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Bozeman, Manhattan, Big Sky students participate in national math competition at MSU

April 13, 2012 -- MSU News Service

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BOZEMAN -- Twenty-six students recently participated in the American Mathematics Contest 12 and/or the American Mathematics Contest 10 sponsored by the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Montana State University.

Students from Bozeman High School, Lone Peak High School, Manhattan High School and Sacajawea Middle School, as well as one home-schooled student, competed for local, regional and national student and school awards.

AMC 12 student team honors went to Tom Wu from the Bozeman High School, Helen Murphy (home-schooled) and Tucker Shea of Lone Peak High School.

AMC 10 student team honors went to Amy Chou of Sacajawea Middle School, Simeon Goode of Lone Peak High School and Danica Jansma of Manhattan High School.

Chou also qualified for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination, which was held March 15. Her performance on that exam qualified her to try out for the USA Junior Mathematical Olympiad by taking a nine-hour exam on April 24 and 25 at MSU.

The AMC contests are intended to spur interest in mathematics and develop talent through the excitement of friendly competition at problem solving in a timed format. The AMC 12 and AMC 10 are part of a series of contests sponsored each year by the Mathematical Association of America.

The AMC offers the only math competition series in the country leading to the U.S. Mathematical Olympiad, the U.S. Junior Mathematical Olympiad and the Mathematical Olympiad Summer Program. From this group of students, the AMC sends the U.S. team to the International Mathematical Olympiad.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Burroughs, associate professor in MSU's Department of Mathematical Sciences at (406) 994-3322 or burroughs@math.montana.edu.

Evelyn Boswell, (406) 994-5135 or evelynb@montana.edu