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Duke University Math Meet

DMM Information

What is DMM?

  • The Duke Math Meet (DMM) is a regional mathematics competition for high school students hosted by Duke University each year.
  • The contest is organized by the members of the Duke University Mathematics Union (DUMU) and is sponsored by the Duke Mathematics Department.
  • For more information, refer to https://math.duke.edu/duke-math-meet

Syllabus & Schedule

syllabus
  • Including but not limited to
  • - Arithmetic and Logic
    - Algebra
    - Geometry
    - Number Theory
    - Counting and Probability
Schedule
  • DMM this year will be held on the following days (online) :
  • November 6, 2021

Criteria & Format

The format of the test consists of several competition rounds outlined below. Refer to the official DMM website for more information.
Criteria to Qualify
There are no prerequisites to participate in this competition.

Please note, however, this is a competition for high school students only.
Format
Power Round
Team Round
Individual Round
Devil Round
Tiebreaker

More Information About Format

The format of the test consists of several competition rounds outlined below.

Power Round

The Power Round is a multi-part proof problem worth 25 points that lasts for 60 minutes, with an extra 15 minutes for submission purposes. All the problems will be related to one overarching theme.

The team members will work together on these problems. Answers should be given in the form of mathematical proofs, unless otherwise stated. All the necessary work to justify an answer and all the necessary steps of a proof must be shown clearly to obtain full credit. Partial credit may be awarded for answers that are incomplete but show significant progress toward a solution.

Once finished with the test, a team must scan the sheets they plan to submit to Gradescope and compile them into a series of images or one single PDF to be submitted onto Gradescope (either method is accepted)

Team Round

The Team Round consists of ten questions with numerical answers, and lasts 20 minutes. Each question is worth 2.5 points, for a total of 25 points. In this round, the team members will work together and turn in a single answer sheet.

Multiple answers (unless called for) and/or illegible answers will receive no credit. Leaving a question blank does not yield extra points, nor do wrong answers receive any penalties.

Individual Round

The round consists of 10 questions, and lasts 50 minutes. Each question will be worth 1 point, for a total of 10 points. Participants will spend 10 minutes on the first 2 questions, the next 10 minutes on the next 2 questions, and so on.

The answer, and only the answer, should be written in the designated space on the answer sheet provided by the proctor. Illegible and/or multiple answers will receive no credit. Leaving a question blank does not yield extra points, nor do wrong answers receive any penalties.

Devil Round

This round is purely for fun and will not affect individual or team scores. Each team will receive a sheet of questions. Each problem will be worth the same value.

Correct answers will receive full credit but incorrect answers will not be penalized.

Tiebreaker Round

This round will help us break ties. We will present a series of 2-3 questions.

Ties between students with the same individual score will be broken by whoever solves the earliest question correctly on their first submission, followed by quickest submission time.

For more information, refer to https://math.duke.edu/duke-math-meet

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