Southeast to Host 32nd Annual Math Field Day

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

April 8, 2009 – Students from 26 area high schools will compete in the 32nd annual Math Field Day April 21 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 1:45 p.m. Team events will begin at 10 a.m. in Academic Auditorium. Individual testing will be held from 10:35 a.m. to 12:30 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 about 581 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, analytic geometry, number bases, number theory, hand calculators and calculus.

Area schools competing in this year’s competition include: Arcadia Valley R-II School; Bell City High R-II School; Campbell R-II School; Cobden High School; Eagle Ridge Christian School; Egyptian CUSD#5; Leopold School District R-III; Marquand-Zion R-VI High School; New Madrid County Central; Oak Ridge R-VI High School; Puxico High School; Saxony Lutheran School; Scott City R-I High School; South Pemiscot High School; Southern Reynolds County R-II; Valley R-VI School District; Viburnum C-4; Anna-Jonesboro High School; Cape Central High School; Dexter High School; Farmington Senior High School; Fredericktown R-I High School; Herrin High School; North St. Francois County R-I High School; Notre Dame Regional High School; and Ste. Genevieve High School.

For more information about Math Field Day, contact Cheryl McAllister, chair of the Math Field Day Committee, at (573) 651-2778, by e-mail at cjmcallister@semo.edu or visit http://www5.semo.edu/math/mathfieldday.htm.