39th Annual Math Field Day April 14 at Southeast

Randolph-mathCAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 7, 2016 — — Southeast Missouri State University Department of Mathematics will host students from 29 area high schools to compete in the 39th annual Math Field Day Thursday, April 14.

The event begins at 9 a.m. and concludes with an awards ceremony at 1 p.m. Team events begin at 9:25 a.m., while individual testing will be held from 10:10 to 11:30 a.m. At noon, students will engage in a problem-solving event, Mathletics. Events will take place in Academic Hall Auditorium and the University Center.

Approximately 615 students will compete in a multitude of areas including algebra I, algebra II, geometry, trigonometry, word problems, sets and logic, exponential and log functions, matrices and determinants, computational mathematics, elementary data analysis, probability, mental arithmetic, non-routine problem solving, analytic geometry, number bases, number theory, hand calculators and calculus.

Area schools competing in this year’s contest are Anna-Jonesboro Community High School, Arcadia Valley R-II, Bell City R-2, Bernie R-XIII, Bunker High School, Campbell High School, Cape Central High School, Clarkton High School, Cobden High School, Eagle Ridge Christian School, Farmington High School, Fredericktown R-I, Gideon High School, Herrin High School, Leopold R-III High School, Malden High School, Moberly High School, Nashville Community High School, Naylor High School, New Madrid County Central,  North St. Francois County R-I, Notre Dame Regional High School, Poplar Bluff High School, Richland R1 School District, Saxony Lutheran High School, Scott City R-I, Ste. Genevieve High School, St. Vincent High School, and Zalma High School.

For more information about Math Field Day, contact Cheryl J. McAllister, chair of the Math Field Day Committee, at (573) 651-2778, by email at cjmcallister@semo.edu or visit http://www.semo.edu/math/competitions.htm