Detroit Mercy’s Math Competition offers $1,000 to winners

December 11, 2018

Detroit Mercy will host a friendly but competitive mathematics competition for high school students to test their problem-solving skills and mathematical knowledge in February 2019.  But until then, high school students have a chance to gain invaluable practice at solving math problems online through web math puzzles created by Detroit Mercy’s Math Department at  

Detroit Mercy will hold the competition on campus Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the College of Engineering & Science. Students interested in participating should register early. Detroit Mercy will award cash prizes to winners. To register, please visit

On the day of the on-campus competition, high school students can also speak with current Detroit Mercy students, alumni and faculty in the Mathematics Department to learn more about compelling careers. Following the competition, the University will announce the names of winning high school students on the Detroit Mercy mathematics website.

The first place winner will receive $500; the second place winner $300; and the third place winner $200. In addition, the faculty will award honorable mentions and also recognize top performers.

Before the competition in February, students can participate in the ongoing Online Math Puzzles hosted by the University Mathematics Department. Several times every term, the math faculty post web puzzles on the DMMC website at These web puzzles test the mathematical and logical reasoning skills of students. Students must submit all answers via email at by the due date posted on the puzzle page.

The University’s Math Department will post the names of top puzzle solvers on the University’s DMMC puzzle website. All students may participate in the public competition. These web math competitions will build now through February 2019 with the goal of increasing awareness of the Detroit Mercy Math program.

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