Math students to flock to Friends for national contest
Some of the brightest young math minds in the state will be converging on Friends University Feb. 19 as part of the American Mathematics Competition (AMC) 10/12.
Middle school and high school students will have the opportunity to take a preliminary test, which could earn them a spot in regional and national competitions with the Mathematics Association of America.
“The main purpose is to spur interest in math,” said Dr. Nora Strasser, professor of math at Friends University and chair of the Division of Natural Science and Mathematics.
The difficulty on the math tests ranges from simple to difficult, Dr. Strasser said. Students can be awarded various prizes, depending on the results of their tests, including a certificate, a pin or a chance to move to a higher level of competition.
This is the third year Friends University has hosted the AMC on the Wichita campus.
“We are one of only two schools in the state that offer this testing,” Dr. Strasser said.
Students interested in taking the test must pre-register. The test will take approximately two hours. After the test, participants will be able to meet with representatives from Admissions and enjoy lunch at the Casado Campus Center.
“It’s a way for them to get on campus and meet some of us and for us to meet them,” Dr. Strasser said.
For more information about the AMC 10/12 competition, please contact the Mathematics Department at 295-5818.