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Nearly 200 Student Mathletes to Compete in State Math Championship

Posted 03/07/2014
Submitted by David Isgur
Category: Campus Announcements

Nearly 200 middle school Mathletes® from 66 schools across the state will compete in the Connecticut State MATHCOUNTS Competition at the University of Hartford on Saturday, March 8, in Gengras Student Union.

Teachers and students have been preparing for the competition since the fall. Students will compete individually and as teams in written and fast-paced oral matches on subjects that include algebra, probability, statistics, and geometry. The top 16 Mathletes will be paired in a fast-paced oral competition, competing against each other and the clock to solve problems.

State winners will advance to the Raytheon MATHCOUNTS National Competition to be held in Orlando, Florida, on May 9.

This statewide competition is organized by the Connecticut Society of Professional Engineers, hosted by the University of Hartford and sponsored by the Connecticut Chapter of ASHRAE.

Mako E. Haruta, associate professor of mathematics at the University of Hartford, will give a talk on "Number Patterns and Problem Solving." The world of mathematics is intricate and complex, full of fascinating numerical relationships and visual imagery. Think like a mathematician as you go pattern hunting, discovering sequences concealed in simple geometric arrangements of numbers that are also revealed in nature and art.

MATHCOUNTS is a national program designed to improve math skills among the nation’s students. The program focuses on middle school students who are at a crucial stage in developing and sustaining math interest and ability. Students who do not begin developing strong problem-solving, logical thinking and analytical abilities in middle school will face an uphill battle later in life if they wish to pursue a medical, scientific, mathematical, engineering or technical career.