Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2009-03-26
The Samford University math department will host about 440 area high school students who will compete for regional math honors on Saturday (March 28).
Students from Chilton, Jefferson, Shelby and Walker counties will compete for team and individual honors based on algebra and trigonometry, geometry and comprehensive exams.
The District IV contest is sponsored by the Alabama Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the Alabama Association of College Teachers of Mathematics.
Top winners in Saturday's written exams will participate in statewide competition in April.
About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.