Carroll Community College (Carroll) will
host a Mathematics Tournament in which community college students from
throughout the Mid-Atlantic states will compete. The event will be held at
Carroll Community College on Saturday, April 22 in the Great Hall. The college
is located at 1601 Washington Road in Westminster.
is titled the “Student Mathematics Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament.” A Carroll
student team will compete with teams from 12 to 15 other community colleges in
solving mathematics problems. Each team has ten minutes to solve a mathematical
problem and receives points for speed and accuracy. Each team will solve 10
problems during the event which begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m. The three
top-scoring teams will earn first, second and third place honors.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics Tom Shields, and Mathematics Department
faculty James Sherman, Janice Stencil and Elizabeth Bush, are working together
to organize the regional event. Friends, family and the community may attend.
“One of the
reasons we organize the competition is to encourage students to enjoy solving
complex mathematics problems using teamwork,” said Shields. “Community colleges
are a source for stimulating interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and
Mathematics. Tournaments have taken place every year at various host colleges
for participating community colleges ends March 31, 2017. Contact Shields at
410-386-8573 for more information.