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2020 Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month Info

The Mathematics and Statistics Competition and all other activities for MSAM have been cancelled for 2020.  

Your personal health is important to us and we want to do our part to lessen the threat of the coronavirus.

 


Mathematics Department

University of Kansas

announces

Mathematics and Statistics Competition April 2020

at three levels: Third-Fifth Grade, Middle School and High School

First, Second and Third Prizes awarded at each level.

 

Saturday, April 4, 2020
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
405 Snow Hall
University of Kansas

  • The exam at the Third-Fifth grade level will reflect math taught through the 5th grade.
  • The exam at the Middle School level will reflect the level of math taught through the 8th grade.
  • The exam at the High School level will cover material through the 11th grade.
  • Calculators will be allowed on the exam.
  • Presentation of solutions is considered in the grading of the exam.
  • Sample exams are on the department’s web site.
  • Advance registration will be open on-line from February 15.
  • Registration begins at 2:00 pm. The exam will start at 2:30 pm and will last 50 minutes.
  • Parents are welcome to wait in the lounge areas during the exam.
  • Participants will be released to these areas when they complete the exam.
  • Winners will be notified by mail and invited to awards ceremony. Certificates for participants will be sent to their schools.  (Cash prizes are awarded by check.  Winners must have a SSN (non-US citizens must have proper visa authorization).

For more information contact Agnieszka Miedlar MSAM Competition Chair (email: amiedlar@ku.edu) or MSAM KU Coordinator Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, 864-3651 (email: bozenna@ku.edu).


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  Jeremy Martin
  David Nualart
  Myunghyun Oh


20 years
  Hongguo Xu

35 years
  Albert Sheu

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