Math Contest

State Mathematics Finals: Western Region - Thursday, May 2, 2019

The math department supports the North Carolina State Mathematics Contest. Every year students from all over Western North Carolina converge on UNC Asheville to participate in the Western Region finals. Learn more about the NC State Mathematics Contest.


1. In order to participate you must have must scored in the qualifying range at a regional testing site.
2. To register for the Western Region State Mathematics Contest please use our Online Registration form. We will also accept registration via fax or mail.  Download the PDF here.
3. There is no registration fee for the exam this year.


Thursday, May 2,  2019

9:45 am - 10:45 am -- Registration in the Humanities Lecture Hall (see #7 on map)
10:45 am - 11 am -- Orientation in the Humanities Lecture Hall (see #7 on map)
11 am - 12:20 pm -- Contest takes place in the Humanties Lecture Hall (see #7 on map)
12:30 pm - 2 pm -- Lunch (Students are on their own)
2 pm - 2:15 pm -- Award Ceremony in the Humanities Lecture Hall (see #7 on map)

Exam Instructions

To: Level I, II, or III Contestants
From: Cathy Whitlock
Subject: Western Regional State Finals Competition

Congratulations for qualifying to participate in the Regional State Mathematics Finals Competition. You are invited to enter the Western Regional State Mathematics Finals that will be held at UNC Asheville on Thursday, May 2, 2019.


Registration for the contest will be from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. the day of the exam in UNC Asheville's Humanities Lecture Hall. (See #7 map). 


We will email parking passes on April 30, 2019, for you to print and place on your dashboard. If you do not receive an email you may email Sheryl at to have a parking pass emailed to you. You may also pick up a parking pass at registration. Please park in Parking Lot P29. You may walk to the Humanities Lecture Hall or take a shuttle. (Campus Map).

Fees and Expenses

There is no registration fee. Lunch is available on the campus at the Dining Hall or in the student union. There are also a number of fast-food restaurants within easy access of the campus.

Testing and Grading Procedures

Testing will begin about 11 a.m. and last for 80 minutes.  The examination will consist of 40 questions with five possible answers each. Contestants should work independently.  All testing materials will be provided.  The contestant's score will be determined by counting the number of correct responses, multiplying the total by 4, and adding the number of blank responses to that total.  In case of a tie, select problems will be used to determine the winner.


No calculators are allowed.

Afternoon Schedule - Announcement of Winners

The winners will be announced at 2 p.m., when we present trophies and certificates. The activities of the day should conclude by 2:30 p.m..