Web puzzles build toward math competition for high schoolers

February 15, 2018

Detroit Mercy will host a friendly but competitive Mathematics Competition for high school students to test their problem-solving skills and mathematical knowledge April 14. But until then, high school students have a chance to gain invaluable practice at solving math problems each month through the monthly web puzzles.

On the first day of each month, math faculty will send participating high school students math questions to test their knowledge of logic and reasoning. All answers will be due the last day of the month and must be sent to the University at dmmc@udmercy.edu.

Faculty members in the University’s Math Department will post the names of top puzzle solvers on the University’s website.  All students are invited to the public competition. These monthly math competitions will build from February to April with the goal of increasing area awareness of the Detroit Mercy Math program. Then, on April 14, the major Math competition begins on the McNichols campus with first, second and third place winners selected by math faculty.

Following the competition in April, Detroit Mercy match professors will grade all exams and the University will announce top prize winners on the mathematics website. In addition, high school students can also speak with current students, alumni and faculty in the Mathematics Department to learn more about compelling careers. 

To learn more about this competition, please visit http://bit.ly/2BHx0bJ