Franklin Math Bowl

The Franklin Math Bowl is a competition held on a Saturday in early November for middle school students. The competition consists of an individual 25-question, multiple choice test and a team problem solving test. The Bowl has four contests: sixth grade, seventh grade, regular eighth grade, and eighth grade algebra I. Both individual and school awards are given in each contest, usually split between large and small school divisions if sufficient numbers of students are registered. The Franklin Math Bowl is co-sponsored by the ETSU Department of Mathematics and Statistics  and the Upper East Tennessee Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Within each contest, students are divided by their coaches into teams of four. Each school may have one or two teams per contest (6th, 7th, 8th, and algebra). A school may register a total of ten students in each contest, with the last two students considered alternates. The alternates may take the written tests, but their scores will not be considered in determining contest winners, and they do not take part in the team problem solving competition.

For each contest, the problem solving portion consists of three questions, worth 10 points each, for which the team must write up their answer and a complete explanation of how they arrived at it. The written (individual) tests is 25 multiple-choice questions. Correct answers are worth five points. Students may choose to omit questions by drawing a line through the entire set of answer choices; omitted questions receive one point. Wrong answers are worth zero points. So the highest possible written score is 125.

For more information, contact Dr. Daryl Stephens, director, at 423-439-6973 or e-mail .

Typical Contest Day Schedule
8:30 - 9:00am Registration (usually Brown Hall Auditorium)
9:00 - 9:30am Opening Remarks
9:30 - 10:30am

Round 1 -- Rogers-Stout and Alexander Hall
6th & 8th grade written test 7th & algebra team problem solving test
(Which grades take which test may be altered depending on registration numbers)

10:30 - 11:00am Break -- Alexander Hall
11:00 - 12:00pm Round 2
7th & algebra written test
6th & 8th team problem solving test
12:00 - 2:00pm Lunch on your own (Grading concludes during this time)
2:00 - 2:30pm Entertainment by University School students
2:30 - 3:00pm Awards Assembly

The 2010 Contest will be held Saturday, November 13.

We anticipate making T-shirts available for advance purchase this year.

Registration forms and further information should be available here soon.