As high school students prep their calculators, study their formulas, and sharpen their pencils, Fort Hays State University's Mathematics and Computer Science Department makes preparations for the 31st annual Math Relays.
On Nov. 12, around 500 students from about 50 schools will begin the relays in the Fort Hays Ballroom and Black and Gold Room in the Memorial Union. The students will be tested in six areas of math: trigonometry, algebra, geometry, applications, number sense and using a calculator.
"The kids have the option to either take the tests as an individual or as a team, which is kind of like a relay track team," said Bill Weber, instructor of mathematics and computer science. "One student starts the test and then the other team members come in to finish."
Once the students complete their tests, they wait for their awards. Individual and team awards will be presented separately.
"We see which school has the highest number of points," said Weber. "All tests are done on Scantrons, so we have results later in the day."
For more information, contact Weber at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (785) 628-5375.