CNCM and the UNC Math Department will host the UNC High School Math Contest on **Saturday, April 2nd, 2022 from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm**. The event will be held in Phillips Hall on UNC Campus.

**Is this a team event?**

Yes, the contest will have two team rounds and one individual round. You will need to register with a team of four students. If you aren’t able to find enough members for a team of 4, join this Discord server!

**What will the schedule be?**

Here is an approximate timeline. Actual times may vary.

Time | Event | Details |
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8:30-9:00 | Check-in | Check-in at the registration table as soon as you arrive. |

9:10-10:10 | Power Round | 1 multi-part proof problem, 60 minutes to complete it with your teammates |

10:15 -11:15 | Blitz Round | Teams select problems of varying difficulties and point values to solve from a grid, 60 minutes to complete. |

11:15-12:15 | Lunch | Pizza will be provided to participants and volunteers. Some of the pizzas will be vegetarian. We encourage you to bring your own food if you have special dietary needs. |

12:30-1:30 | Individual Round | 10 problems, 60 minutes for team to complete them |

1:30-2:45 | Math Activity | Mathematical scavenger hunt. |

2:50-3:00 | Tiebreaker Round | |

3:00 – 3:30 | Awards Ceremony | Team and individuals awards. |

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**How will the contest work?**

This competition will consist of three different rounds: the **Individual Round**, **Power Round**, and a special **Blitz Round**.

The **Individual Round** will consist of **7** questions that must be answered within 1 hour. These questions cover topics in algebra, geometry, combinatorics, and number theory, and will be ordered in increasing difficulty. The difficulty range will span from mid-AMC to late AIME. We highly recommend checking out the archives of our previous in-person contests or online contests for practice problems!

The **Power Round** will consist of one multi-part proof problem exploring different aspects of a specific mathematical topic. Participants will have 1 hour to submit the round. The topic will not be announced until the round starts. The problem sheet will explain all the relevant information about the topic.

The **Blitz Round** where teams select problems of varying difficulties and point values to solve from a grid one at a time. Participants will have 1 hour to work on the round. We recommend you read the competition rules for a detailed explanation on how this round will work.

Detailed information about the rules of the competition rounds can be found here.

**How do I register and what does it cost?**

Registration is $10 per student. This fee will cover prizes for top contestants and teams, lunch, and t-shirts. Information on how to pay this fee will be included in the form. Please register on this form, More information about the contest is here.

**Where is the Phillips Hall?**

Phillips Hall is located on UNC Campus, at 120 E Cameron Ave, Chapel Hill, NC.

**Are calculators allowed?**

Calculators are not allowed for any parts of the contest.

**Where can I park?**

There is visitor parking available in Swain Lot right across from Phillips Hall on weekends. Additional visitor parking is available in the Morehead Planetarium lot, a short walk from Phillips Hall. Most weeknight parking areas are available on Saturdays without a permit and usually without a fee. There are also public parking decks on Rosemary Street a few blocks away. Please allow extra time to find parking. Carpooling is encouraged!

**How can I volunteer?**

We need volunteers to proctor and grade. Please sign up on this volunteer form.

**Where can I get more information about the UNC High School Math Contest?**

Please see https://cncmath.org/unc-math-contest

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