Immaculata University Hosts Math Competition

The Immaculata University Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Physics is hosting a math competition – Problems, Posters, and Pizza: An Excursion in Critical Thinking. The event takes place on Wednesday, February 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Loyola Hall on the campus of Immaculata University. Fifty students from the Collegium Charter School, Upper Merion High School, and Bishop Shanahan High School are participating in this free event that is sponsored by Lockheed-Martin.
The day consists of problem-solving for local high school students, featuring the Mathematical Association of America´s American Mathematics Competition (AMC), the AMC 10 and AMC 12, and a hands-on, team competition of critical-thinking problems from mathematics, physics, and computer science. Immaculata University is one of six higher educational institutions hosting AMC exams in the state of Pennsylvania. The impetus for the competition was to engage students´ interest in mathematics by giving them an opportunity to have a positive experience with mathematics and problem solving.
Molli R. Jones, Ph.D., assistant professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Immaculata University, commented, "This event was designed to reach students who would not have otherwise competed in a mathematics competition. We are hoping that between the written AMC exam and the variety of problems in the hands-on competition, there will be something inspiring for all participants."
For more information on this program or Immaculata University´s Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Physics, please call 610-647-4400, ext. 3252.
Immaculata University, a Catholic, coeducational institution, is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection of routes 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.
y:word: Release: Problems, Posters, and Pizza event #79 1.20.09


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