### PSU hosts Math Relays for high school students

Sometimes it seems that Americans have an unnatural fear of math. The Pittsburg State University Math Department hopes to send the message that math can be fun with its 39th annual Math Relays on April 10. This year, more than 900 high school students from the Four-State are expected to participate.

The event begins at 10 a.m. with a general meeting in the Weede Physical Education Building. Individual and team competition will continue throughout the day and will culminate in medal awards at 3:30 p.m. in the Math Department Office in Yates Hall.

Terry Martin, a member of the Math Department faculty, said the events are designed not only to test the studentsâ€™ math skills, but to also be fun. Events such as this are also a good way to acquaint high school students with Pittsburg State and its programs, he said.

Some of the individual mathematics events at Math Relays include: Algebraic Equations & Inequalities, Algebraic Word Problems, Algebraic Simplifications, Computational Mathematics, Geometry, Analytic Geometry, Trigonometry, Logic and Set Theory, Number Theory, Probability and Statistics, and Programming. Team events include: Algebra Medley, Geometry, Algebraic Word Problems, Trigonometry, Calculator.

For more information, call the PSU Department of Mathematics at: 620-235-4400 or visit their Web site at http://www.pittstate.edu/math/math.html

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