WSU Hosts Statewide Math Competition

OGDEN, Utah – More than 1,600 students from around the state will meet at Weber State University on Thursday, March 17 for the 2005 Utah State Math Test.

High schools and junior high schools send teams of up to five students per grade to the competition. There is an individual winner for each grade in both the large- and small-school categories, and schools also compete for a best overall team title in each grade.

"These are the best and brightest students in Utah, and they get to see how they compare with each other," said WSU math lecturer David Imig. The university’s math faculty wrote the test and will oversee the testing. Approximately 40 WSU students will help with proctoring the test and hosting the students.

The 2 ½-hour exam will be conducted in the Lind Lecture Hall and Wattis Building beginning at 9:30 a.m. A concurrent exam is being held at Southern Utah University in Cedar City for schools that could not make the trip to Ogden.

An awards banquet is scheduled for April 28 for the winning students and their guests and teachers.

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David Imig, mathematics lecturer
(801) 626-8096 ·

Jennifer Philion, office of Media Relations
(801) 626-6347 ·