is best approached from South Lumpkin street and there is a bus stop there to drop off the students.
Parking is available at the nearby Tate Center Two, and across the street at Legion Pool (parking zone W06). Ample parking is available at the parking lot E01 near the Intramural Fields off College Station Road. Please consult the maps at
For additional information you may contact Parking Services, 706-542-PARK(7275).
Hall of Fame
Tests and solutions
Tests from the last and the previous years are available here:
Department of Mathematics
University of Georgia
Athens, GA, 30605
Tel. (706) 542-2211
FAX (706)542-5907 Maurice Hendon mhendon at uga dot edu
Since 2013, the tournament is organized by Mo Hendon and Paul Pollack.
2001-2012, the tournament was organized by Valery Alexeev, Ted Shifrin, and Boris Alexeev.