Carroll Community College Hosts Regional Mathematics Tournament

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Sylvia Blair, Carroll Community College, 410-386-8411
Press Release

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.  

The competition 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.  

Carroll 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 since 2009.” 

Registration for participating community colleges ends March 31, 2017. Contact Shields at 410-386-8573 for more information.