Kansas Collegiate Mathematics Competition

The 15th Kansas Collegiate Mathematics Competition has been canceled. 

The 15th Kansas Collegiate Mathematics Competition will take place 8 AM - 11 AM, April 4, 2020, at Benedictine College, in conjunction with the 2020 MAA Kansas Sectional Meeting.

You may contact the co-organizers Scott Thuong or Mat Johnson (matjohn@ku.edu) with questions.


Rules and Format

  • The KCMC is a team competition. Teams may consist of two or three students. Any community college, college, or university in Kansas may send up to two teams.
  • Each team will work together to solve a problem set of about 10 problems. Most of the problems will be accessible to sophomore students and even well-prepared freshmen who have had the calculus sequence, some probability, and some discrete mathematics.
  • Each problem is worth 10 points and will be scored by faculty from participating schools. For full credit on a problem, the answer must be correct and all supporting work must be shown.
  • Calculators are allowed. No books, notes, or other electronic devices may be used during the competition.
  • Each institution registering a team must have a coach, who is expected to assist in grading the exam after the competition.
  • The members of the top six teams in the competition will receive cash prizes. The top three teams will receive plaques. In addition, there will be a cash prize for the members of the top scoring team from a community college.

 Problems and Solutions from Previous Competitions

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The purpose of the Kansas Section of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) is to advance the mission of the MAA, a professional society that focuses on mathematics accessible at the undergraduate level. MAA members include university, college, and high school teachers; graduate and undergraduate students; pure and applied mathematicians; computer scientists; statisticians; and many others in academia, government, business, and industry. The Kansas Section provides professional development and networking activities for Kansas Section members and mathematics students, and promotes discussion and action on issues affecting mathematics teaching, learning, and research in the region.