Local high schools to compete in Huntington University’s math competition

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2011-10-17
HUNTINGTON, Ind.— Twelve local high schools will go head-to-head on Oct. 19 during Huntington University’s annual High School MathematicsCompetition.

The teams will meet to compete for individual and team awards for their demonstration of mathematical abilities. The teams competing this year are: Adams Central High School, Monroe, Ind,; Anderson Christian School, Anderson, Ind.; Ayersville High School, Defiance, Ohio; Fishers High School, Fishers, Ind.; Hamilton Southeastern High School, Fishers, Ind.; Southwood High School, Wabash, Ind.; Warsaw Community High School, Warsaw, Ind.; West Noble High School, Ligonier, Ind.; South Adams High School, Berne, Ind.; Wapahani High School, Selma, Ind.; Northrop High School, Fort Wayne, Ind.; and Zionsville Community High School, Zionsville, Ind.

The competition will take place in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts on campus.

The mathematics competition is made up of three rounds. The first round is a 20-question written exam comprised of questions from algebra to calculus. Students can earn a total of 100 points for the exam. The individual round of the competition is made up of 10 questions. Students are given two minutes to complete each question. Students receive 10 points for correctly answered questions. The final round, the team round, adds points to the team score. Students are provided with a multi-task problem that is best solved through the cooperative efforts of the team. A total of 50 points is possible for the final round.

The goal of the competition is to support and encourage the efforts of students seeking to achieve in mathematics.
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and Forbes.com has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
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