Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science (MSMS) hosted the annual Mathematics Tournament for all Mississippi high school students on Thursday, March 1 at Trotter Convention Center. Beginning at 8:00AM, hundreds of high school students, representing 26 different schools from all across the state flocked to Columbus to participate in this incredible tournament, sponsored by the MSMS branch of Mu Alpha Theta, a national high school mathematics honor society.
In total, roughly 650 students participated in this year’s Mathematics Tournament. The event featured ciphering, written tests, a mini-interschool competition, and a potpourri round. There was also a special 100 Question Challenge that teams could try their hand at.
There are five levels of competition: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Trigonometry, and Calculus. The event concluded with an awards ceremony to honor those individual contributors and teams placing in each category. Schools from all across the state won awards and recognition for their mathematics prowess.