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Department of Mathematics

Math in the Community

USC High School Math Contest (1986-2018)

Professor Michael Filaseta conducting the Ciphering Contest


The Department of Mathematics at the University of South Carolina hosts a mathematics competition for South Carolina high school students. Our goal is to stimulate interest in mathematics among high school students and to recognize those who exhibit exceptional talent.


  • Written Exam | Key and Solutions
  • Overall Results
  • Participating Schools
  • Distribution of Scores 
  • Team Rankings 2018
  • Questions Statistics 2018
  • Picture Gallery
  • Ciphering Video

  If you would like to see the problems, solutions, winners, etc. from previous years, then please choose the appropriate link below. 

 South Carolina High Energy Mathematics Teachers' Circle

The New Columbia Middle School Math Circle