Vermont State Mathematics Coalition

Talent Search Contest

The Vermont State Mathematics Coalition has sponsored a statewide "Mathematics Talent Search Program" every year since 1993. The Talent Search is conducted in the following manner. Four times during the school year early October, mid November, early January, mid February) eight challenging math problems are posted on this website. Topics covered on the tests are from arithmetic, Geometry, algebra, and pre-calculus. Copies of the test are given to interested students at each of the schools. The students have four weeks to solve the eight problems and then each student submits his/her solutions to the director of the program for grading. If students are only able to solve one or two problems, they are still encouraged to submit their solutions. During the following two week period the tests are scored, statistics are gathered, results are returned to the students, and solutions and top scorers are posted on this website. At the end of the year the top students in the state are given prizes and are honored at a Coalition dinner along with their parents. High school students are also invited to attend a week-long Governor's Institute in Mathematical Sciences at the University of Vermont.

More information about and rules for the talent search may be found here.

Questions from current and recent talent searches

Current year
2013-2014 2012-2013 2011-2012
September 23, 2014 (solutions, top scorers)
November 3, 2014 (solutions, top scorers)
January 5, 2015 (solutions, top scorers)
February 16, 2015 (solutions, top scorers)
Cumulative top scorers
September 18, 2013 (solutions, top scorers)
November 2, 2013 (solutions, top scorers)
January 2, 2014 (solutions, top scorers)
February 10, 2014 (solutions, top scorers)
Cumulative top scorers
October 4, 2012 (solutions, top scorers)
November 13, 2012 (solutions, top scorers)
February 5, 2013 (solutions, top scorers)
March 12, 2013 (solutions, top scorers)
Cumulative top scorers
October, 2011 (solutions, top scorers)
November, 2011 (top scorers)
February, 2012 (solutions, top scorers)
March, 2012 (solutions, top scorers)
Cumulative top scorers
2010-2011 2009-2010 2008-2009  
October, 2010 (solutions, top scorers)
November, 2010 (solutions, top scorers)
February, 2011 (solutions, top scorers)
March, 2011 (solutions, top scorers)
Cumulative top scorers
October, 2009 (solutions, top scorers)
November, 2009 (solutions, top scorers)
February, 2010 (solutions, top scorers)
March, 2010 (solutions, top scorers)
Cumulative top scorers, Vermont All Stars
October, 2008 (solutions)
November, 2008
January, 2009
February, 2009

Older Tests

2007-2008 2006-2007 2005-2006 2004-2005 2003-2004 2002-2003 2001-2002 2000-2001 1999-2000 Before 1999-2000
October, 2007
November, 2007
January, 2008
February, 2008
October, 2006
November, 2006
January, 2007
February, 2007
October, 2005
November, 2005
January, 2006
February, 2006
October, 2004
November, 2004
January, 2005
February, 2005
October, 2003
November, 2003
January, 2004
February, 2004
October, 2002
November, 2002
January, 2003
Februrary, 2003
October, 2001
November, 2001
January, 2002
February, 2002
October, 2000
November, 2000
December, 2000
February, 2001
October, 1999
November, 1999
January, 2000
February, 2000
February, 1997
October, 1998
February, 1999

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Latest Update:March 22, 2015 by David Hathaway
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