Southeast to Host 28th Annual Math Field Day

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 15, 2005ᾰStudents from 27 area junior and senior high schools will compete in the 28th annual Math Field Day April 28 at Southeast Missouri State University.

Southeast’s Department of Mathematics and the Southeast Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics sponsor Math Field Day.  The day’s events begin at 9 a.m. in Academic Auditorium and conclude with an awards ceremony at 2 p.m. Testing will be held in Academic Auditorium, the University Center and the Otto and Della Seabaugh Polytechnic Building.

Students will have the opportunity to compete in both individual and team events, and a problem-solving event called MATHLETICS.

Individual and team events will challenge students in a multitude of areas, including algebra I, algebra II, geometry, trigonometry, word problems, history of mathematics, sets and logic, exponential and log functions, matrices and determinants, computational mathematics, elementary data analysis, probability, mental arithmetic, analytical geometry, number bases, number theory, hand calculators and calculus.

Area schools competing in this year’s competition include:  Bell City High School; Bunker R-3 High School; Campbell R-2 High School; East Carter R-2 High School; Leopold R-III High School; Malden R-1 High School; Marquand-Zion R-6; Meadow Heights High School; Notre Dame High School; Oak Ridge R-VI High School; Puxico R-8 High School; Saxony Lutheran High School; South Pemiscot High School; Valley R-6 High School (Caledonia, Mo.); Viburnum C-4 High School; Anna-Jonesboro Community High School; Cape Central High School; Dexter High School; Doniphan High School; Farmington High School; Fredericktown High School; Herrin High School; North St. Francis County R-4 High School; Ste. Genevieve High School; Sikeston Junior High School; and Sikeston Senior High School.

For more information about Math Field Day, contact Dr. Jim Bruening, chair of the Math Field Day Committee, at (573) 651-2771, by e-mail at jbruening@semo.edu, or visit http://www5.semo.edu/math/mathfieldday.htm.