April 08, 2011 12:00AM
Pittsburg State will play host to more than 1,000 high school students from dozens of area schools for the 43rd annual Math Relays, to be held on Tuesday, April 12. The students will test their skills on a wide range of mathematical subjects including algebraic equations and word problems, geometry, trigonometry, programming, number theory, logic and set theory and analysis.
Terry Ann Martin, Mathematics faculty and event coordinator, said the yearly event is a lot of work to stage, but well worth the effort.
"It's a good thing to do with area schools," Martin said. "It not only encourages the students' interest in math, but it also gives them a chance to visit the campus and see everything Pittsburg State has to offer."
The top 10 competitors in each of the contest's categories will have their names listed in Yates Hall, and the top three in each will receive medals. The top performers will be invited back to campus for Math Honor Day later in the year.