Southeast Hosting 35th Annual Math Field Day

MathCAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 10, 2013 – The Southeast Missouri State University Department of Mathematics will host students from 29 area high schools to compete in the 35th annual Math Field Day Tuesday, April 16, in the Show Me Center.

The event will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude with an awards ceremony at 1 p.m. Team events will begin at 9:30 a.m., while individual testing will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. At noon, students will engage in the problem-solving event, Mathletics.

The top three students will receive medals in the 23 individual events. The top three schools will receive plaques and certificates in the five team events as well as trophies in Mathletics. The best overall school will receive a Sigma Award trophy.

Approximately 661 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, Arcadia Valley, Bell City, Bernie, Campbell, Cape Central, Caruthersville, Cobden, Delta R-5, Dexter, Eagle Ridge Christian School, Farmington, Fredericktown R-I, Hayti, Herrin, Leopold R-III, Malden, Marion, North St. Francois County R-I, Notre Dame Regional High School, Oak Ridge R-VI, Poplar Bluff, Puxico, Saxony Lutheran School, Scott City R-I, St. Vincent, Ste. Genevieve, The Christian Academy and Viburnum C-4.

For more information about Math Field Day, contact Dr. Jerzy Wodjylo, chair of the Math Field Day Committee, at (573) 651-2774 or jwojdylo@semo.edu or visit http://www.semo.edu/math/competitions.htm.