The NCCTM State Mathematics Contest includes three subject divisions (Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II) which are intended for students currently studying those subjects, and the Comprehensive Division, which is open to all students. The following rules, adopted by the Contest Committee on April 26, 1993, and amended most recently on September 30, 1999, determine the eligibility of students to compete in the subject divisions. The individual contest site directors have authority to apply these rules and decide whether or not particular students may compete in a specific contest. If there is doubt about the eligibility of a student, the sponsoring teacher should consult the site director as early as possible.
Example: Glenda is studying Geometry and Algebra II simultaneously.
She may compete in either subject, but not in both. Bill is taking Algebra
II and makes the AMC Honor Role. He can compete in an Algebra II contest
and can also register to take a Comprehensive contest.
Example: Jerry takes Algebra I in eighth grade and competes
in the Algebra I contest. He takes no mathematics in the fall of the ninth
grade, and begins the study of Geometry in the spring semester. He is eligible
to compete in Geometry, but he is not eligible to compete in Algebra I
because he has already done so.
Example: Holly's school uses the block schedule and Sally takes Algebra I in the Fall and Geometry in the Spring. She can elect to participate in either the Algebra I contest or the Geometry contest, but not both.
NOTE: Beginning in 2009 the NC State High School Contest Comprehensive Division will not allow the use of any calculator.
The Individual Qualifying sites and the Finals in Algebra I, Algebra II and Geometry may have different calculator rules, so students and teachers should check with each site before competing.
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