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Detroit Mercy Mathematics Competition

Detroit Mercy Mathematics Competition

Are you a natural problem solver? Or, maybe you excel at logic and reasoning.  Do you love mathematics?  Are you a high school student?

For high school students interested in mathematics, we offer two contests to test your skills and possibly win prizes!

Monthly Math Puzzle

The Monthly Math Puzzle for high school students will challenge your mathematical skills and begin to prepare you for your mathematical future.

Take the challenge and unleash your inner mathematician!

MathDetMercy Snapchat Competition: On the first day of each month, we will post a new question of the month.  You have all month to find a solution and submit your answer.  Answers are due on the last day of the month and should be sent to:
Winners: Monthly winners will be announced on this website.

Previous problems:

Follow us on Snapchat - MathDetMercy for clues and mathematics at Detroit Mercy. 

Detroit Mercy Mathematics Competition

We're hosting the Detroit Mercy Mathematics Competition for high school students in a friendly competition that tests your problem-solving skills and mathematical knowledge.

Our award-winning faculty love mathematics and want to see you become the next generation of problem-solvers.

Sorry, registration for this event is now closed.
When: April 14, 2018, from 8 am to 1 pm (lunch will be provided)
Where: University of Detroit Mercy, Engineering Building
Who: High School students
Prize: 1st place; 2nd place; 3rd place

Competition: The competition will test your mathematical background and challenge your problem-solving skills.  The exam will consist of multiple choice questions and problem-solving questions that will require a written response.

Following the competition, professors will grade your exam and top prize winners will be announced on the website.

Following the exam, you will have an opportunity to talk with current students, alumni and faculty in the mathematics department.  See where your future could go by obtaining a mathematics degree from University of Detroit Mercy.

Come to the competition - ready to think!


    Frequently Asked Questions

    1.  When and Where is the Exam:

    The DMMC competition will take place on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. The competition will take place in the Engineering Building at the University of Detroit Mercy McNichols campus.

    2. What is the cost?
    The event is free for all registered participants. Lunch will be provided.

    3.  What is the exam format?
    The exam will be in two parts. The first part will be multiple choice. The second part will be problems that will require solutions in the form of a mathematical proof.

    4.  What will be the question difficulty?
    There will be questions on the exam that will test general mathematical knowledge. However, there will also be questions that will require a deeper understanding of mathematics. These questions will be on same level of the Math Puzzles.

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