Contests

Newport Math Club hosts a variety of contests to reach out into the community and provide more opportunities for students of all grade levels to succeed in mathematics.

Knights of Pi Math Tournament

The Knights of Pi Math Tournament is a math contest hosted at Newport High School where we invite math teams in grades 5 through 8 to come and compete. We take pride in being able to host a competition and share our love of math with younger students in our community. The tournament consists of many rounds that reinforce and challenge students' math abilities on a variety of topics in a team of four as well as in an individual setting. In 2009, 164 students from 14 schools competed in the tournament on December 12, 2009. The 2010 Tournament was held on Saturday, December 4, 2010, hosting 222 students from 18 schools for a fun day of math. More information about the Knights of Pi Tournament is available on the tournament's contest page.

American Mathematics Contest (AMC) 10/12

The American Mathematics Competition, hosted by The Mathematical Association of America (MAA), is a 25-question multiple-choice test available to all Newport High School students. Sign-ups were held in January in math classrooms, and the contest was held on February 8 and 23, 2010. We are pleased to report that over 150 students participated in the AMC this year! A big thanks to all our proctors and all the students who participated.

There are two AMC test levels: 10th grade and 12th grade. The AMC 10 is open to grades 9-10, while the AMC 12 is open to all grade levels. 9th and 10th grade students may choose which exam they wish to take. By performing well on the exams, students can win awards and qualify for further invitational contests, such as the AIME. In fact, several Newport students already qualified for the AIME based on their AMC 10/12 A performace. The AMC is administered in the NHS math wing after school. Each year, Newport participates on both test dates (A and B). For more information about the AMC exams or the MAA, please visit http://www.unl.edu/amc/.

American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME)

The AIME is a 15-question short-answer test offered to all students who qualify based on their AMC 10/12 scores. The test lasts 3 hours, and the questions are very challenging. The 2010 AIME was administered at Newport High School to 9 students in grades 8 through 12 on Tuesday, March 31, 2010. The 2011 AIME will be administered at Newport on Tuesday, March 30, 2011.

National Assessment & Testing Contests

Newport Math Club hosts NA&T contests at our school each year. The contests range from individual to team work and are open to all Newport students. See more information about the contests here.

Newport Math Challenge

Newport Math Challenge This 25-question contest was held over a five-week period in January-February 2009 and is open to all Newport High School students. It was designed to help sharpen students' math skills, prepare them for the AMC, and get the entire student body excited about math! Questions were designed to be challenging and stimulating, but students who attempted the challenge found themselves better problem solvers at the end regardless of their scores. Students had one week to solve each of five sets of five problems. The most rewarding part of the challenge was that at the end of each week, solutions were posted so that students could have an opportunity to learn about math concepts that they did not know.

The Newport Math Challenge is not currently open. Click here to go to the contest page.