Math Race

Math Race Rules

The RULES

  • The exercises are meant for students in the last two years of secondary school (16-18 years old).
  • Participation in the Math Race is free of charge.
  • Participating in the Math Race is possible after submitting the application form.
  • Students can participate as an individual or in a group. Groups may consist of two to five students.
  • The Math Race consists of six to eight exercises, one of which will be uploaded to the website every week. The Math Race challenge may also feature bonus exercises. Bonus exercises will appear on the Pre-U Facebook page.
  • Solutions may be submitted until the Monday following the publication of the exercise at 12:00, by e-mailing it to mathrace-pre-u@utwente.nl. New exercises will be published on Monday morning.
  • Students have to submit their solution as an attachment, for example a Word document or an image.
  • If you are not able to submit your solution in a given week, don’t worry: you won’t get a point for that week, but you will still be in the Math Race! You can earn a maximum of one point for a normal exercise. A correct answer gives you one point, provided that your solution includes a clear explanation. No explanation means no points. If you made some miscalculations but provided a good explanation, you will still earn some points.
  • There will be a bonus exercise in this edition. You can also earn a maximum of one point for a bonus exercise. These points can replace the lowest score from exercise 1, 2 or 3. The same rule applies to bonus exercises: you will receive no points if you do not provide an explanation. If you made some miscalculations but provided a good explanation, you will still earn some points.
  • The scoreboard will be updated as quickly as possible. Given the large number of participants and difficulty of the exercises, it may sometimes take a little while before the scoreboard is updated.
  • The exercises will be drawn up and corrected by students of Applied Mathematics.
  • Timezone: UTC+1 (CET - Central European Time).