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High School Contest Books
Excellent practice for the SAT!
These books gives classes, clubs, teams, and individuals diversified collections of high school math problems. All of these contests were used in regional interscholastic competition throughout the United States and Canada. Each contest was taken by about 80,000 students. In the contest section, each page contains a complete contest that can be worked during a 30minute period. The convenient format makes this book easy to use in a class, a math club, or for just plain fun. In addition, detailed solutions for each contest also appear on a single page.
Every contest has questions from different areas of mathematics. The goal is to encourage interest in mathematics through solving worthwhile problems. Many students first develop an interest in mathematics through problemsolving activities, such as working these contests. On each contest, the last two questions are generally more difficult than the first four. The final question on each contest is intended to challenge the very best mathematics students. The problems require no mathematical knowledge beyond secondary school mathematics. Knowledge of calculus is not required to solve any of these problems. Two to four of the questions on each contest only require a knowledge of elementary algebra. Starting with the 199293 school year, students have been permitted to use any calculator on any of our contests.
There are 6 volumes for Math ContestsHigh School. Publication date for Volume 5 is June, 2006.
 Volume 1 contains the contests given in the school years 197778 through 198182. $12.95

Volume 2 contains the contests given in the school years 198283 through 199091. $12.95  
Volume 3 contains the contests given in the school years 199192 through 199596. $12.95  
Volume 4 contains the contests given in the school years 199697 through 200001. $12.95  
Volume 5 contains the contests given in the school years 200102 through 200506. $12.95  
Volume 6 contains the contests given in the school years 200607 through 201011. $12.95 
Each book is divided into four sections for ease of use by both students and teachers. The first section of each book contains the contests. Each contest contains six questions that can be worked in a 30minute period. The second section of each book contains detailed solutions to all the contests. Often, several solutions are given for a problem. Where appropriate, notes about interesting aspects of a problem are mentioned on the solutions page. The third section of each book lists answers to each contest question. The last section of each book contains the difficulty rating percentages for each question. These percentages (based on actual student performance on these contests) determine the relative difficulty of each question.
You may prefer to consult the answer section rather than the solution section when first reviewing a contest. The authors believe that reworking a problem when the answer (but not the solution) is known often helps to better understand problemsolving techniques.