The Third Annual Upper Peninsula High School Math Challenge was held from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. EST on Saturday 17 March 2012 at Northern Michigan University (Marquette, Michigan, USA). Any high school student in the Upper Peninsula is welcome to participate.
The contest was attended by 85 students on 22 teams representing the following 7 schools:
Munising High and Middle School, Munising Public Schools, Alger County, Michigan
Escanaba Area Public High School, Escanaba Area Public Schools, Delta County, Michigan
Houghton Central High School, Houghton-Portage Township Schools, Houghton County, Michigan
Lake Linden-Hubbell High School, Lake Linden-Hubbell School District, Houghton County, Michigan
Newberry High School, Tahquamenon Area Schools, Luce County, Michigan
Ishpeming High School, Ishpeming Public School District, Marquette County, Michigan
Marquette Senior High School, Marquette Area Public Schools, Marquette County, Michigan
Part 1 consisted of ten individual problems. Each team earned a point on each problem for each member who solved it correctly. A maximum of 40 points could be earned on this part.
Part 2 consisted of five team problems. Each team earned four points for each correct answer. A maximum of 20 points could be earned on this part.
Part 3 consisted of three relay questions. 4 points were given to teams who solved the relay in 3 minutes; 3 points for a 6-minute solution; 2 points for a 9-minute solution; 1 point for a 12-minute solution. Bonus points of 3, 2, 1 were given to the first, second, and third place team in each relay, respectively. Potentially, 21 points could be earned on this part.
Due to a tie for the second-place team, a sudden death question was given to resolve the tie.
Here is the list of Problems and Solutions.
First place went to Houghton 1 (Houghton Central High School).
Second place went to Dodecahedron (Marquette Senior High School).
Third place went to Munising A (Munising High And Middle School).
The first place individual was Daniel Gershenson from Houghton Central High School on team Houghton 1.
Second place was Matt Schulz from Houghton Central High School on team Houghton 1.
Third place was Kori Baij from Munising High And Middle School on team Munising A.