Sponsored by the American Mathematical Society
Tuesday, October 23, 2007,
Cowles Auditorium, Hubert H. Humphrey Center
Minnesota Math Students Compete for $2000
Minnesota students will prove that math is fun and rewarding
when they compete in Who Wants to Be a
October 23 at 11:00 a.m. in the Hubert H. Humphrey Center's Cowles Auditorium on the University of Minnesota campus (west
bank). The student contestants can win up to $2000 in cash by
answering multiple choice mathematics questions.
Contestants for the game are:
- Rohit Agrawal (Wayzata)
- Nathan Bertram (Becker)
- Alex Fish (Bloomington Jefferson)
- Kyle Husebye (Stillwater)
- Paul Kravik (Minnehaha Academy)
- Perihan MacDonald (St. Paul Central)
- Calli Thompson (Stillwater)
- Justin Wheeler (Hill-Murray)
At 10:00 a.m., Douglas N. Arnold, Director of the Institute for Mathematics and its
Applications, will give a talk entitled Start Seeing Mathematics! about visualization
of complex numbers and functions.
Who Wants to be a Mathematician is a game of skill and
excitement patterned on the TV show Who Wants To Be A
Millionaire. The game rewards math performance while at the
same time having fun. The American Mathematical Society has been performing the game for
over six years at locations from Boston to Honolulu, but this is
the first chance for Minnesota high school students to play. The contest, which
is free and open to the public, will last about one hour.
More information can be found in this press release.