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USC Upstate Hosts Second Annual High School Math Contest

11- 01- 2006

Spartanburg, S.C. – The University of South Carolina Upstate will host the Second Annual High School Math Contest on Saturday, November 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More than 115 high school math whizzes from 19 schools in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina will compete in written exams and team relays. The written exam will cover knowledge related to Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Precalculus, Trigonometry, Counting, Probability and Number Theory. Then schools will choose three students to participate in the team relays in which they answer a series of questions against the clock.

“Our goal is to stimulate interest in mathematics among high school students and to recognize those who exhibit exceptional talent,” says Dr. Rick Chow, Chair of the Division of Math and Computer Science at USC Upstate. Outstanding individual participants and teams will be awarded prizes which include four-year USC Upstate tuition vouchers for $1000, $500 and $250, plaques, awards and t-shirts.

Participants include students from: Aiken High School, Berea High School, Blue Ridge High School, Dreher High School, Gaffney High School, Governor's School for Science & Mathematics, Greenville Technical Charter High School, Guilford Day School, Hammond School, James F. Byrnes High School, Oakbrook Preparatory School, Southside High School, Spartanburg High School, Spring Valley High School, Thornwell High School, Weddington High School, Williston-Elko High School, Woodland High School, and Wren High School.

For further information, please contact Rick Chow 864-503-5206 or rchow@uscupstate.edu or Tommy Ordoyne 864-503-5225 or tordoyne@uscupstate.edu. Click on http://faculty.uscupstate.edu/kwaters/MathContest/info.html to see rules and this year’s schedule, as well as the relay questions, written exam, solutions and results from last year.