Missoula Students Flock to UM for Math Day Oct. 2

September 30, 2015

MISSOULA – The University of Montana’s 2015 Math Day will begin at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 2, in the Gallagher Business Building. 

Math Day is a one-day event for students in grades 8-12 who enjoy learning mathematics, working through puzzles and solving problems. Running the approximate length of a school day, Math Day offers a variety of hands-on workshops about topics that go beyond the classroom, including knots, geometric solids, combinatorics, cryptography and more. A panel on how mathematics is used in science will cap off the event.

Students are invited to come on their own or with their teachers, and teachers are encouraged to bring classes on a field trip to the event, which is sponsored by Missoula County Public Schools. Students and teachers also are invited to participate in the Missoula Math Circle, which meets at 3:30 p.m. Thursdays throughout the fall semester; remote participation is possible.

For more information about Math Day or the Missoula Math Circle, visit http://www.cas.umt.edu/mathday/ or email mathcircle@mso.umt.edu.

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Contact: Jenny McNulty, associate dean, UM College of Humanities and Sciences, 406-243-2632, mcnulty@mso.umt.edu.