Below are some of the highlights from our UNL Math Day trip last week.
Our group boards the bus in Scottsbluff. At the opening ceremony, Scottsbluff High School was recognized for driving the longest distance to the contest (400 miles!) and for being the best represented school in Class II with 50 students.
Our certificate for being the best represented school.
Scottsbluff Star Herald article:
"SHS students experience college visit and math competition at UNL"
Another group of 24 students sat in on a math capstone course for undergraduates that intend to become secondary math educators. UNL Professor Yvonne Lai invited SHS students to speak about the special mathematics curriculum students enjoy in the SHS Math Theory and Problem Solving class. A group of teaching methods students (center semicircle) talk to SHS students about college opportunities and the value of mathematics.
Andrew and Kyle address the capstone class. Pictured is the UNL Math Day promotional poster that Andrew (left) designed for the University.
Our students (left) compete in the Math Bowl competition. We ended up losing this match to Lincoln Pius X - had a chance to tie it on the last question! - 7 to 6. In the second round, we lost on a tiebreaker. Despite the setbacks, the students really had fun preparing for and participating in the competition.