General Information

The Northeastern Section of the Mathematical Association of America hosts the Collegiate Mathematics Competition at its Fall meeting. This year the eleventh annual competition will be held at Sacred Heart University (in Fairfield, CT) on Friday November 17, 2017, from 1:00PM to 2:30PM. This will be a team competition for undergraduate students open to all colleges and universities of the Section. This will be great fun for first-time competitors as well as competition veterans. It can also be a great warm-up for the Putnam exam, which takes place a couple of weeks after the Collegiate Mathematics Competition (the first Saturday in December). The questions are meant to be stimulating, but not as difficult as those on the Putnam exam.

The competition stands at the center of a great day for students at the meeting, including opportunities to hear accessible talks by faculty and student speakers, and if desired, a banquet and after-dinner talk.

You can follow the links on this site to find the official rules, some practice problems, and the questions and solutions for the last several competitions. You can also register online (via a Google form).  Team members need to register for the conference and the competition by Friday, November 10, 2017. Students who register by this date may attend the award ceremony dinner for half-price (the Chapter has generously offered to cover half of the costs for students who compete). Note: we will not turn away teams who register after this date - however registering by November 10th helps the organizing college plan appropriately.

Winning teams will be announced and prizes awarded after the banquet.

Prizes: $100 for the winning team, $75 for the second place team, and $50 for the third place team.
Each of the members of the three top teams will also get a one-year student license for Mathematica courtesy of Wolfram Research.