Math contest


Competition open to high school students

Bluffton University’s mathematics department will host its 12th annual math competition for high school students on Saturday, Nov. 2, in Stutzman Lecture Hall in Centennial Hall. All of the day’s activities are free.

The test, which begins at 9:45 a.m., includes only short-answer questions covering high school math topics through precalculus. Cash prizes will be awarded, and test scores of seniors considering attending Bluffton may be used to award renewable scholarships of up to $1,000 per year. Scholarship awards will be offered by January 2014.

Teachers need not accompany students, but activities will be available for teachers, as well as parents, during the test. Visitors may then attend a math presentation at 11 a.m., followed by a free lunch at 11:45 a.m. and a campus tour and/or football game after lunch. Admission to the 1:30 p.m. game against Anderson is also free for math contestants and their parents.

Each high school may register up to 10 students, but registration will be limited to the first 100 students. Registration deadline is Monday, Oct. 28. Students may register online, and find previous contests, answers and solutions, by visiting

For more information about the contest, contact Duane Bollenbacher at 419-358-3296 or