 Michigan Mathematics Prize Competition

The Michigan Mathematics Prize Competition (MMPC) is an annual high school mathematics competition held in Michigan. First founded in 1958, the competition has grown to include over 10,000 high school participants (although middleschoolers may also participate through a high school). The director and host of this competition changes every three years, the most recent director being Stephanie Edwards of Hope College. This competition consists of two parts, which are added together to determine score:
 Part I: A 40 question, multiplechoice exam open to all Michigan high schoolers
 Part II: A 5 question, proof exam given only to the Top 1000 scorers on Part I
The Top 100 scorers on the combined score of both parts of the competition are honored at an awards banquet, usually at the host university, although recent years have seen more than 100 people being awarded due to ties.
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Problem difficulty
The problems on the competition range from basic algebra to precalculus and are within the grasp of a high schooler's mathematical knowledge. The contest only contains concepts at school, which means that geometry and combinatorics are generally omitted.
Grading
For each correct answer on Part I, one point is awarded for a maximum score of 40 points.
Part II is graded in intervals of 1.2 points, with each problem gaining a maximum of 12 points. The test is graded out of 60 points.
The highest possible score on this test is 100 points. While no one has ever scored a perfect, recent scores have been in the high 90s (the highest being a 99, achieved by Allen Yuan of Detroit Country Day Schoolin 2009).
Awards
The Top 100 are invited to an awards banquet. Although the Top 50 are denoted as "bronze," no actual medal is awarded. Likewise, the Top 10 and Top 3 are called "silver" and "gold" (respectively) but do not receive medals.
The Lower 50 are deemed "honorable mentions" and receive a gift card/certificate.
Everyone in the Top 50 receives a scholarship ranging in size from $250 to $2000.
Recent winners
2010: Allen Yuan, Detroit Country Day School
2009: Allen Yuan, Detroit Country Day School
2008: Allen Yuan, Detroit Country Day School
2007: Alan Huang, Detroit Country Day School
2006: Alan Huang, Detroit Country Day School
2005: Frederic Sala, Troy High School
2004: John Zhou, Detroit Country Day School
2003: Anant Gupta, Troy High School
2002: Robert Hough, Dow High School
2001: Mike Asmar, Troy High School
2000: Qian Zhang, Livonia MSC Program
1999: Qian Zhang, Livonia MSC Program
1998: Michael Khoury Jr., Brother Rice High School
1997: J. Benjamen Hough, H.H. Dow High School
1996: Bryant Matthews, Forest Hills Northern High School
1995: Amit Khetan, ICAE
1994: Amit Khetan, ICAE
1993: Amit Khetan, ICAE
External links/sources
Categories: Mathematics competitions
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