Southeast to Host 33rd Annual Math Field Day April 20

2009_SM_Mathematics004-XLCAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 15, 2010 – Students from 25 area high schools will compete in the 33rd annual Math Field Day April 20 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 9:30 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 of 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 590 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 contest include: Arcadia Valley High School; Bell City High School; Campbell High School; Cobden High School; Eagle Ridge Christian School; Leopold R-III High School; Marquand-Zion R-VI High School; 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 High School; Viburnum C-4 High School; Anna-Jonesboro; Cape Central; Dexter High School; Fredericktown R-I High School; Herrin High School; North St. Francois County R-I; Notre Dame Regional High School; Sikeston 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.