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Published on October 6th, 2017 | by University Communications

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Saint Leo to host American Mathematics Competition

As a community service, Saint Leo University is acting as a host site where middle-school students may participate for free in the American Mathematics Competition (AMC) 8, coming in November. This is a national competition developed by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). Its purpose is to help young students develop positive attitudes about mathematics and analytical thinking by allowing them to apply their classroom learning to a 25-question, multiple-choice exam given in a friendly environment.

Saint Leo is able to accommodate 30 students. Mathematics faculty will monitor, and the test will be given on Tuesday, November 14, at 5:45 p.m., in TECO Hall in the School of Business building. Students have 40 minutes to complete the test, and can learn more about it at the MAA site.

Saint Leo welcomes the middle-school children of employees, as well as students from the broader community, to take part in the competition. Please share with friends, family, neighbors, church and school groups, teachers, and others who may be interested. To participate, parents must contact in advance Dr. Monika Kiss, mathematics professor, at monika.kiss@saintleo.edu and include the phrase “AMC 8” in the subject line. Alternately, parents may call Dr. Kiss at (352) 588-8836.

 

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