Math Olympiad is April 29

Apr 14, 2006

About 75 students are expected to participate in the sixth Kettering Mathematics Olympiad on Saturday, April 29.

The Mathematics Olympiad is a competition designed to identify and encourage students with interests and abilities in mathematics in grades 9 through 12. Math Professor Joe Salacuse said the competition consists of four to six challenging problems and has a time limit of four hours. The problems range from "mind-benders" that require little mathematical skills to problems that require the knowledge of geometry, trigonometry and beginning calculus.

The top seven contestants of the Olympiad will be awarded gift certificates from Best Buy. In addition, the top two contestants will be awarded academic scholarships to Kettering University.

First place prize: $1,000 Best Buy Gift Certificate and a full-tuition, four-year scholarship to Kettering.

Second place prize: $700 Best Buy Gift Certificate and a half-tuition, four-year scholarship to Kettering.

Third place prize: $300 Best Buy Gift Certificate.

Fourth to seventh place prizes: $100 Best Buy Gift Certificate.

The scholarships will be awarded to the first and second place competitors upon admission to Kettering University.

Click on this link for details concerning the Olympiad including a schedule of events, past examinations with solutions, and more.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Ruben Hayrapetyan or Dr. Joe Salacuse.

Written by Pat Mroczek
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