UW-Superior hosts High School Math Meet
On Wednesday, over 100 students from eight area high schools gathered at the University of Wisconsin-Superior for a high school math meet.
The event is hosted by the UW-Superior Mathematics and Computer Science Department, and its members design the competition format and write the exams. There are problems in geometry, calculus, algebra, trigonometry, and stats and probability.
The meet gives the high school students from Wisconsin and Minnesota a chance to earn some bragging rights by showing off their number skills. There are team events and individual problems as well.
"They already have some interest in math coming into this event. And so this is their big competition that a lot of them really strive for every year," organizer and Associate Professor of Mathematics, Jonathan Totushek said. "And so some schools put a lot of work into studying and preparing for this. And the students come in all excited and ready to go and they love it."
Totushek says this is an annual event that they host every year on campus. Each event had an overall winner, and the students took home some cool prizes from the UWS Bookstore. The team event winners received a trophy to bring back to their schools.
"It gives all these students an opportunity to flex their math muscles that they might not always get to do," Totushek said. "It’s really a lot of fun."