FHSU hosts 27th annual Math Relays

Fort Hays State University's Department of Mathematics and Computer Science recently hosted the 27th Annual Math Relays.

This year?s event brought nearly 1,500 students from more than 60 Kansas high schools to FHSU to compete in six different events.

Students participated in the following categories based upon school division and grade level.
-- Using number sense, which is recognizing alternative names for numbers, number patterns and reasonability.
-- Trigonometry.
-- Algebraic manipulations.
-- Informal geometry, measurement, which is computing perimeters, areas and volumes of given geometric figures.
-- Applications of algebra, arithmetic.
-- Calculations with calculators.

Schools placed overall in three different classifications, 1A schools, 2A/3A schools and 4A/5A/6A schools.

Twenty three schools took part in the relay at the 1A level. Claflin High School took first overall, Pawnee Heights High School took second and Mankato High School placed third. Fourth place went to Pretty Prairie, fifth went to Ashland, sixth to Pike Valley and seventh to Fowler. Stafford placed eighth, St. John?s-Beloit and Skyline both placed ninth.

At the 2A/3A level 24 schools participated. Ellsworth High School placed first, Thomas More Prep-Marian placed second, and Quinter placed third. Fourth place went to Sacred Heart and fifth went to Trinity Catholic High School. Minneapolis High School and Trego Community High School took sixth, eighth went to Decatur Community High School, ninth went to Lakeside High School and 10th went to Osborne high School.

Sixteen schools participated in the 4A, 5A, and 6A level competition. First place went to Hutchinson High School, second place went to Salina South High School and third went to Hays High School. McPherson placed fourth, Great Bend placed fifth and Goodland placed sixth.

Seventh went to Salina Central, with liberal taking eight and Garden City taking ninth. Buhler high school took tenth.

For more information or more overall results and the individual results for each category go to www.fhsu.edu/macs/mathRelays/mathrelays.htm.

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