The Department of Mathematical Sciences hosted its twelfth annual Middle School Math Day on Saturday, January 21, 2023. This year, our program returned to an all “in-person” format with 60 students from grades 2-8 in attendance, with two large groups from Pembroke Pines Charter School and The Weiss School. Graduate students, faculty, and staff from the Department of Mathematical Sciences volunteered throughout the day.
The program began with the American Math Competition (AMC) 8 Competition which consisted of a 40-minute test. The contest is sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America.
The top 3 scores are as follows:
Following lunch, Dr. Francesco Sica delivered a talk which began with a brief introduction to cryptography, followed by examining a cryptographic code made popular by E.A. Poe’s novel The Gold Bug.
Finally, students participated in a math trivia challenge and team contest hosted by Dr. Tomas Schonbek. Here are the first, second, and third place teams:
Thank you to our participants for a fantastic day!