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Annual math tournament expected to attract over 700 middle and high school students

MEDIA ADVISORY

This is a reminder that the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Georgia Southern University will host its 19th Annual Invitational Mathematics Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 10.

More than 700 students in grades six through 12 are expected to compete in the tournament. There are separate categories for varsity, junior varsity and junior high teams.

Within each category, schools are split into divisions based on their enrollment. The competition consists of a multiple-choice written test that is given in the morning and team ciphering matches that are held in the afternoon.

Trophies are presented to the top three teams in each division. In addition, the Arthur G. Sparks Award of Excellence is presented to any students who earn a perfect score on the written exam.

Last year’s tournament attracted teams from 51 different public and private schools, including entries from Augusta, Brunswick, Macon and Savannah.

Here is the schedule for this year’s tournament:

  •  10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. – written exams at Hanner Fieldhouse and the Math/Physics Building
  • 1 p.m.-2:15 p.m. – ciphering matches at Hanner Fieldhouse
  • 2:30 p.m.-3 p.m. – awards ceremony at Hanner Fieldhouse

Members of the media are invited to cover the math tournament. For more information, visit http://math.georgiasouthern.edu/math/tourny/tourny.php or contact tournament director Susie Lanier at slanier@georgiasouthern.edu or (912) 681-0168.

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