NWF State College to Welcome High School Students for 2015 Math Bowl

2/26/15

Teams from 16 Northwest Florida high schools will compete in the 28th annual Math Bowl at Northwest Florida State College on Friday, March 6, at the college's Niceville campus.

Approximately 130 students will participate in the day-long competition that is sponsored by the college and area groups that support STEM-focused initiatives. Sponsors include Team Eglin and the Air Force Research Laboratory, which is part of the Munitions Directorate.

The Math Bowl features events in solving mathematics problems on a written test and ciphering matches in which teams are pitted against each other in a race against time to correctly solve various algebra, trigonometry, analytic geometry, plane geometry, calculus and miscellaneous problems. Competing schools are divided into three divisions, based on school size.

Students compete on written exams in the morning from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Afternoon ciphering matches are open to the public and will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center on the Niceville campus. Math problems will be displayed on a large screen so members of the audience can match their wits against the student competitors. The public is invited to the ciphering match and to an awards ceremony that will immediately follow the afternoon competition.

For more information concerning the Math Bowl, contact the NWF State College Math Department, 850-729-5377.

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