Southeast to Host 30th Annual Math Field Day

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

April 13, 2007 – Students from 22 area junior and senior high schools will compete in the 30th annual Math Field Day April 17 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. Team events will begin at 10 a.m. in Academic Auditorium. Individual testing will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Glenn Auditorium, located in Robert A. Dempster Hall.

At 12:30 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom, students will engage in a problem-solving event called MATHLETICS.

Individual and team events will challenge over 546 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, non-routine problem solving, analytical geometry, number bases, number theory, hand calculators and calculus.

Area schools competing in this year’s competition include: Bell City High School; East Carter County High School; Leopold R-III High School; Malden High School; Marquand-Zion R-6; Oak Ridge R-VI High School; Puxico High School; Risco High School; Saxony Lutheran High School; Scott City R-I High School; South Pemiscot High School; Viburnum C-4 High School; Anna-Jonesboro Community High School; Cape Central High School; Farmington High School; Fredericktown High School; Herrin High School; North St. Francois County R-4 High School; Notre Dame 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.