The annual calculus competition is organized by the math club every year since its first run in 2014. Targeted at students in calculus I, II, and III, teams compete against each other to solve problems as quickly as possible.

#### 2019 Competition:

The 2019 competition will take place on the Thursday one week before Thanksgiving at 4pm in the Math Resource Lab. The tournament will take approximately one hour. Teams may consist of up to 3 students that have not yet taken advanced calculus. In the past each member of the winning team receives a $15 gift card, as well as an invitation to compete at Math Jeopardy at the spring Mathematical Association of America’s Arkansas conference. We hope to continue that tradition.

#### Competition Format:

- One problem is given at a time.
- The points and time available vary from problem to problem.
- EachÂ team that finds the correct answer within the time limit receives points for that problem.
- Teams may have up to 3 people.
- All problems are at the calculus I level. (Yes, calculus II and III students are also competing. They’ve had more math, but haven’t been studying calculus I type problems so we assume these effects mitigate each other.)

#### Problem Categories:

- Fundamentals
- Limits
- Derivatives
- Integrals
- Applications
- Historical context

#### Champion Archives

Year | Course Enrolled In | Students |

2014 | Calculus III – Dr. Carmack | ??? |

2015 | Calculus I – Dr. Le | Lindsey Hazeslip Connor Wilson Azaryah Wilson |

2016 | Calculus III – Dr. Liu | Lindsey Hazeslip Connor Wilson Azaryah Wilson |

2017 | Calculus I – Dr. Beyerl Calculus II – Dr. Bratton Calculus III – Dr. Liu |
Presley Mullins Anna Wolff Alexia Ramick |

2018 | Calculus III – Dr. Hickling | Madeline Peters Rachel Barnhardt Jessica Allred |

2019 | Calculus I – Dr. Beyerl | Sarah Thiele Kamilla Akhmetshina Daulet Turgambayev |

#### 2016 Competition Format:

- One problem is given at a time.
- The points and time available vary from problem to problem.
- EachÂ team that finds the correct answer within the time limit receives points for that problem.
- Teams may have up to 3 people.
- All problems are at the calculus I level. (Yes, calculus II and III students are also competing. They’ve had more math, but haven’t been studying calculus I type problems so we assume these effects mitigate each other.)

#### 2014-2015 Competition Format:

- One problem is given at a time.
- The points and time available vary from problem to problem.
- The first team with the correct answer receives the points for that problem.
- Teams may have up to 3 people.
- All problems are at the calculus I level. (Yes, calculus II and III students are also competing. They’ve had more math, but haven’t been studying calculus I type problems so we assume these effects mitigate each other.)