The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

April 16, 2013

Students come from three states for PSU Math Relays


From staff reports

PITTSBURG, Kan. — More than 1,100 high school students from Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma are expected to compete in Pittsburg State University’s 45th annual Math Relays today.

Terry Ann Martin, a member of the PSU Math Department faculty and coordinator of the event, said students will compete in a range of events designed to test their math knowledge. Categories include graphing, algebraic equations and inequalities, analytic geometry, trigonometry, number theory, probability and statistics, and computational math.

Most of the competition will be individual, although the day concludes with fast-paced team events.

The top 10 competitors in each of the contest’s categories will have their names listed in Yates Hall and the top three in each will receive medals. The top performers will be invited back to campus for Math Honor Day later in the year.