High school students from different states put their math skills to the test today.
Some students came from as far as Omaha, Nebraska, to participate in Pitt State’s 50th annual Math Relays. The contest was similar to a relay race where students were often given short amounts of time to solve different problems. Common types of problems today come from algebra, word problems, number theory, and probability.
“It is a great way for high school students to show how good they really are. When you’re up against 1100 students, you know, to get a medal in that group, that’s pretty impressive,” says Dr. Tim Flood.
Some tests allowed students to share their knowledge in groups of four as well.