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Pictured is Matthew Pascal, assistant professor of mathematics.
Assistant Professor Matthew Pascal, Ph.D., discusses his approach to
teaching mathematics

Point Park University will be hosting a Mathematics Symposium on Fri. Nov. 2, 2012 beginning at 9 a.m. At the symposium, students will engage in hands-on mathematical activities led by Matthew Pascal, Ph.D., assistant professor of mathematics and Darlene Marnich, Ed.D., professor and chair of the education department at Point Park University.

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

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

"The event will show students a fun, interesting and accessible approach to engaging in mathematics beyond just doing problems and listening to a teacher lecture. Students will then be able to bring back to their high schools what they learn," explained Pascal.

Nomination form and application

Teacher Nomination Form

Student Application

Registration for this year's symposium has reached capacity.

For questions, contact Matthew Pascal, Ph.D., at 412-392-3892 or


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