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Middle, high school students to test math skills

Nov. 12 math festival

Middle and high school students may test their mathematical skills with games, puzzles and challenges during the Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival Saturday, Nov. 12.

2011-11-14
Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release [11-9-11

Middle and high school students may test their mathematical skills with games, puzzles and challenges during the Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival at Minnesota State Mankato Saturday, Nov. 12.

The festival, free and open to students, faculty, staff and the public, will have activities for students ranging from middle-school to advanced high-school. The event will be from 1-5 p.m. Saturday on the second floor of Wissink Hall.

The festival is intended to demonstrate to teachers math events that can be taught in small teams, supplemented by games and puzzles. Student participants spend about 30 minutes on each of six activities that they select from several dozen options.

The festival, coordinated nationally by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, started in 2007 in the San Francisco Bay area to honor the legacy of Julia Robinson and to encourage more students to pursue mathematics.

Julia Robinson was a mathematics professor at the University of California-Berkeley.

More information about the institute and the festival can be found at http://www.msri.org/web/msri/static-pages/-/node/194.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,649 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 32 state institutions.

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