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Mathematics Symposium for High School Students

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Making Mathematics Fun and Accessible for Everyone


Friday, April 4, 2014; 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Point Park University

Are you a high school student interested in mathematics? Could math possibly be the career field for you? Attend Point Park University's annual Mathematics Symposium and discover a fun, interesting and accessible approach to engaging in mathematics while learning about career opportunities in this field.

At the symposium, Matthew Pascal, Ph.D., assistant professor of mathematics, and Darlene Marnich, Ed.D., professor and chair of the education department at Point Park University, lead students in hands-on mathematical activities such as:

  • Going on scavenger hunts of mathematical persuasion in Downtown Pittsburgh
  • Allowing students to showcase their results and computations through PowerPoint presentations

Lunch is provided and served in the Lawrence Hall Dining Room.

Students who are accepted to participate in the Mathematics Symposium are sent a list of challenging problems to solve before the event. Prizes are given to groups who solve the most problems correctly.

Nominations and Registration

Teachers throughout Western Pennsylvania can each nominate up to six high school students to attend who show an interest in mathematics and/or mathematics education. Students may also apply.

For questions or more information about the Mathematics Symposium, contact Matthew Pascal, Ph.D., at 412-392-3892 or mpascal@pointpark.edu.

Math Symposium in the News

Student-produced news video from Point Park News Service