Wayne State College


Math Contest

  • May 8, 2020
  • Gardner Hall Auditorium
  • $10 per student

For students in grades 6-12.

NECC Spanish


The registration fee is $10 per student.  Your registration fee may be mailed to the following address or you can bring it the day of the competition. Checks can be written out to "WSC Math Contest."  
Wayne State College
Attn: Mary Kuchta
1111 Main Street
Wayne, Ne 68787
Please register online by April 19.

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Check-in will be from 9 to 9:30 a.m. on the day of the competition.


Parking will be in Lot 1 or Lot 10. Please refer to the campus map.


Students will start the day by taking a math exam. Exams include pre-algebra, algebra I, geometry, algebra ll, pre-calculus, and calculus. Each school can have up to two students registered for each exam. Once these exams are scored, the top 10 students on the algebra I, geometry, algebra II, and pre-calculus will receive certificates with the top three receiving medals. The top five students on the pre-algebra and calculus exams will receive certificates with the top three receiving medals. 

Each exam consists of 40 multiple-choice questions. The scoring for each exam is as follows:  

  • Final score = 3 x (number right) – (number wrong) + 40
  • Students will also have the opportunity to participate in Math Jeopardy. We will have Jeopardy for both high school and middle school students. Each Jeopardy team will consist of four players. The middle school team can consist of four players grades 6-9. The high school team can consist of four players grades 9-12. Each school can have one middle school team and one high school team. The top team for each jeopardy group will advance to the final Jeopardy round. The first place team will receive a prize.  

Students will also have the opportunity to watch a planetarium show or participate in a math breakout room. 
Schedule of Events

9-9:30 a.m. Registration
All teams should report to Gardner Auditorium to pick up their packets.

9:30-9:40 a.m. Welcome and Exam Instruction
Gardner Auditorium

9:40-9:55 a.m. Students find their exam room in Carhart Science Building.

10-11 a.m. Examination
All contestants are to be seated in their rooms at 10, when the exam will start.

11 a.m.-1:30 a.m. Rotation
Teams will rotate between (1) lunch, (2) planetarium show or breakout room, and (3) Jeopardy.

1:45-2:30 p.m. Jeopardy Final Round
All are invited to watch the final round of Jeopardy in Gardner Auditorium.

2:30-2:45 p.m. Awards Assembly
Gardner Auditorium. Awards for the top scores on Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus exams will be presented. Teachers will receive a printout of the results.