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Area middle school students to participate in 2012 HU math competition

HUNTINGTON, Ind. The annual Huntington University Middle School Mathematics Competition will take place April 18 in the Merillat Center for the Arts at Huntington University.

Twenty-one area middle schools are scheduled to compete for individual and team awards in demonstration of mathematical abilities. The goal of the competition is to support and encourage the efforts of students seeking to achieve in mathematics.

The mathematics competition is made up of three rounds. The first round is a 20-question written exam comprised of questions from algebra, geometry and general mathematics. 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 a minute and a half to complete each question. Each question answered correctly earns a student 10 points. The final round the team round provides additional points for the team score. Students are provided with several problems that are more challenging and best solved through the cooperative efforts of the team. A total of 50 points is possible for the final round.

Dr. Yu Yan, assistant professor of mathematics, is the faculty sponsor for the competition.