Southeast to Host 34th Annual Math Field Day April 19

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 14, 2011ᾰ Southeast Missouri State University Department of Mathematics will host students from 27 area high schools to compete in the 34th annual Math Field Day April 19.

The event begins at 9 a.m. and concludes with an awards ceremony at 1 p.m. Team events begin at 9:30 a.m. while individual testing will be held from 10:10 to 11:30 a.m. At noon, students will engage in a problem-solving event, Mathletics. All events will take place in the Show Me Center.

Approximately 575 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, Cobden, Delta R-V, Eagle Ridge Christian School, Fredericktown R-I, Herrin, Leopold R-III, Lesterville, Marion, North Pemiscot, North St. Francois County R-I, Notre Dame Regional High School, Oak Ridge R-VI, Puxico, Saxony Lutheran School, Scott City R-I, South Pemiscot, Southern Reynolds County R-II, Ste. Genevieve, Valley R-VI, Viburnum C-4 and Zalma.

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