Asbury to host high school math competition next month

Published 12:56 pm Thursday, January 4, 2018

As part of a week-long event, students in grades K-12 from Jessamine County and surrounding areas will compete in a high school math competition at Asbury University next month.

The event will feature speakers and lectures, as well as an opportunity for students to visit STEM events and participate in classes. The event is open to the general public, although some parts of the event requires online registration, such as the high school math competition where the cost is $5.

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Dr. Cheryll Crowe, chair of Asbury’s Math Department, said in a prepared statement, “We look forward to bringing 100 of the best and brightest grades 8-12 mathematicians to campus for the day-long event. Students enjoy the challenge of the problems and being able to be a ‘mathematician’ for the day, as well as participating in college classes.”

As part of the Math Association of America, AMC, the event helps students receive experience for college and serves as a starting point for the United States of America Mathematics Olympiad and USA Junior Mathematical Olympiad. Registration is required for the high school math competition, and the event will include two competition levels. Each competition will consist of 25-question and 75-minute multiple choice examinations in high school mathematics. The events are designed to promote development, as well as enhance problem solving skills, Crowe said.

“Asbury’s Math Department has a deep commitment to preparing math teachers, but also meeting the needs of grades K-12 students,” Crowe said. “The AMC competition is one of several annual events directed by the Math Department, and now in conjunction with ACTM, the opportunities have increased to expand our service and outreach to K-12 students and teachers.”