Northland Math Students Show Their Skills

By KBJR News 1

April 20, 2011 Updated Apr 20, 2011 at 5:13 PM CDT

Superior, WI (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Quick, what's more than 100 students from 11 Northland high schools split into 14 teams equal?

Of course, the answer is the 37th annual math meet on the UW-Superior campus.

Students spent the morning working on challenging problems in algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and statistics.

Organizers of the event say math does now and will continue to play a vital part in society, so it's nice to have such a good turnout.

"We love bringing in the high school students to give them a chance to compete, first of all," UWS faculty member Diana Kennedy said. They can have some fun with mathematics and see math a little different than in the classroom."

Northwestern was the winner of the small school team competition, while Rice Lake took home first place for the large schools.

Posted by Zach Schneider