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September 26, 2012

MENDOCINO COLLEGE
1000 Hensley Creek Road
Ukiah, CA 95482

Contact: Leslie Banta, Math Instructor
Phone:   (707) 467-1053, Email: lbanta@mendocino.edu

MENDOCINO COLLEGE HOSTING MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH COMPETITION NOVEMBER 13

Mendocino College is hosting a math competition for middle school students, to be held at the college on Tuesday, November 13, at 4 p.m. The competition, known as AMC 8, is open to any Lake or Mendocino County 6th through 8th grader, and also for any student 14½ years old or younger not enrolled in grades 9 through 12.

The registration deadline is Friday, November 2. Forms are available at all area middle schools and by contacting Leslie Banta, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, at lbanta@mendocino.edu. The entrance fee is $5 per participant and can be waived for financial reasons by contacting Professor Banta.

In addition to the 40-minute competition, Mendocino College math faculty will offer activities and a brief campus tour while the entries are being scored. Afterwards, winners will be announced.

Banta spearheaded organization of the contest because she originally taught at the middle and high school levels and noticed the lack of local math competitions. "Mendocino College is interested in reaching out to the larger math communities in middle and high schools, and this is a good opportunity for future college students to visit the campus," she stated. "I hope that students from all over Lake and Mendocino Counties will take part, either as individuals or as groups."

Topics covered will include probability, estimation, percentages, spatial visualization, everyday applications, and reading and interpreting graphs.


Created: September 26, 2012 @ 02:46 PM
Last Modified: September 26, 2012 @ 02:48 PM

 





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