# Mathematics (UIL)

Mathematics (sometimes referred to as General Math, to distinguish it from other mathematics-related events) is one of several academic events sanctioned by the University Interscholastic League. It is also a competition held by the Texas Math and Science Coaches Association, using the same rules as the UIL.

Mathematics is designed to test students' understanding of advanced mathematics. The UIL contest began in 1943, and is among the oldest of all UIL academic contests.

## Eligibility

Maj. Gen. Wendy Motlong Masiello, USAF, competed in UIL Mathematics for Lubbock's Monterey High School in the 1970s.[1]

Students in Grade 6 through Grade 12 are eligible to enter this event. For competition purposes, separate divisions are held for Grades 6-8 and Grades 9-12, with separate subjects covered on each test as follows:

• The test for Grades 6-8 covers numeration systems, arithmetic operations involving whole numbers, integers, fractions, decimals, exponents, order of operations, probability, statistics, number theory, simple interest, measurements and conversions, plus possibly geometry and algebra problems (as appropriate for the grade level).
• The test for Grades 9-12 covers algebra I and II, geometry, trigonometry, math analysis, analytic geometry, pre-calculus, and elementary calculus.

For Grades 6-8 each school may send up to three students per division. In order for a school to participate in team competition in a division, the school must send three students in that division.

For Grades 9-12 each school may send up to four students; however, in districts with more than eight schools the district executive committee can limit participation to three students per school. In order for a school to participate in team competition, the school must send at least three students.

## Rules and Scoring

At the junior high level, the test consists of 50 questions and is limited to only 30 minutes. At the high school level, the test consists of 60 questions and is limited to only 40 minutes. Both tests are multiple choice.

There is no intermediate time signal given; at the end of the allotted time the students must immediately stop writing (they are not allowed to finish incomplete answers started before the stop signal). If contestants are in the process of writing down an answer, they may finish; they may not do additional work on a test question.[2]

The questions can be answered in any order; a skipped question is not scored.

Calculators are permitted provided they are (or were) commercially available models, run quietly, and do not require auxiliary power. One calculator plus one spare is permitted.

Five points are awarded for each correct answer at the junior high level while six points are awarded at the high school level. Two points are deducted for each wrong answer. Skipped or unanswered questions are not scored.

## Determining the Winner

### Elementary and Junior High

Scoring is posted for only the top six individual places and the top three teams.

There are no tiebreakers for either individual or team competition.

### High School Level

The top three individuals and the top team (determined based on the scores of the top three individuals) advance to the next round. In addition, within each region, the highest-scoring second place team from all district competitions advances as the "wild card" to regional competition (provided the team has four members), and within the state, the highest-scoring second place team from all regional competitions advances as the wild card to the state competition. Members of advancing teams who did not place individually remain eligible to compete for individual awards at higher levels.

For individual competition, the tiebreaker is percent accuracy (number of questions answered correctly divided by number of questions attempted). If a tie still exists all tied individuals will advance.

For team competition, the score of the fourth-place individual is used as the tiebreaker. If a team has only three members it is not eligible to participate in the tiebreaker. If the fourth-place score still results in a tie, all remaining tied teams will advance. At the state level, ties for first place are not broken.

For district meet academic championship and district meet sweepstakes awards, points are awarded to the school as follows:

• Individual places: 1st—15, 2nd—12, 3rd—10, 4th—8, 5th—6, and 6th—4.
• Team places: 1st—10 and 2nd—5.
• The maximum number of points a school can earn in Mathematics is 47 (15, 12, and 10 points for an individual and 10 points for a top team ranking).

## List of prior winners

### Individual

NOTE: For privacy reasons, only the winning school is shown.[3]

School Year Class A Class AA Class AAA Class AAAA Class AAAAA
1991-92 Crawford Quanah Ingleside Katy Taylor Lubbock
1992-93 San Isidro Stamford Bandera Athens Klein
1993-94 Wink Stamford Mont Belvieu Barbers Hill College Station A&M Consolidated Klein
1994-95 Wink Salado Waco Connally Austin Johnson Plano
1995-96 Rule Wellington Bridgeport Austin Johnson Sugar Land Elkins
1996-97 Henrietta Midway Wellington Bridgeport Weatherford College Station A&M Consolidated
1997-98 Henrietta Midway Wellington Bridgeport Weatherford College Station A&M Consolidated
1998-99 Rule Yorktown Sweeny Weatherford College Station A&M Consolidated
1999-2000 Valley View Yorktown Liberty Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Memorial College Station A&M Consolidated
2000-01 Abbott Valley View Seminole Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Memorial Klein
2001-02 Muenster Elkhart Seminole Longview Pine Tree Klein
2002-03 Tenaha Elkhart Bridgeport Longview Pine Tree Spring Westfield
2003-04 San Isidro Argyle Bridgeport Mission Sharyland Katy Taylor
2004-05 San Isidro Argyle Bridgeport Azle Sugar Land Dulles
2005-06 Silverton Argyle Bridgeport Klein Oak College Station A&M Consolidated
2006-07 Lindsay Wichita Falls City View Bridgeport Port Lavaca Calhoun College Station A&M Consolidated
2007-08 Lindsay Caddo Mills Bridge City Port Lavaca Calhoun Klein
2008-09 Lindsay Caddo Mills Argyle Port Lavaca Calhoun Keller
2009-10 Lindsay Idalou Argyle Port Lavaca Calhoun Sugar Land Kempner
2010-11 Haskell New Boston Wichita Falls Hirschi Pearland Dawson Sugar Land Dulles

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### Team

NOTE: The team competition did not start until the 1992-93 scholastic year. [3]

School Year Class A Class AA Class AAA Class AAAA Class AAAAA
1992-93 Sterling City Stamford Carrizo Springs Dallas Hillcrest Klein
1993-94 Lindsay Stamford Carrizo Springs College Station A&M Consolidated Lubbock
1994-95 Wink Salado Bridgeport Austin Johnson College Station A&M Consolidated
1995-96 Rule Salado Bridgeport Austin Johnson College Station A&M Consolidated
1996-97 Rule Wellington Bridgeport Longview Pine Tree College Station A&M Consolidated
1997-98 Henrietta Midway Wellington Bridgeport Longview Pine Tree Klein
1998-99 Valley View Salado Santa Rosa Longview Pine Tree South Texas Science Academy
1999-2000 Valley View Elkhart Bridgeport Corpus Christi Flour Bluff Klein
2000-01 Abbott Valley View Bridgeport Mission Sharyland Klein
2001-02 Muenster Elkhart Bridgeport Longview Pine Tree Klein
2002-03 Plains Elkhart Liberty Corpus Christi Flour Bluff Klein
2003-04 D'Hanis Argyle Bridgeport Corpus Christi Flour Bluff Klein
2004-05 Lindsay Argyle Bridgeport Corpus Christi Flour Bluff Sugar Land Dulles
2005-06 Garden City Argyle Bridgeport Klein Oak College Station A&M Consolidated
2006-07 Garden City McGregor Argyle Port Lavaca Calhoun Sugar Land Clements
2007-08 Lindsay Caddo Mills Argyle Katy Seven Lakes Klein
2008-09 Lindsay Caddo Mills Argyle Port Lavaca Calhoun Sugar Land Clements
2009-10 Lindsay Caddo Mills New Boston Port Lavaca Calhoun Sugar Land Dulles
2010-11 Savoy New Boston Argyle Port Lavaca Calhoun Sugar Land Dulles
2011-12 Latexo Brock Argyle Port Lavaca Calhoun Sugar Land Dulles
2012-13 Latexo Salado Argyle Reagan Sugar Land Dulles

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## References

1. ^ Chaparral (yearbook ed.). Lubbock, Texas: Monterey High School. 1976. p. 194. Retrieved 2011-04-22.
2. ^ http://www.uiltexas.org/files/constitution/uil-ccr-section-942.pdf
3. ^ a b UIL: Academics - Archives
4. ^ a b http://www.texasmath.org/Resulter.html