FHSU hosts 40th annual math relays

HAYS, Kan. – Fort Hays State University’s Math and Computer Science departments will host the 40th annual Math Relays on Nov. 8 in the Memorial Union.

Students in grades nine through 12 will compete in a maximum of six tests throughout the day. The six tests are number sense, trigonometry, algebra, geometry, applications, and calculations with calculators.

Tests can be completed by individual students or by teams of three students.

Between 50 and 60 schools ranging in size from 1A to 6A are expected to bring around 700 students to compete.

At the end of the day, multiple awards will be presented. All students take the same tests throughout the day, but when it comes to scoring they are only scored with students in the same grade. Individual and team winners are recognized in each grade level for each test.

Along with individual awards, each school receives points throughout the day based on how their students perform. The three schools with the most points at the end of the day are given plaques.

Schools are also placed in categories based on their size and receive awards within those categories.

“I just want to thank the FHSU community, especially the staff at the Memorial Union,” said Dr. Bill Weber, associate professor of mathematics. “Seven hundred students in the union is a lot, and the patience shown by the staff is much appreciated.”


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