Math Field Day

Computer Programming


The programming will be done on IBM computers, using the BASIC, C, C++, or Java languages.  Each contestant will be given 3 to 4 problems to do in a fixed time interval, after a short practice session.  At the end of the time, floppy discs containing the solutions will be turned over to the judges who will run and score the programs.

  The programs will be scored on the basis of correctness, and in case of ties, on the basis of elegance of solutions and time.  Decisions will be final.

  Judges will be available to help with system commands, but we will assume the contestants have done some programming, up to arrays.  The problems may require some mathematical knowledge.


Students must choose between participating in the Computer Contest and Individual Medley.


Individual Trophies will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.  Honorable Mentions may also be awarded.